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Spotlight: Women in Science

Saturday, May 30, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Attendees mingled with some of the brightest and boldest women scientists in an intimate cocktail party setting. In a frank and funny conversation, participants told stories about their work, their inspirations, their triumphs and challenges.

This event is sponsored by the Mount Sinai Health System.

Photograph: Jeffrey Apoian

Moderator

Tracy DayFestival Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Day is the co-founder of the World Science Festival. She serves as CEO, overseeing the creative and programmatic offerings of the Festival and producing original theatrical, musical and multimedia works at the intersection of science and art.

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Participants

Dean FalkAnthropologist

Dean Falk divides her time between Florida and New Mexico. She is the Hale G. Smith Professor of Anthropology and a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee, and she serves as a senior scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. Falk is interested in the evolution of the brain and cognition.

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Mandë HolfordMarine Chemical Biologist

Mandë Holford is as an Associate Professor in Chemistry at Hunter College and CUNY-Graduate Center, with scientific appointments at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Patricia KovatchComputer Engineer

Patricia Kovatch is the founding Associate Dean for Scientific Computing at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She established a scalable and sustainable high-performance computing and data infrastructure to better diagnose and treat disease.

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Tara M. RuttleySpace Scientist

Tara M. Ruttley is an associate program scientist for the International Space Station for NASA at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Her current role consists of representing and communicating all research on the ISS, and supporting the ISS Chief Scientist’s research recommendations to NASA Headquarters.

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