Panel: Exploring Career in STEM, April 8, 2021
Panel in collaboration with AWiSE and the Science Policy Group at UCLA for the Women in STEM Conference
Journal Club Presentations! April 27, 2021
Each student will present a relevant journal article to the group
Keynote: Albert Carnesale, PhD, "Nuclear Terrorism" May 4, 2021
About Dr. Carnesale
Taylor Kuhn, PhD: "Artistic Representations of Human Connectome Project Data" May 25, 2021
About Dr. Kuhn
Kushan Dasgupta, PhD, Title TBA, June 1, 2021
About Dr. Dasgupta
Ryan Darby, MD: "Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics: Network Localization of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms" Jan. 12, 2021 [Rescheduled]
About Dr. Darby
Panel: "Breaking into Science Writing" Jan. 26, 2021
Stephanie de Marco, PhD
AAAS Mass Media Fellow
Psych in Action
Beau Kilmer, PhD: "High Stakes: Fostering Innovation to Stem the Tide of America's Drug Problems" Feb. 9, 2021
About Dr. Kilmer
Director, RAND Drug Policy Research Center
Senior Policy Researcher, RAND
Professor, Pardee RAND
Workshop: Graphical Abstracts Feb. 23, 2021
Learn about how graphical abstracts can be useful in your own work and present your own to the group.
$100 prize for the winner!
Raven the Science Maven: "Inspiring Leadership and communication in Science" Mar. 9, 2021
AKA Raven Baxter
PhD student, University of Buffalo
Founder of STEMbassy
Founder of Black in Science Communication
Abstract: The keynote address will explore the past, present and future of leadership and communication in science. As a solution, Raven will evaluate where the science community can improve and grow the newly minted inclusive science culture as a whole.
Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, MS: "Translating Science on Juvenile Justice to Policy Change" Oct. 13, 2020
About Dr. Barnert
Dr, Elizabeth Barnert, MD, MPH, MS is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She provides pediatric care to youth in the juvenile justice system. She is a board certified pediatrician whose clinical interests focus on adolescent health.
Through the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Dr. Barnert received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and earned a Master's of Science degree from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Her public health Master's thesis used ethnography to examine the process of family reunification of the "disappeared" children of El Salvador. She then completed residency training in pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center. She came to UCLA in 2012 as a Clinical Scholar in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. During fellowship, she also completed training in health policy and earned a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Barnert joined UCLA faculty upon completion of her fellowship training.
A Cuban-American born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Barnert is passionate about improving health outcomes of vulnerable youth. Her research focuses on youth involved in the juvenile justice system, commercially sexually exploited youth, and youth undergoing family separation and reunification. Funded through an NIH-funded Career Development Award, Dr. Barnert is partnering with Los Angeles County to develop and test an intervention to link young people to mental health and substance use treatment services after incarceration.
Dr. Barnert serves as an advisor to the California state legislature and to US Congress on juvenile justice policy. Her research contributed to the passage of California SB 1322, which decriminalized child victims of commercial sexual exploitation; to AB 2992, which requires police officer training on commercial sexual exploitation of children; and to SB 439, which excludes children 11 and under from the juvenile justice system.
Resources from Talk
Rose Hendricks, PhD: "Communicating Science for Impact" Oct. 27, 2020
About Dr. Hendricks
Dr. Rose Hendricks is a cognitive scientist with expertise in how language shapes thought. She has applied this background as a researcher at the FrameWorks Institute, where she studied public thinking about a range of social and scientific issues to determine best practices for communicators.
Rose is also the vice-chair of the leadership team for ComSciCon, a science communication workshop series for graduate students, by graduate students. Through ComSciCon, she has led teams of workshop organizers and evaluators to make science communication training accessible to as many graduate students as possible. She is a graduate of Vassar College and earned a Ph.D. in cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego.
Howard Padwa, PhD: "Addiction Treatment: Medicine, Politics, and Citizenship as Therapeutics" Nov. 10, 2020
About Dr. Padwa
Howard Padwa is a health services and qualitative researcher at UCLA's Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (UCLA-ISAP). He has led qualitative data collection and analyses for mixed-methods studies of mental health system transformation, behavioral health service integration, evidence-based practice implementation, and the creation of a full continuum of care for substance use disorder treatment under California's Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Medicaid 1115 Waiver.
In addition, he has conducted historical research on drug policy in the United States and overseas, served as project director for an initiative to integrate adolescent substance use prevention and early intervention services into healthcare and school settings nationwide, and facilitated stakeholder engagement for several projects.
Currently, Dr. Padwa is leading several evaluations of initiatives to provide integrated services for homeless and other populations in Los Angeles, and he is co-investigator on a PCORI-funded study examining substance use disorder treatment assessment and decision-making.
Jon Kovach: "The What, the Why, the How: Reimagining Science Education" Nov. 24, 2020
Tepring Piquado, PhD: "Designing Science Communication & Dissemination for Impact" Dec. 8, 2020
About Dr. Piquado
Tepring Piquado is a senior policy researcher at RAND Corporation, and professor and diversity, equity and inclusion advisor at Pardee RAND graduate school.
She leads complex, multi-site and multi-disciplinary projects to provide evidence-based guidance to federal, state and local decision-makers. She has published across a wide range of topics including traumatic brain injury, military blast injury emerging technologies, human-machine systems, the use of DNA sequencing in familial searches, and military-to-civilian workforce transitions. Piquado engages with diverse stakeholders to develop actionable solutions to pressing issues including economic recovery, workforce development, homelessness, housing and public health. Additionally, she has worked consistently with institutional leaders to provide outcome-based solutions that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Piquado earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in neuroscience from Brandeis University and B.S. in computer science from Georgetown University.