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Diversity Inclusion & Equity [clear filter]
Tuesday, April 20

12:35pm EDT

Exploring Intersectionality in Health Communications from an IED Perspective: Sparking Conversation
We will spend time exploring the concept of intersectionality, which states that identity markers (e.g., race, sexual orientation, gender or disability) do not exist autonomously, and that each informs the others, creating an intricate convergence of oppression. There is an opportunity to spark a conversation around intersectionality and how it impacts, influences, and changes communications in healthcare, specifically.

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Dawn Christian

Senior Vice President, Inclusion, Equity & Diversity, GCI Health
Throughout her 21-year career, Dawn Christian has worked in several leading biotech and pharma organizations implementing full-scale launch brand lifecycle campaigns, spearheading Learning and Development, and establishing Inclusion and Diversity practices and policies. Dawn is a... Read More →
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Marc Meachem

Head of US External Affairs, ViiV Healthcare
Marc Meachem is an advocate, strategist, and valued member of the HIV community, dedicated to creating sustainable programs with the community, focusing on education and access to care for all people living with HIV. As head of External Affairs US at ViiV Healthcare, he designed and... Read More →
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Dr. Lauren Powell

Vice President, US Health Equity & Community Wellness, Takeda
As the VP of US Health Equity & Community Wellness at Takeda, Dr. Powell helps systems and leaders move from embracing health equity in theory, to action. Through her leadership she emphasizes the urgency of noticing and intervening on how racism and other oppressive forces operate... Read More →

Tuesday April 20, 2021 12:35pm - 1:10pm EDT

3:05pm EDT

Panel: Diversity in Communications Staffing
  • Discuss the first step in increasing how we think about diversity in the industry starts with our staffing.  
  • Analyze your hiring practices for gaps in recruiting diverse candidates.  
  • Learn how companies are reaching out to HBCUs, starting internship programs, and scholarships to increase diversity with the younger generation. 

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Jenny Cherucheril, PHR, CDR

Associate Director, US Diversity & Inclusion TAS, Novartis
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Mary Stutts

Senior Vice President Corporate Relations, Sumitovant Biopharma
Mary Stutts has provided global corporate relations leadership in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and media industries including Genentech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Bayer, UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Healthcare and Comcast NBCUniversal. Currently she is... Read More →
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Brandi Robinson

Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Mallinckrodt
Brandi Robinson is the senior vice president and chief communications officer at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. She has responsibility for the global communications function and is a member of Mallinckrodt’s senior leadership team.She has held executive positions within communications... Read More →

Tuesday April 20, 2021 3:05pm - 3:45pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Panel: Providing Access to Accurate Information in Underserved Areas
  • Understand how we provide and convey information to areas with limited access.  
  • Analyze our social media campaigns to ensure we are actively sharing important and correct information.   
  • Discuss how to engage HCPs and Influencers as a vital part of disseminating this information.  

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Jacquelyn Caglia

Director of Global Communications & U.S. Programs, Merck for Mothers
Jacquelyn (Jacque) Caglia has 20 years of experience in the public health and development sectors. As the Director of Global Communications and U.S. Programs, Jacque is responsible for strategic communications across Merck for Mothers and for managing stakeholders and grantees working... Read More →
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Steven Immergut

Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications, Global Blood Therapeutics
Steven Immergut is the senior vice president, head of corporate communications and investor relations at Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT), a leader in transforming the treatment and care of sickle cell disease and other grievous blood-based disorders. Steven has extensive strategic... Read More →
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Stephanie Fagan

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Chief Communications Officer, Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Stephanie Fagan is Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer at Acadia Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Acadia, Ms. Fagan led the corporate affairs functions at bluebird bio, Alexion, Shire, and West Health and has experience overseeing corporate, financial... Read More →
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Ambre Morley

Senior Director, Commercial Communications, Novo Nordisk
Ambre Brown Morley is the Senior Director, Commercial Communications at Novo Nordisk Inc. in Plainsboro, New Jersey, where she oversees a team responsible for internal and external diabetes and obesity public relations activities. She also leads communications around product and scientific... Read More →

Tuesday April 20, 2021 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT

5:05pm EDT

The Gender Gap in Life Sciences: Prevalence of Women Leaving the Workforce

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Leslie Pott

Vice President, Communications, North America, Sandoz NA
Leslie Pott joined Sandoz Inc. in 2014 as Vice President of Communications, North America and serves as a member of the senior management team. In her role, Leslie leads the company’s internal and external communications initiatives to support generic medicine launches, biosimilars... Read More →

Tuesday April 20, 2021 5:05pm - 5:35pm EDT

5:25pm EDT

Co-Chair Closing Remarks
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Wendy Lund

Chief Communications Officer, Organon
Wendy is the chief communications officer of Organon, which will be spun out from Merck & Co., Inc. in the first half of 2021, as a leading women’s health company. She is responsible for establishing and overseeing all aspects of global communications and related advocacy to achieve... Read More →
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Roslyn Patterson

Ionis, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Roslyn Patterson is the vice president of marketing and communications for Ionis, the leader in RNA-targeted therapeutics. She provides executive leadership and direction for corporate and product communications, corporate brand and reputation, and all aspects of marketing and digital... Read More →

Tuesday April 20, 2021 5:25pm - 5:30pm EDT