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Gendered Innovations Under the Microscope

September 13, 2018
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Rosalind Franklin University
Complimentary admission. RSVP required.

Rosalind Franklin at a Microscope

Keynote Lecture

How Sex and Gender Analysis Improves Research, Technology, and Patient Care

Londa Schiebinger

Londa Schiebinger, PhD

John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University; Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment

Recent Nature article by Londa Schiebinger: AI can be sexist and racist — it’s time to make it fair

Symposium Description

As women's participation in STEM has grown, so has our awareness of the importance of sex and gender variables in experimental design and technological innovation. This symposium will demonstrate the creative power of sex/gender analysis and how it can be harnessed to advance discovery in biomedicine, artificial intelligence, and robotics.


Lecture Hall 2.710
7 pm - Keynote Lecture
8 pm - Panel Discussion
9 pm - Dessert Reception
(For Metra commuters, a special late shuttle will depart from the Main Entrance at 9:05 pm.)

Opening Remarks

Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin, CPCC, ACC

Rosalind Franklin University's Board of Trustee



Neelum Aggarwal

Neelum Aggarwal, MD '92

Cognitive neurologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurological Sciences and the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Jeffrey W. Sherman

Jeffrey W. Sherman, MD '81, FACP

Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, at Horizon Pharma

Dima Elissa

Dima Elissa, MBA

CEO & Founder VisMed3D, Co-founder,


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Reception sponsored by Medline