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[Webinar] Oceans, Climate, Cholera, and the Corona Virus: A Discussion with Dr. Rita Colwell


Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 08:00 to 09:00


A Discussion with Dr. Rita Colwell

moderated by Ms. Kathy Matsui

Dr. Rita Colwell is Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and President and Chairman, CosmosID, Inc.

Dr. Colwell served as the 11th Director of the National Science Foundation, 1998-2004. In her capacity as NSF Director, she served as Co-chair of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council. One of her major interests includes K-12 science and mathematics education, graduate science and engineering education, and increased participation of women and minorities in science and engineering.

Dr. Colwell served as President of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University Maryland. She was also a member of the National Science Board from 1984 to 1990.

Dr. Colwell has been awarded 63 honorary degrees from institutions of higher education, including her Alma Mater, Purdue University and is the recipient of the 2005 Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, bestowed by the Emperor of Japan and the 2006 National Medal of Science awarded by the President of the United States.

Ms. Kathy Matsui is Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan

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