july, 2019

19jul11:30 am1:00 pmNetworking for Academics - Conquering the Fear Factor11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Details

Does the term “networking” make you run in the other direction? Do you think of it as awkward and superficial? Are you worried that you are missing out because you don’t know how to go about it? If any of these apply to you, join our expert panelists as they explain why and how to network. You’ll learn practical tips on how to use networking to advance your career, expand your horizons, build lasting professional relationships, and explore new opportunities.The event is sponsored by the Brigham Research Institute and MassBio! Lunch will be served.



Panel Discussion
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Informal Networking with Panelists
12:30 – 1:00 PM


Elena Aikawa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, BWH
Natalie Artzi, PhD, Assistant Professor, BWH
Erin McKenna, MBA, Deputy Director & Senior Project Manager, Boston Biomedical Innovation Center
Sandro Santagata, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, BWH

Frank David, MD, PhD, Managing Director, Pharmagellan & Innovation Strategist, Brigham Research Institute

Topics covered will include:
• Why is networking important for academic folks?
• How do networking and job-hunting fit together?
• How can I proactively identify and reach out to people I don’t know yet?
• How (and why) should I build relationships outside of academia?
• How can I use meetings, travel, and other opportunities to expand my network?
• I’m an introvert — how can I network without dying inside?
• What’s the deal with LinkedIn, anyway?


Direction to Carrie Hall (15 Francis Street, 2nd floor):

Carrie Hall is located at 15 Francis Street. Upon entering at 15 Francis Street, you will notice a Guard Desk and a hallway on your left and right. Go right, down the hallway until you come to a conference room which is Carrie Hall.


(Friday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Carrie Hall Conference Room

15 Francis Street Boston, MA