This month, the Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (COWIMS), the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Licensing and Ventures Group partnered to present Trailblazing a Path as a Woman in Science, Medicine, and Entrepreneurship: Discussion with Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff. Dr. Elisseeff is a professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is also the interim head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Morton Goldberg Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hopkins School of Medicine, and the director of the the Translational Tissue Engineering Center.
During the moderated discussion, Dr. Elisseeff shared her experiences as a woman entrepreneur and her path to becoming a leading expert and pioneer in the field of tissue engineering. She discussed her journey conducting groundbreaking regenerative immunology tissue research and the sucesses and challenges she faced. Dr. Elisseff is nationally recognized for her work as a woman scientist in her specialty.
The event was attended by a large group of students, staff, and faculty including Jennifer West, PhD, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Silvia Salinas Blemker, PhD, the Robert Thomson Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, moderated the discussion. Attendees were extremely excited to engage with Dr. Elisseeff, asking thoughtful questions about her experience as an entrepreneur and founder of several companies.
The participants enjoyed a reception following the presentation, which allowed them to engage further in one-on-one conversations with Dr. Elisseeff and networking with their peers.
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