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Health & STEM Professions Lunchbag Series

Smith Prehealth hosts a weekly lunchbag series for students interested in careers in STEM, including the health professions. Students exploring career options are urged to attend presentations on a variety of topics.

Spring 2015

Unless otherwise noted, lunchbags are held on Fridays from 12:15 to 1 pm in McConnell Hall.

January 30 - Nurse Practitioners Presentation
Katy Weber Tierney '99, nurse practitioner at the Joslin Diabetes Affiliate at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and Leah Nero Carrasquillo, nurse practitioner at Smith College Health Services

February 6 - AEMES Lunchbag on Graduate School

February 13 - Summer jobs and internships for STEM students
Janice Schell, Lazarus Center for Career Development

February 20 - New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

David Oroza, Assistant Director of Admissions


February 27 - Community Health Center Association of CT

Rashad Collins, Director of Workforce Development and Kim Tran (Smith ‘13), Business Improvement Project Assistant


March 6 - Public Health Panel


Suzanne Gottschang, Ph.D., MPH (Smith College, Anthropology),

Benita Jackson, Ph.D., MPH (Smith College, Psychology),

Soloe Dennis, MS in Public Health (Regional Director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Western Regional Health Office), and

Donielle Sliwa, MD, MPH and Smith College ‘04 (Fourth year resident at Baystate Medical Center)


March 13 - No lunchbag, day before spring break


March 20 - No lunchbag, spring break


March 27 - Information Session, McKinley Honors Fellowship Program


April 3 - Rebecca Cochrane, DMD, PhD, Owner, Cochrane Dental Associates


April 10 - STEM Careers Alumnae Panel

April 17 - Master of Science in Nutrition Program, Columbia University

Sharon Akabas, Ph.D., Director, MS in Nutrition and Associate Director for Educational Initiatives


April 24 - TBA