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Speakers-Lindsay Androski

Lindsay Androski President and CEO of Roivant Social Ventures Bio: Lindsay Androski serves as President and CEO of Roivant Social Ventures.  Ms. Androski joined Roivant Sciences as one of its earliest employees, and built and led the team responsible for the in-licensing or acquisition of more than 30 therapeutic programs, resulting in the launch and

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Speakers-Ana Santos Rutschman

Ana Santos Rutschman Professor of Law Bio: Ana Santos Rutschman is Professor of Law at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where she teaches and researches topics related to health law, intellectual property, innovation in the life sciences, and law and technology. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on vaccine law and

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Speakers-Clarence K. Lam

Clarence K. Lam, M.D. State Senator-Maryland General Assembly (District 12) Bio: Member of Senate since January 9, 2019 (representing Baltimore County & Howard County, Jan. 9, 2019 to Jan. 11, 2023; representing Anne Arundel & Howard counties since Jan. 11, 2023). Member, Finance Committee, 2023-; Executive Nominations Committee, 2019-; Joint Committee on Ending Homelessness, 2019-.

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Speakers-Melinda Morton Hamer

Melinda Morton Hamer MD, MPH, FACEP Deputy Director for Operations, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Bio: Melinda Morton Hamer MD, MPH is Deputy Director for Operations at Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. She previously served on detail as a Senior Medical Advisor at BARDA’s Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures. She also served as Director

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Speakers-Julia Barnes-Weise

Julia Barnes-Weise Executive Director, Global Health Innovation Alliance Accelerator Bio: Julia Barnes-Weise is the Executive Director of the Global Healthcare Innovation Alliances Accelerator (GHIAA), a non-profit organization that develops and promotes the use of tools and best practices for global health alliance formation. She has also been a senior consultant to CEPI for five years.

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Speakers-Joe Smyser

Dr. Joe Smyser, Ph.D, MSPH CEO, The Public Good Projects Bio: Dr. Joe Smyser is the Chief Executive Officer of PGP. Dr. Smyser has created the strategies for several of the world’s largest and most successful behavior change campaigns and programs. The methodologies he has championed, such as media monitoring for disease surveillance, disseminating health

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