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CRISPR: Dr. Max Gomez on Cells as the New Health Cure
May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
6:30PM WINE RECEPTION
Free for members free; $15 for guests
Dr. Gomez has produced award-winning health and science segments for network TV. Many know him as the medical reporter/health editor for WNBC and WCBS. The recipient of numerous journalism awards, he has received seven New York Emmy Awards, two Philadelphia Emmys, a UPI honor for Best Documentary for a report on AIDS and an Excellence in Time of Crisis Award from New York City after September 11. He was also named the American Health Foundation’s Man of the Year and was a NASA Journalist-In-Space Semi-Finalist in 1986. A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez graduated cum laude from Princeton University, and earned his PhD from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He was also a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Rockefeller University.
Krista McKerracher, a seasoned biopharmaceutical leader, will interview Dr. Gomez. She is currently Vice President, Head of Hemoglobinopathy Programs at CRISPR Therapeutics. Her experience includes Novartis, where she was Vice President for Oncology Global Development, as well as Johnson & Johnson, where she was Executive Director, Ortho Clinical Diagnosis. McKerracher, a native of Canada, has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Health Studies from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.