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KGI Introduces Virtual Healthcare Speaker Series for Summer Students

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) will offer a virtual healthcare speaker series for all applicants to KGI’s summer programs or anyone simply interested in a healthcare career. The series starts on June 29, runs through July 29, and features pharmacy, genetics, occupational therapy, medicine, and medical devices and diagnostics.

The series will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-6 p.m. PST via Zoom. The full list of speakers is below. Register for the events here.

Healthcare Speaker Series Schedule

Week 1: Pharmacy

  • Tuesday, June 29—Clinical Pharmacy: My unexpected journey into pharmacy and academia by Dr. Rebecca Tran
  • Wednesday, June 30—Pharmacist in industry: Introduction to opportunities in the biopharmaceutical industry by Bernard Tyrrell
  • Thursday, July 1—Clinical pharmacy: The ambulatory care pharmacist by Dr. Jeany Jun 

Week 2: Genetics

  • Tuesday, July 6—Careers in genetics research by Dr. Barbara Bailus
  • Wednesday, July 7—Careers in clinical genetics by Jennifer Hull, MSGC ’20
  • Thursday, July 8—Careers in the genetics industry by Angela Hoang, MSGDA ’20

Week 3: Occupational Therapy

  • Tuesday, July 13—Exploring the profession of occupational therapy by Dr. Christy Billock
  • Wednesday, July 14—Career paths in pediatric occupational therapy panel moderated by Rachelle Murphy and Danielle Friberg
  • Thursday, July 15—Working with adults in occupational therapy panel moderated by Dr. Christy Billock

Week 4: Medicine

  • Tuesday, July 20—The A-Z of medical school admissions by Dr. Joon Kim
  • Wednesday, July 21—Introduction to the PA profession by Brianna Cardenas
  • Thursday, July 22—What is community medicine? by Dr. Monique Williams

Week 5: Medical Devices and Diagnostics

  • Tuesday, July 27—In Vitro diagnostics: From conception to market launch by Dr. Angelika Niemz
  • Wednesday, July 28—FDA regulatory affairs by Dr. Travis Schlappi
  • Thursday, July 29—Medical device ideation by Dr. Anna Hickerson