Past Tuesday Talks: How Critical Is Research/Technology to the Future & Women’s Role Within it

Tuesday, March 7

Presented by Seema Kumar, CEO, Cure

Thank you for joining n us for our next Tuesday Talks as we celebrate Women’s History Month with a topic that is top of mind for the STEM field.

Mary Woolley is a passionate advocate for the critical role of science and technology, and for thirty years has been an inspiring leader in promoting women scientists. Join us tomorrow to hear Mary describe the current state of affairs for research in the US and to answer pressing questions about the vital role of science and discovery in our lives.

• How robust is government-funded research?
• Do we need more resources?
• What are the great breakthroughs of the recent past and can be anticipated in the near future?
• Does the public trust science and data?
• How is the politicization of science impacting research?
• Are young people more or less trusting of science?

Mary shared some of the results of Research!America’s recent survey of Americans on how they feel about these questions and more.

Just How Critical Is Research and Technology to the Future of America—and of the World? And What Role Should Women Play in Building this Future?

When: Tuesday, March 7, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Rooftop at Cure. 345 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010

Featured Speakers

Mary Woolley

About Mary Woolley

Mary Woolley is the President and CEO of Research!America, an alliance that advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. Woolley is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and served two terms on its Governing Council. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served on the National Academy of Sciences Board on Higher Education and the Workforce, and the Board on Life Sciences. She is a Founding Member of the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and served as a member of the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine Council. She is co-chair of the Science and Technology Action Committee.

Seema Kumar

About Seema Kumar

Ms. Kumar joins Cure from Johnson & Johnson where she spent nearly 20 years in senior leadership positions, most recently serving as Global Head of the Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement. During her tenure, she led the launch of the company’s Innovation Centers, JLABS and Global Public Health initiatives, as well as the CoLaboratory at the World Economic Forum at Davos and the award winning COVID-19 educational broadcast program, “The Road to a Vaccine.”