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Tuesday, September 20 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
P.O.W.E.R. 2016: The Power to Protect: Technology, Science, and the Fight to Prevent Sexual Violence Against Women (Ticketed Special Event) LIMITED

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Technology is allowing us to empirically and accurately determine what we know, how we know it, and how to protect ourselves and our neighbors. Innovators have developed groundbreaking new methods and devices to fight back —  we’ve enlisted help in surprising new sectors to allow women to employ science and technology as a means to to help protect other women and the vulnerable from harm — particularly within the realm of cases most difficult to prosecute.

Thrival partners with the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women In Bio to link scientific innovation, law, and economic growth in an interdisciplinary forum of experts, entrepreneurs, and researchers who have developed key tools to fight against sexual violence and human trafficking. This program showcases cutting-edge technologies to combat, prevent, and prosecute brutality against women and the vulnerable in Pittsburgh and across the globe.

The annual Pittsburgh’s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally (P.O.W.E.R.) is a celebration of the contribution local women are making to life sciences and healthcare. P.O.W.E.R. 2016 will showcase the use of science and technology in championing new methods for protecting women. Five successful Pittsburgh innovators will highlight cutting-edge technologies used to combat, prevent and prosecute sexual brutality in Pittsburgh and across the globe.

This is a ticketed special event: $20 for online pre-registration (No additional fees!). To register, please visit this separate link: http://www.womeninbio.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=28914

Moderators
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Babs Carryer

University of Pittsburgh
At the University of Pittsburgh, Babs works for the Innovation Institute, as Director of Education and Outreach. She teaches the Benchtop to Bedside technology commercialization course to clinicians, researchers and graduate students as well as a similar class for future Coulter Foundation Fellows. In her role at Pitt, Babs is involved in multiple programs to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship, including... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Ria David

President, Cybergenetics
Dr. Ria David is president and co-founder of Cybergenetics, a Pittsburgh, PA biotechnology company that focuses on forensic DNA analysis. Cybergenetics developed the TrueAllele ® technology to automate STR DNA interpretation using computers more than 20 years ago. Since 2000 when TrueAllele was adapted for the forensics market Cybergenetics has provided forensic interpretation and database products and services to... Read More →
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Jennifer Elliot

Senior Manager, Forensic Science Applications Group
Jennifer Elliott is a forensic scientist serving the forensic DNA community since 2004. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Connecticut in 2003 and began her career at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory. Through her years at the crime laboratory as a DNA analyst and supervisor, she worked on hundreds of DNA cases, processed crime scenes, and provided... Read More →
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Cara Jones

Co-Founder and COO, Marinus Analytics
Cara Jones is co-founder and chief operating officer of Marinus Analytics, a company which provides technology to combat human trafficking in the United States and Canada. Ms. Jones has 15 years of industry experience with high technology implementations. Early in her career, Ms. Jones worked as an engineer with the local robotics company, Aethon Inc. More recently, she served as technology consultant at Deloitte. Prior to... Read More →
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Dr. Elizabeth Miller

Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Elizabeth Miller is a Professor in Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and medical anthropology, she has over a decade of practice and research experience in addressing interpersonal violence in clinical and... Read More →
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Jan Necessary

Deputy District Attorney
Janet R. Necessary received a B.A. degree in 1975 from Chatham College (French and Economics) and a J.D. in 1978 from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. She joined the Allegheny County Office of the District Attorney in December 1978. Ms. Necessary is a Deputy District Attorney and supervisor of the Crimes Against Persons Unit, which prosecutes cases of adult sexual assault and other violent crimes, the Elder Abuse Unit... Read More →

Partners
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Women in Bio

The WIB-Pittsburgh chapter is working to support recognized and emerging women leaders in the biosciences industry of Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia. Our mission is to promote knowledge sharing among women, impact regional economic growth and stimulate empowerment among women leaders. We believe that women have the unique potential for improving companies' strategic positions and growth by offering intelligence, spirit... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Alloy 26 Auditorium 100 S Commons Pittsburgh, PA

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