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

Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

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

Please Comment! Leave a Reply.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: