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IMSD Alumni Chat with Dr. Patricia Phelps Return to listing



IMSD Participants, come chat with this wonderful person and scientist and learn about her fascinating and successful career from industry to academia to government… and her tremendous success in science education and outreach!
About the Speaker:
     Dr. Patricia Phelps is a Genomics Education Specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.  She is the Lead Educator on the exhibit team for the Genome:Unlocking Life's Code Exhibit and is responsible for the integration of genomics throughout the museum's education programs and outreach.  Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Pat was the Deputy Director of the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program where she developed innovative training programs and workshops in translational medicine, health disparities, professional development and career awareness for postbaccs, grad students, and postdocs.
     Here at UNC, we know and love Pat as the Founding Director of our Science, Training, and Diversity Office where she directed IMSD, PREP, K-12 science outreach, and professional & career development workshops for grad students.  Before her academic career, Pat was Senior Director of Global Product Development and Marketing for a biotechnology company where she gained extensive experience in developing collaborations and implementing strategic plans.  Pat received her PhD in Physiology at North Carolina State University and is a proud Wolfpack alumna.
  Location: GMB 5007
  Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Sponsor: Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD)
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Ashalla Freeman ashalla@unc.edu