2016-2017 Biochemistry Biophysics Seminar Series

In addition to seminars at Amherst College, we will also post off-campus seminars that may be of interest you and, if attended, will count towards the comprehensive requirement for BCBP senior majors. 

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

10th Annual Gerald R. Fink '62 Bioscience Symposium 2018; Amherst Leads: Health Care Policy, Careers, and Science

Bioscience Symposium Schedule for 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018, Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall

The link to the registration site is: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/colloquia/bioscience/2018-symposium...

3 p.m. Introductory remarks by George Carmany ’62. Carmany is an investor in health care in Boston, the former chairman of the Tufts Medical Center and a member of the Advisory Committee on Education at the Harvard Medical School. Carmany and Gerald Fink ’62 are the co-founders of the Fink Symposium.

3:10 p.m. "What Career Should I Choose After Amherst?" Panel discussion with two recent Amherst College graduates, who are developing their careers in health care and policy, featuring Niyi Odewade '17, Tufts Medical Center, and Emily Jackson '13, a graduate student in the MIT Department of Biology.

4:10 p.m. Break

4:20 p.m. "How Will Policy Decisions Affect my Health Care after Amherst?" Panel discussion featuring David Lawrence '62, former chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Edward Hughes '62, Professor at the Kellog School of Management, Northwest University, and Lee Francis '69, President of Erie Family Health Center.

5:20 p.m. "You Cannot See the Future" Discussion of unanticipated career paths with Gerald Fink '62 and Professor Emeritus Richard Goldsby

6:00 p.m. All depart for the Lewis Sebring Dining Commons.

6:45 p.m. Reception and Dinner - Lewis-Sebring Commons at Valentine Hall.

7:30 p.m. Keynote speaker Gary Ruvkun, Professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. "Genome Pathways in Worm Mutants Conserved in Humans and Beyond."

8:00 p.m. Q & A Session

9 p.m. Event Concludes

REGISTRATION FOR 2018 BIOSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM -- This symposium is a late afternoon/evening event and is free of charge. Participants are expected to attend all scheduled events. Due to the scope of the program, the number of participants will be limited. A waiting list will be developed when the symposium has reached the maximum enrollment. If you have any questions please contact Davis Bannister at 413-542-5728 or email dbannister@amherst.edu.

Sponsored by the Amherst College Class of 1962.