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Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is hosting this Zoom webinar to showcase the career journeys of KGI Trustee Lydia Villa-Komaroff and KGI School of Medicine David Lawrence. This is meant to be a platform for them to share advice with prospective and current students. The prospective students will gain insight into the KGI experience and both prospective and current students will learn about pathways within biotech and healthcare.
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KGI trustee Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a molecular biologist, an executive, and a diversity advocate, is founder and Principal of Intersections SBD Consulting. Previously she was CEO and CSO of Cytonome ST, LLC, a company developing and manufacturing purpose-built cell sorters, and she held faculty positions at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, Boston, and Harvard Medical School. As an administrator, she served as Acting Director of the Division of Neuroscience at Children’s Hospital, Vice President for Research at Northwestern University in Illinois, and Vice President for Research and Chief Operating Officer of the Whitehead Institute.
David Lawrence served as a KGI trustee for the past couple of years before being named the Dean of the KGI School of Medicine last month. Philanthropic outreach is the current focus for Dr. Lawrence and the KGI School of Medicine leadership team as the school is in its planning and development stages. While serving as the CEO and Chairman of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals from 1991 to 2002, Lawrence focused the nation’s attention on the issue of patient safety and the need for reform in healthcare delivery systems. He retired from Kaiser Permanente in 2002 after his 10-year tenure as CEO and Chairman.