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Liftoff PGH Begins Announcing Guests for Summer Speakers Series

As we build a movement for change, JHF is launching the Liftoff PGH in Motion Speakers Series, featuring a lineup of entrepreneurs and innovators from across the Pittsburgh region. The initiative serves to spotlight the depth and breadth of ingenuity thriving throughout the pandemic, providing an inside look into the world of rapid research and commercialization.

The series kicks off by celebrating two long-term partners, Pittsburgh Biomedical Breakfast and Women in Bio. The audience of life science experts were treated to a lecture by Israeli entrepreneur Gal Inbar, who discussed the secret ingredients that make up Israel's Start up Nation. Meanwhile, on June 9th the Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Bio will delve into the challenges of maternal health during a pandemic. The virtual happy hour features Liz Kaselitz of GlobalREACH and Amy Hartman, professor at University of Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research. 

We are also pleased to partner with JHF's Patient Safety Fellowship to bring former Dean of Pitt's School of Public Health Don Burke to speak on June 17th at 4:00 pm. An expert in tropical and infectious diseases, Dr. Burke has spun his career in epidemiological mapping into a new company, Epistemix. He'll explore the ways we can predict varying outcomes of policies, behavioral changes, and economic inputs during a pandemic, in addition to opening a window into their current effort to model COVID-19 nationwide.

The series will continue throughout the summer with interactive lectures ranging from digital design and Virtual Reality to vaccine development and population health. We're thrilled to partner with the Pittsburgh Innovation District, UPMC, AHN, PNC and many more Pittsburgh organizations to highlight brilliant minds at work. Please join one of our invigorating talks by registering online.

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