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6pm – 9pm Women in medicine

05/28/2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


When: Wednesday, May 28, 6pm-9pm
Where: BoConcept Store, 1 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, 94103

Following the success of SACC-SF/SVs first event in our SofaTalks series, “Women in Technology,” we invite you for a second entitled “Women in Medicine” on May 28 at BoConcept’s store in the Design District.

Meet the Speakers!
Gunilla Jacobson, PhD Organic Chemistry, has spent 18 years working in academia, industry, and startup environments. Dr. Jacobson has established global research collaborations and held several leading research positions, including Senior Research Associate at Stanford University and Senior Scientist at world leading medical university Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Her areas of expertise are nanotechnology (the manipulation of matter on a molecular scale) and nanomedicine (the medical application of nanotechnology), with specific focus on drug delivery, nanoparticle formation and in vivo imaging (enables the visualization and study of processes in live cells). Gunilla recently returned to Stanford after two years at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet. Gunilla thoroughly enjoys her work as a researcher, in Sweden and now at Stanford, “the days I spend in the lab are most rewarding, that’s where you finally see if your ideas work”.

Karin Rosén, MD PhD, is Group Medical Director at Genentech Inc (founder of biotechnology and world leader in the development of biologic pharmaceuticals) where she leads an experienced international team of biotechnology professionals and medical scientists in the development of treatments for patients with unmet critical medical needs in the areas of immunology and respiratory disease. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine and a variety of peer reviewed scientific journals and a previous member of the European Commission’s Life Sciences Expert Panel, Dr. Rosén has more than 20 years experience working across all stages of medical research in academia and in the public and private sector. Within the bio-pharmaceutical industry, Karin has worked for a number of international companies, including Pharmacia Biotech, Genzyme, and Aradigm in addition to Genentech. Commenting on her work at Genentech, Karin says that, “to be able to help patients with severe illness to a better life is a privilege”.

Kerstin Rosén, MD, a physician of Pediatric Medicine at Kaiser Permanente and Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University, has 20 years of experience as a health care professional in the US performing a variety of roles which include work as academic researcher at UCSF and Stanford, running a pediatric practice in the Bay Area and founding an obesity clinic for children. With the inception of the current Health Care Reform and the Affordable Care Act, Kerstin began work at Kaiser Permanente, the US’s largest managed health care organization, where her focus is to improve efficiency and quality of care by enhancing Physician Education, Health Education for Patients, Innovation and Medical Communication. Kerstin, commenting on her goals at Kaiser and at Stanford, says, “in my experience, if you do your research, provide that data and equip people with the right tools by simply educating them, change has a much better chance of taking place”.

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Tilda Jonsson
415 781 4188