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Upcoming Coffee and Conversation

We host a monthly online, interactive webinar with a senior GWIS mentor and a small group of GWIS members.


These webinars are designed to allow for in-depth conversation and an opportunity to network directly with the speaker. Each month look for a preview of the speaker and a link for registration in our GWISConnect and GWISLead mailings. Only 7 registration spots are available for each session, so you’ll want to act fast once registration opens! We have recruited amazing mentors!


Not a member yet? Join GWIS today so you can be a part of this exciting program!


Upcoming Speakers

*Dates and times are subject to change.


September 2019

Date: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

Time: 4pm EST/3pm CST/1pm PST/10am HST

Theme: Presenting Your Research As a Job Talk

Speakers: Dr. Helen Miranda


Join us on online on Thursday, Sept. 19 to chat with Dr. Helen Miranda, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She will share some advice on presenting your research as a job talk, as a chalk talk, and in an interview . These are critical skills during the job search process, so don't miss this chance to enhance your knowledge!


 Dr. Helen Miranda


Helen Miranda graduated with a BS in Biomedicine and an MS in Immunopathology from the State University of Londrina In Brazil. She then went to earn her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology in the University of Sao Paulo, also in Brazil, under the mentorship of Dr. Lewis Joel Greene. In her graduate work, Helen performed proteomics comparisons of Adult Stem Cells from two different sources (bone marrow and umbilical cord vein). As a graduate student, Helen was one of only 10 Brazilians selected by the renowned stem cell biology experts in the UK for the "Embryonic Stem (ES) Cells as a Model System for Embryonic Development" course. During this experience, she became fascinated by the use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for modeling human diseases. For that reason, Helen chose to come to the USA as a joint postdoctoral fellow in the La Spada lab and in the Muotri lab at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). During her postdoctoral training, Helen developed stem cell models for two different motor neuron disorders, spinal bulbar muscular atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She joined the Department of Genetics and Genomes Sciences at Case Western Reserve University as an Assistant Professor in May 2018 to continue her studies on the pathophysiology of motor neuron diseases.

Find the link to register in this month's Empower email! Questions? Email


October 2019

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

Time: 4pm EST/3pm CST/1pm PST/10am HST

Theme: Personal Finances with Financial Advisor Nate Jones

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* Find the link to register in the October Empower email!


Nate Jones


Join us on online on Thursday, October 17 to chat with Nate Jones about personal finance. Nate is a Financial Adviser with Merrill Lynch and he’s excited to share useful information with GWIS members to set us up for financial success. He also wants to know what you want to learn about! So sign up, and share your questions and topics of interest in the registration form, and we’ll be sure to address them. Being in charge and in control of your money is a great feeling, and it’s never too early to start. Managing and saving/investing your money well now also gives you more freedom in other parts of your life (i.e. you don’t have to take a job just because you need money), so it’s critical to master this topic early on. But too often we put off thinking about money until after graduate school or other training. 



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