Join us for our Women and Science event series and learn more about Wistar's Women & Science Program.
- Cocktail Reception & Program
- The event will be co-hosted by The Rosalind Franklin Society with welcome by Mary Ann Liebert. Liebert is the founder and Executive Vice President of The Rosalind Franklin Society, an international society that recognizes, fosters, and advances the important contributions of women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines.
Guest Speaker Bio:
Ruxandra Draghia, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President of Public Health and Scientific Affairs at Merck Global Vaccines
Dr. Draghia is responsible for developing and championing public health strategies that leverage innovations in vaccine science. She serves as a strategic partner, providing high-quality medical expertise to vaccine teams around the world. Dr. Draghia maintains partnerships with the international scientific community and contributes to the company’s mission of helping to improve public health.
Prior to her appointment at Merck Global Vaccines, Dr. Draghia served as deputy director general for the thematic directorates in Research & Innovation at the European Commission (EC). Before joining the EC, Dr. Draghia worked in biotechnology companies as a vice president managing research programs and spent nearly 20 years as a medical doctor and researcher in various countries. Dr. Draghia holds both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in human genetics from the University Carol Davilla in Romania. She completed a fellowship program in the Genetics and Metabolic Pathology Department at René Descartes University in France, and finished her postdoctoral training in molecular biology at Baylor College of Medicine.
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