Past Tuesday Talks — Changing Lives with Mentoring in Medicine

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Presented by Seema Kumar, CEO, Cure

Experience a captivating conversation with the remarkable founders of Mentoring in Medicine Lynne Holden, M.D., professor of emergency medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and accomplished entrepreneur Andrew Morrison. Join us in person, as they discuss their organization’s incredible mission to transform the futures of students hailing from underprivileged backgrounds in the New York metropolitan area.

Discover how they are empowering students to achieve their dreams of becoming the next generation of leading scientists, doctors, and nurses.

Join us in-person to see how Mentoring in Medicine is changing the face of medicine today.

Tuesday Talks — Clinical Trials and The Challenges Surrounding Patient Access & Recruitment

When: Tuesday, October 24, 12:30 PM EDT
Where: Virtual on LinkedIn Live

Topic: A discussion on the challenges of recruiting patients into studies of investigational treatments, and more.

Speakers: David Polinsky and Rika Szafranksi of Clinical Trials Guide. Moderated by Seema Kumar, CEO of Cure

Featured Speakers

Dr Lynne Holden

About Lynne Holden M.D.

Dr. Lynne Holden is working to change the face of medicine. She is the energetic President, Chief Executive Officer and co-visionary of MIM. Dr. Holden provides the overall leadership, recruits volunteers, facilitates program development, creates organizational strategy, and establishes collaborative partnerships. Dr. Holden earned her B.S. in Zoology from Howard University, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Jacobi/Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program. She is a practicing Emergency Department Physician Attending at Montefiore Health System (Moses Campus) and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. Her many accolades and awards include: 2002 - The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Leo Davidoff Society Teaching Award. 2008 - The Universal Sisters’ Commitment to Women’s Health Award. 2007 - Maybelline NY-Essence Empowerment through Education Award. 2008 - The Society of Emergency Medicine Diversity Interest Group’s first Visionary Educator Award. 2009 - The Woman of the Year Award by the National Council of Negro Women, North Bronx Section. 2010 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader — 2009 Washington Post Root 100 Leader. 2011- Lifetime TV Remarkable Woman — 2010 Featured on CNN’s Sanjay Gupta’s Human Factor. 2008 - The Outstanding Contribution to Health Professional Education Award from NAMME–Northeast. 2008- Paul Burgess Community Advocate Award, Harlem Health Promotion Center, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. 2009 - The Gloria Bynoe Thomas Award by the City College Minority Association of Pre–Health Students. 2009 - The Rev. Cannon Stewart Community Service Award by the Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.

Andrew Morrison

About Andrew Morrison

As one of Mentoring in Medicine’s original visionaries, Andrew Morrison has utilized his 25+ years of award-winning marketing skills to assist the organization with strategic planning, fund development, outreach and new programs. He is credited with creating, “Morgan’s Big Biology Test” – a hip-hop science stage play, the virtual summer science camp and planning MIM Day – a mentoring event in several cities on the same day. In addition, he has spearheaded MIM’s efforts in Montana with the Crow Indians, and in Anchorage with the Alaskan Native Americans. Mr. Morrison is an accomplished entrepreneur who has built several million-dollar revenue businesses in the areas of direct marketing, design and training. He is the founder of Small Business Camp, an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm that provides high-impact strategies for entrepreneurs, executives and non-profit leaders. Mr. Morrison has trained hundreds of individuals from Hawaii to Nigeria in this capacity. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and was featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain’s Magazine and The Network Journal 40 Under 40. Mr. Morrison received a B.S. (Electrical Engineering) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Seema Kumar

About Seema Kumar

Seema joined Cure Experience in 2022 as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Cure, Ms. Kumar spent nearly 20 years at Johnson & Johnson in senior leadership roles, including most recently as the Global Head, Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement, and served on J&J’s Innovation Strategy, Public health leadership and the COVID-19 vaccine steering committee, where she led the company’s external affairs efforts and public education program on COVID and vaccine literacy. Before her tenure at J&J, Ms. Kumar was the Chief of Staff to Dr. Eric Lander and the Chief Communications Officer at the Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Genome Research where she played a leadership role in the Human Genome Project. She also has held leadership positions at the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institutes of Health, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Ms. Kumar holds an M.S. in Science Journalism and Communications from the University of Maryland.