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Wednesday, April 14

7:00-8:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Women in Science (in connection with the screening of the documentary, Picture a Scientist)
Moderator: Anna Leal

This webinar serves as a companion event in connection with virtual screenings of Picture a Scientist, which take place 72 hours prior. For more information on how to access Picture a Scientist, email Dr. Anna Leal.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Audrey J. Stone, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Autonomic Control of Circulation Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, an M.S. in Kinesiology- Athletic Training and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, both from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Heart and Vascular Institute at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. Stone’s research interests revolve around the autonomic control of circulation during exercise in health and disease. Specifically, she is interested in how diabetes affects neurovascular control during exercise and how exercise training alters these effects.

Darby Proctor, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of psychology at Florida Tech. Her research focuses on decision-making in nonhuman primates in order to understand the evolutionary roots of human decision-making biases. She was instrumental in setting up a collaboration between Florida Tech and Brevard Zoo and conducts research with their animals, most notably the spider monkeys. In addition to this line of research, she is interested in pedagogy and increasing student involvement in the classroom. She created roachlab.org to provide hands-on animal experiences for undergraduate students at Florida Tech and beyond. Before coming to Florida Tech, she was an NIH-funded IRACDA Fellow in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) at Emory University and Yerkes National Primate Research Center. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Georgia State University.

Charity Morgan, Ph.D. earned a BA in Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003 and a PhD in Statistics from Harvard University in 2008. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has collaborated on projects in a variety of scientific fields, including psychology, neurology, cardiology and anesthesiology. Since 2017, she has chaired the selection committee for UAB School of Public Health’s Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences.

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