Upcoming STEM Circuits

Join us for the first STEM Circuit of 2020, "The importance of using your scientific background for policy and lobbying"

REGISTER HERE for this free event!

 

Date and time:

January 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Location:

Lurie Baldwin Auditorium, Northwestern

303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

 

Invited speakers:

Emily Hall

Illinois Grassroots Manager, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in community health. Emily held positions with Special Olympics Wisconsin and the Muscular Dystrophy Association prior to joining the Illinois team at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. She has a passion for organizing grassroots efforts around health policy issues such as access to care, health equity, disability rights and federal funding for medical research.

Kathleen Heppner Goss, Ph.D.

Senior Science Writer and Director of Strategic Partnership at U of Chicago

Dr. Goss graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the College of Wooster (Ohio) and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Vanderbilt University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Goss started her independent research program there and then moved her laboratory to the University of Chicago in 2007, focusing her work on the molecular drivers of breast and colorectal cancer. Since 2013, she has served in the administration of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she is currently the Associate Director for Administration supporting the research efforts of more than 200 investigators. A long time cancer advocate, Dr. Goss has been active in policy, serving as an American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) lead volunteer for Illinois’ first Congressional District for several years, and currently serves on the Illinois Leadership Board for the American Cancer Society and on the Board of Directors at the Cancer Support Center in the South Suburbs.

 

Dr. Goss graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the College of Wooster (Ohio) and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Vanderbilt University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Goss started her independent research program there and then moved her laboratory to the University of Chicago in 2007, focusing her work on the molecular drivers breast and colorectal cancer. Since 2013, she has served in the administration of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she is currently the Associate Director for Administration supporting the research efforts of more than 200 investigators. A long time cancer advocate, Dr. Goss has been active in policy, serving as an American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) lead volunteer for Illinois’ first Congressional District for several years, and currently serves on the Illinois Leadership Board for the American Cancer Society and on the Board of Directors at the Cancer Support Center in the South Suburbs.