PROMISE Alum Dr. LaTese Briggs invites all to “A Celebration of Science” w/World-renowned Scientists, Sept. 9, 2012

Dr. LaTese Briggs invites all to a special opportunity to meet world-renowned scientists on Sept. 9, 2012. Dr. Briggs is a former PROMISE Peer Mentor (Biochemistry/Structural Biology, UMBC), Meyerhoff Biomedical Graduate Fellow, and Gates Fellow. After she finished the PhD at UMBC, Dr. Briggs was a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute for Genomics which is a collaborative between MIT and Harvard, followed by a stint as an Analyst at Decision Solutions in the Boston area. Dr. Briggs is now a Program Analyst with Faster Cures, a Washington DC Think Tank that serves as the Milken Institute’s “Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions.”

A Message from Dr. Briggs: 

I am personally inviting all of my PROMISE family to the Sunday program of the official CELEBRATION OF SCIENCE hosted by FasterCures. I hope that you will join me on Sunday September 9th to marvel at the amazing speaker panel that we have lined up, including Dr. James Watson – Mr. DNA himself! Don’t miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime! 
To register, please email with your name, affiliation, and email address.
You are invited to join more than 1,000 leaders on Sunday, September 9 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. for a series of compelling short panels and talks at the George Washington University Marvin Center. Topics of these panels will include:

  • Basic, translational and clinical research
  • Maximizing the economic and societal return on investments in bioscience
  • The fate of American research universities
  • Bolstering our science and technology education programs
  • Addressing major diseases like cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s
  • Drug development
  • The contributions of life science to areas like energy, clean water, agriculture, and protection from pandemics and bioterrorism
Experts in health, science, education, the economy; policy makers; business leaders; Presidential advisors, and Nobel Laureates are among the panelists participating in a dynamic discussion about ensuring science remain a top national priority.
To register, please email with your name, affiliation, and email address.
Speakers include:
·         Deborah Brooks, Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
·         Jean-Lou Chameau, President, California Institute of Technology
·         Peter Chiarelli, CEO, One Mind for Research; General (ret.), U.S. Army
·         Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate; United States Secretary of Energy
·         Alan Krueger, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
·         Eric Lander, President, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
·         Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation
·         James Watson, Nobel Laureate; Chancellor Emeritus, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

For more information about the Celebration of Science program, please visit

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Author:Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (, and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – The PROMISE AGEP includes alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park. She is passionate about training postdocs for careers, cultivating new graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, retention of all graduate students, and Ph.D. Completion. She speaks nationally on these topics, and has projects in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Puerto Rico. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Google+ Follow on Twitter:

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