Voices 2007

Sponsored by the WISE and GWIS Member Colleges of Penn State:

Conference Schedule:

Saturday, February 24, 2007
10:00-10:30 amRegistration
10:30-11:15 amBrunch
11:15-NoonKeynote Speaker
- Dr. Debra Miller, Hershey Company
Noon-12:15 pmBreak
12:15-1:00 pmBreakout Session I
Time Management
- Dr. Michelle Stickler
Finding Jobs in the Sciences
- Career Services
1:00-1:15 pmBreak
1:15-2:00 pmSelf Defense Session
- Kim Baran
2:00-2:15 pmBreak
2:15-3:00 pmBreakout Session II
Balancing Family and Career
- Dr. Tanya Furman
Ethics and Women in Science
- Dr. Bettina Mathes
3:00-3:15 pmBreak
3:15-4:00 pmClosing Keynote Speaker / Wrap-Up
4:00-4:15 pmEvaluation and Door Prizes

Keynote Speaker Highlight:

Dr. Miller received her doctoral degree in Nutrition & Biobehavioral Health from Penn State University working with Dr. Barbara Rolls. Afterwards, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School focusing on adult weight management. Her undergraduate degree is from Juniata Collage, Huntingdon, PA.

Dr. Miller currently directs the clinical nutrition program and nutrition communications for The Hershey Company in Hershey PA. She works closely with food scientists and marketing professionals to develop health and wellness oriented products. She also collaborates with University-based researchers to develop clinical research protocols to provide the evidence-base to support the health benefits of such products. Further, Dr. Miller develops information and copy for website communications on nutritional issues and assists in the overall nutritional communications plan for The Hershey Company.

Previously, Dr. Miller served as Director of Nutrition Communications for the Solae Company, St. Louis, MO. Prior to joining the food industry, Dr. Miller was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she investigated human food intake regulation and obesity treatment.

Voices 2007

Sponsored by the WISE and GWIS Member Colleges of Penn State:
College of Agricultural Sciences
College of Earth & Mineral Sciences
College of Health & Human Development
Eberly College of Science
College of Information Sciences & Technology
Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity

Organized by:
Women in the Sciences & Engineering (WISE) Institute and the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)

Funded by:
Norfolk Southern

For more information about WISE or GWIS and their programs, call or write:
319 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
PHONE: (814) 865-3342

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