From cutting-edge malaria research to new hope for cystinosis patients; from internet security to understanding the developing, adolescent brain, women in science are changing the world. More importantly, they are changing how research is conducted. In 2013, the FDA advised women to cut the dosage of the sleeping pill Ambien in half, as it was discovered that the active ingredient in the drug stayed in women’s bodies longer than in men’s—a fact that was overlooked in drug trials because of routine bias that does not include sex as a variable in scientific research. Many attribute that to the fact that what science decides to solve and how they solve it has a lot do with who is doing the research.
Join us as Dr. Stephanie Cherqui, Dr. Elizabeth Winzeler, Dr. Terry Jernigan and Dr. Kimberly Claffy share the important research they are doing, why we need more women in science and engineering and what their experience has been as women in science.
Date & Time: March 5; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $5, Food & drinks are available for purchase. Come early to place your food and drink order at the bar!
Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Garden Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106