Join us for our bi-annual Seminar Series. This fall we have invited Chinonye Nnakwe Whitley, Ph.D., current Program Officer at the National Science Foundation to speak on "Activating your Inner Innovator".
Dr. Nnakwe has achieved an impressive number of things after getting her PhD and this would be a wonderful opportunity to come and learn from her and add her to your professional network!
Dr. Nnakwe obtained her B. Sc. in Biochemistry with Distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Ph. D. in Pathology from the University of Chicago. After obtaining her doctoral degree, Dr. Nnakwe served as a management consultant for Campbell Alliance, a health-care consulting company, where she facilitated the launch and pricing of pharmaceutical products. Later, she was appointed the inaugural Director of Graduate Diversity Initiatives in the Provost’s Office at the University of Chicago where she led in-reach and out-reach programs to promote diversity in higher education and the research workforce. She also fostered multi-institutional partnerships that led to initiatives like the SPINES Neuroscience Symposium with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the National Research Mentoring Network-CIC Academic Network (NRMN-CAN) with the Big Ten Academic Alliance.