René Olivares-Navarrete, D.D.S, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | D.D.S, National Autonomous University of Mexico | Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico · VCU DEPT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.

Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration

Deborah Bolnick, Ph.D.

Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Bolnick is an expert on genetic ancestry testing and how sociopolitical forces & history shape human genomic diversity.

Native American Genetic Histories Human Biodiversity Genetic Ancestry Testing Anthropology Ancient DNA

Neil MacKinnon, PhD

Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs · Augusta University

Dr. Neil MacKinnon is a senior university administrator, academic health leader and an expert in population health and public health.

Opioid agonist maintenance treatment (i.e. addictions treatment via Methadone and Suboxone) Opioid Abuse Rural Health Care Access & Delivery Rural Health Medication Error

Reza Zomorrodi, PhD

Scientist, Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention · CAMH

Neuropsychology expert, with a penchant for computational neuroscience

Ara Jo

Clinical Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Ara Jo has expertise in healthcare system management and the development of preventive care models for chronic diseases and risk assessment.

Body composition assessment Healthcare System Preventive care model for chronic diseases (i.e., diabetes and prediabetes) Sarcopenia

Vera Gorbunova

Doris Johns Cherry Professor Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Rochester Aging Research Center · University of Rochester

Gorbunova's innovative research on DNA repair and the aging process has been internationally recognized

naked mole rats Cancer Resistance DNA Repair Biology of Aging

John McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director · Burloch Group Inc.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker with deep expertise in biotechnology investment.

Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Innovation Investment

Chenfeng Xiong, PhD

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering · Villanova University

Dr. Xiong conducts AI and big-data research on human mobility, and its relations with policies, environment, & public health.

Transportation Engineering Transportation Planning Transportation Economics Transportation and Environment Big Data

John E. Speich, Ph.D.

Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Engineering and program development expert with research focused on bladder biomechanics and robotics

Cooperative Education Engineering Education Mechanical Engineering Robotics Medical Devices

Richard Oberhelman, MD

Chair of the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences and adjunct professor of pediatrics. · Tulane University

Dr. Oberhelman is an expert in impact, prevention and control of enteric infections/diarrheal diseases in children and COVID-19.

Coronavirus Impact prevention and control of enteric infections/diarrheal diseases in children International research training Impact, prevention and control of tuberculosis in children COVID-19

Kelly Goonan

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation · Southern Utah University

Outdoor recreation expertise with outdoor safety tips, planning national park visits, and planning and management of outdoor recreation.

Visitor Use Management Wilderness First Aid Resource Management Recreation Impact Analysis Recreation Ecology

Tiffany Field, Ph.D.

Doctoral Faculty - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Over thirty years of research on the positive effects of touch

Infant Mental Health Alternative Therapies High-Risk Infants Depression Research Methods

Judith Giesberg, PhD

Professor of History; Robert M. Birmingham Chair in the Humanties | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Judith Giesberg, PhD, is an expert on the history of women and gender in the U.S. Civil War.

Caroline LeCount Census Slavery U.S. Civil War Women's History

Lew Lim

Founder and CEO · VieLight

Dr. Lew Lim is the founder and CEO of VieLight

Light Therapy Medical Devices Phototherapy Start-Ups Corporate Planning

Kuldeep Neote

Senior Director · Consulate General of Canada (CTA Boston)

Kuldeep focuses primarily on the areas of Oncology and Immunology.

Drug Discovery Immunology Oncology Molecular Biology

Kelly Sullivan

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology · Georgia Southern University

Kelly Sullivan is an expert in epidemiology and neurological diseases

Movement Disorders New Drug Applications Neurological Disorders Environmental Health Sciences Biostatistics

Carolyn Haines

Director, Nurse Managed Primary Care Center · University of Delaware

Haines’ interest areas include chronic care management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and women’s health

Chronic Care Management Acute Care Management Women’s Health Hypertension Hyperlipidemia

Judy Helm Wright

Author and Speaker · Artichoke Press LLC

Enthusiastic keynote and conference speaker on RESILIENCE and being a Bounce-Back person. Brings scientific study and life examples of the p

Resiliency - Bounce Back Person Power of Encouraging Words Motivational Respect Responsibility & Resiliency Broke But Not Broken

Dennis D’Amico, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Animal Science Food Safety · University of Connecticut

Dennis D'Amico's research and outreach efforts focus on improving the safety and quality of milk and value-added dairy products.

Dairy Science Dairy Industry Food Microbiology Food Safety Standards Food Science

Saad Bhamla

Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

The Bhamla Lab explores fundamental and applied research questions through the development of new experimental tools and techniques.

Materials and Nanotechnology Biotechnology Organismic Physics Global Health Complex Systems