Helen Torley recognized among outstanding business leaders in San Diego | NuVasive announces leadership changes in finance team | Studies show rifampin effective, safe for drug-resistant canine staph infections
June 15, 2018
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Helen Torley recognized among outstanding business leaders in San Diego
Halozyme CEO Helen Torley was among five winners of this year's San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year award. The winners are eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Xconomy (6/11) 
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Women Movers and Shakers
NuVasive announces leadership changes in finance team
NuVasive has announced the appointment of Lisa Pecora, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Carling Communications, as vice president of global commercial finance. The company also has tapped former Alere executive Tristan Ribar to serve as vice president of corporate finance and treasury and Marc Rosenbaum, who has been with NuVasive for over four years, as corporate controller.
Becker's Spine Review (6/11) 
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Studies show rifampin effective, safe for drug-resistant canine staph infections
Karen Ho, a third-year dermatology resident at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine, presented two studies at the recent North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum, winning first place for her research on the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic effects of rifampin in dogs and second place for research on the interaction between rifampin and four Staphylococcus isolates in dogs. Rifampin performed well with no significant adverse effects as a short-term treatment for antibiotic-resistant staphylococcal infections in dogs, Dr. Ho said.
Opelika-Auburn News (Ala.) (6/10) 
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Women's Health
Girls, young women less likely than boys, men to get needed exercise
Fewer teenage girls than boys report meeting recommended exercise levels, and the disparity widens after high school, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics finds. Seventy-eight percent of high-school girls say they are physically active, but only 62% of young women say they are, compared with 88% of boys and 73% of young men, respectively, and the researchers say cultural norms and distribution of resources may be factors.
National Public Radio (6/11),  HealthDay News (6/11) 
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Viewpoints and Data Points
How women can overcome being interrupted
A study shows men will interrupt women more often than other men, so women should be prepared to persist, writes Eleanor Beaton. Strategies to stave off interruptions include maintaining eye contact, speaking concisely and sitting in the center of the meeting space, she writes.
Inc. online (6/6) 
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A guide to writing a good, quick cover letter
Ensure the format of your cover letter is simple and legible and don't start it with "To Whom It May Concern," Jillian Kramer writes. Be personable and explain why you are interested in the job, career coach Hallie Crawford says, and use bullet points to list your competencies and credentials.
Glassdoor (6/11) 
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Female executives: Confidence can boost you to the C-suite
You should feel confident enough to speak your mind without apologies, needing to justify your position or soften your speech with qualifying words, Okta executive Krista Anderson-Copperman says. Know your strengths and be prepared to confidently defend your point of view, Intel's Paula Tolliver advises.
U.S. News & World Report (6/12) 
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Tips to deliver an engaging remote presentation
In a remote webinar, ensure the video is set up properly and engage your audience by maintaining eye contact with the camera, Dorie Clark writes. Get familiar with the software, and decide in advance your format for taking questions and comments.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (6/11) 
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Tomorrow's Leaders
Aspiring scientist recaps BIO 2018 experience
Rob Wright, co-chair of the 2018 BIO education program planning committee, had the opportunity to see the annual conference through the eyes of an aspiring scientist: biomedical engineering student Miriam Massaad. She writes that she felt like a child at an amusement park, had the first networking experience of her nascent career, felt inspired to continue in her chosen field and felt comforted that she has other options.
Life Science Leader (6/12) 
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Women In Bio News
WIB thanks its BIO 2018 Plenary Event sponsors
Women In Bio's outstanding Plenary Event during BIO 2018 would not have been possible without our generous event sponsors, who demonstrated their commitment to Women In Bio's mission of promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in life sciences. We give a heartfelt thanks to, Biogen, Paragon, Cytovance Biologics, EY, AVID Bioservices, Stephanie Seidman, Latham Biopharm Group, Maxcyte, Thermo Fisher and Horizon. We are looking forward to working with you as WIB continues to grow!
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