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Monday, February 12, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
BEST Careers in...Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Come hear expert panelists share their career trajectories, personal stories of their transitions, and day-to-day work and challenges in areas around governance, risk and compliance, and learn how satisfying your career can be in these fields from the industry, non-profit and academic sectors. 

Please join the panel discussion from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Open to the graduate community.
Lunch 12- 1pm (lunch reservations are closed)

Amita Verma, is the Director Office of Research Integrity & Assurance (ORIA) at Cornell which is responsible for providing the administrative structures, guidance and training, and subject matter expertise,  for maintaining compliance with regulations and policies related to research ethics and responsible conduct of research at Cornell. These include the responsible use of human subjects, live animals, biohazardous materials in research, managing conflicts of interest related to research and education in responsible conduct of research. Amita has been in this role for about 10 years. Prior to this Amita worked as Director of Risk Management at American Express, a consultant for Marketing consulting firms and as a Process Engineer for Varian Semiconductors in Salt Lake City Utah. Amita has a M.Sc in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology in India, an MS in Materials Science from the University of Utah and an MBA from Depaul University in Chicago.

  Susan Licker, M.S., CFS®, & CCS®; Senior Director R&D, Global Platform Lead for Innovation – Snacks Category, PepsiCo, Inc. Susan is a food industry professional with over twenty years of diversified technical and managerial experience in product development. She has extensive experience leading cross-functional and cross-company teams.
Susan received her Masters Degree in Food Science from Cornell University and is a Certified Culinary Scientist from the Research Chefs Association. See her full bio here.

Diane Bovenkamp, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, oversees all of BrightFocus Foundation’s research programs, serves as the scientific liaison for the organization in local, national, and international forums, and identifies and develops new research initiatives, partnerships, and funding policies consistent with the mission of BrightFocus.

Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Bovenkamp served as the Scientific Program Officer and Science Communications Specialist at BrightFocus, and as Director of Science Information and Programs at Foundation Fighting Blindness. Dr. Bovenkamp obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, discovering and studying Eph receptors in angiogenesis and neural development in zebrafish and mice. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, isolating and characterizing zebrafish neuropilins. Dr. Bovenkamp conducted further research at the Johns Hopkins University Bayview Proteomics Center in the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, using proteomic techniques for biomarker detection in human serum.

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