Thursday, November 21, 2019
Union Station Hotel
1820 Market St
St. Louis, MO 63103
The American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, ACS on Campus, is coming to the NOBCChE on November 21! Join us for an exciting program featuring discussions with the ACS Editors on how to get published and mastering the peer review process. Learn about the ACS resources that will contribute to your professional development.
The event is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences – not just chemistry! Registration is highly recommended.
10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing
ACS ChemIDP: Planning Your Career
Write it, Speak it: Effective Communications
Science Policy Fireside Chat
Beyond the Bench: Exploring Careers Outside of the Lab Coat
ACS Resources to Grow Your Future & Closing Remarks
LaTrease E. Garrison
EVP, ACS Education
B.S. Howard University, M.B.A, Strayer University.
LaTrease E. Garrison, the Executive Vice President of ACS Education, received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Howard University and completed her M.B.A degree at Strayer University where her research focused on succession planning for the non-profit organization. LaTrease joined ACS in 1992 as a Program Assistant for Chemical & Engineering News magazine. In 1996 she moved to the Education Division where she held several positions including Senior Program Manager of Undergraduate Programs. In 2005 she was appointed to the position of Special Assistant to the Director of the Education Division. LaTrease previously served as the Assistant Director of the Member Communities/ Department of Volunteer Support and Director of the Administrative and Programmatic Technology group and the Professional Advancement Team. She has also served as staff liaison to various ACS Committees and Task Forces and is a trained facilitator for courses within the ACS Leadership Development System.
Guy Genin, Ph.D.
Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Guy M. Genin studies the mechanobiology of interfaces and adhesion. He is the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, serving on the faculties of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurological Surgery. He is McDonnell Academy Ambassador and Thousand Talents Plan Professor of Life Sciences at Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China, and co-director of the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology, a NSF Science and Technology Center housed at the Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania, with several satellite sites. Prof. Genin is chief engineer for Washington University’s Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology and is active in several start-ups. He co-chairs the NIH/Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group’s working group on integrated multiscale biomechanics experiment and modeling, and has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Biophysical Journal. Prof. Genin’s training includes B.S.C.E. and M.S. degrees from Case Western Reserve University, S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in solid mechanics from Harvard, and post-doctoral training at Cambridge and Brown. Prof. Genin is the recipient of a number of awards for engineering design, teaching, and research, including a Research Career Award from the NIH, the Skalak Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Changjiang Scholar Award from the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Northcutt-Coil Professor of the Year award from the McKelvey School of Engineering, Professor of the Year from the Washington University Student Union, and the Founder’s Day Distinguished Faculty Award from the Washington University Alumni Association. He is a fellow of ASME and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Karen Flores Garcia
Senior Legislative Associate, American Chemical Society
Karen Garcia is a Senior Legislative Associate in External Affairs & Communications within the Office of the Secretary & General Counsel. She is tasked primarily with assisting ACS members interested in engaging with Lawmakers, as well as federal lobbying and international member engagement. Prior to joining ACS, Karen served as Special Advisor to the Executive Director of SelectUSA, a program within the U.S. Department of Commerce. While at SelectUSA, she engaged with economic development organizations across the United States and foreign investors to discuss investment opportunities in the United States. Karen holds an M.A. from the School of International Service at American University and a B.A. in International Affairs and Italian from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Marketing Program Manager, Global Events
Gilmar Rosas is a Marketing Program Manager with the Global Events team at the American Chemical Society (ACS). He manages marketing and program development for the ACS on Campus program and identifies creative ways to engage with students. In this role, he develops outreach efforts designed to connect students with ACS on Campus and develop helpful and engaging programming. Gilmar joined ACS in 2018 with a background in digital marketing and program management. Gilmar holds a BA in Sociology from American University.
Pamlea N. Brady, Ph.D.
Department Chair of Chemistry/Assistant Professor at Talladega College
Pamlea N. Brady, Ph.D. is the newly appointed Department Chair of Chemistry/Assistant Professor at Talladega College in Talladega, AL. She received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Winston-Salem State University. She then went on to complete her graduate studies at Louisiana State University in Analytical Chemistry where her work focused on the development of methods to study chemically modified proteins. Following graduate school, she then went on to become an IRACDA MERIT post-doctoral fellow at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. There her work focused on studying the structure and function of coronaviral macrodomain proteins using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. She has served in various leadership roles and is currently the Student Programs Committee Co-Chair for NOBCChE.