Bettina Tweardy Riveros, J.D.

Chief Health Equity Officer; Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Community Engagement · ChristianaCare

Leads health equity and government affairs strategies to advance ChristianaCare's vision and mission to serve the community.

Community Engagement Health Policy Strategy Vision Government Affairs

Dru Riddle

Associate Professor of Professional Practice · Texas Christian University

Professor Riddle focuses on genetics as applied to anesthesia.

Pharmacogenomics Evidence Based Practice Nursing Genetics Anesthesia

Helena Zomer

Research Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Helena Zomer studies molecular biology, regenerative medicine and mesenchymal stromal cells and tissue engineering for skin wound healing.

Regenerative Medicine Skin Wound Healing Stem Cells

Adam Woods

Associate Director · University of Florida

Adam Woods’ work demonstrates that combining cognitive training with non-invasive brain stimulation can improve cognitive abilities.

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Cognitive Ageing Brain Imaging Dementia

Aileen Anderson

Director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center · UC Irvine

Dr. Anderson is an expert on stem cell research, with a focus on spinal cord and traumatic brain injury.

Glioblastoma Stem Cell Biology Stem Cell Research Spinal Cord Injury

Hal Herzog

Professor Emeritus · Western Carolina University

Hal Herzog has been investigating the complex psychology of our interactions with other species for more than two decades.

Animal Ethics Animal Welfare Human Sexuality Biological Psychology Animal Sciences

Linda Beeber, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing · UNC at Chapel Hill

Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing

Mental Health Psychiatry Pediatric Nursing Behavioural Treatment Post-Partum Depression

Marshala Lee, M.D., MPH

Director of iREACH Harrington Community Partnership Fund · ChristianaCare

Dr. Marshala Lee provides expert commentary to media about the value of community partnerships and health equity in medicine.

Social Determinants of Health/Health Disparities Community Partnerships Community Health Health Equity

Dr. Lee Hamm

Dean, Tulane University School of Medicine · Tulane University

Dr. Hamm is an expert on kidney diseases and hypertension

Hypertension Nephrology

Rommie Amaro

Professor and Shuler Scholar, Chemistry and Biochemistry · UC San Diego

Her research focuses on development of computational methods in biophysics for applications to drug discovery.

H1N1 Computational Methods in Drug Discovery COVID-19 Biochemistry Chemistry

Thomas George

M.D./Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Thomas George is a medical oncologist and clinical investigator focusing on gastrointestinal malignancies and new cancer treatments.

HeforShe Gastrointestinal Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Trials Cancer Therapy

David B. Peden, M.D.

Faculty · UNC-Chapel Hill

Nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric allergy and immunology, with particular interest in inflammatory processes of the body.

Coronavirus Lung Biology Environmental Sciences Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Allergy and Immunology

Mia Papas, MS, Ph.D

Chief Scientific Officer · ChristianaCare

Dr. Papas utilizes real-world evidence to accelerate the process of moving research into practice to improve health for all.

Epidemiology Health Equity Disease Prevention Translational Research Population Health

Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein

President & CEO · MaRS Innovation

Turning academic ideas into commercial realities

Corporate & Business Strategy Early-Stage Investing Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology Transfer Commercialization of Innovation

Judith Blumstock

Senior Director, Corporate Development · MaRS Innovation

Senior Director, Mars Innovation

Investing in Life Sciences Making Investments and Overseeing Existing Portfolio Companies

Michael Hamblin, PhD

Principal Investigator, Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital · Associate Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hamblin's research interests are now broadly in the area of phototherapy for multiple diseases

Microscopy Molecular Biology Photomedicine Flourescence Microscopy Biotechnology

Lawrence Palinkas

Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Endowed Professorship in Social Policy and Health · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Palinkas is an expert in the areas of preventive medicine, cross-cultural medicine and health services research

Implementation Science Disaster Mental Health Systems Preventive Medicine Medical Anthropology Global Health

Parimal Nathwani

Vice President, Life Sciences · MaRS Innovation

Parimal Nathwani received his M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and his M.B.A. from Simon Fraser University

Forming Start-Up Companies Raising Early-Stage Capital Managing Intellectual Property

Dr. Gregory Bix

Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Center; Professor & Vice Chair of Clinical & Translational Research · Tulane University

Dr. Gregory Bix is an expert in clinical and translational research, neurology, neurosurgery and stroke research.

Neurosurgery Clinical and translational research COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stroke Research Neurology

Stacey Ivanchuk

Director, Intellectual Property · MaRS Innovation

Experienced and strategy-minded director with extensive experience managing commercially driven programs

Intellectual Property Strategy Access to Essential Medicines Biotechnology Patent Protection Early Stage Commercialization