• How Five Westchester Women are Shaping Global Health

  • DECEMBER 02, 2014

  • WCA Hosts First-Ever Women in Tech Luncheon

  • The stories were jaw dropping, eye opening, and inspiring. Five of the most accomplished people in healthcare technology--who all happen to be women--shared their personal stories of how they ascended to the top of their field. Each story was more compelling than the next. Some were CEOs, others researchers and physicians.

    Manoush Zomorodi, managing editor and host of "New Tech City" on WNYC New York Public Radio, delivered a fascinating luncheon keynote address on how tech is changing every aspect of our lives, which was followed by the WCA's awards presentation.

    "Today, we are saluting women working here in Westchester who have truly made remarkable discoveries through technology, science and research," said Marissa Brett, WCA president, in her remarks. "Our honorees make daily strides in furthering our knowledge of these fields, and have had a global impact on improving healthcare and the human condition."

    The 2014 Women in Tech Honorees

    • Dr. Doris Bucher, associate professor of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College, whose flu vaccine is distributed to over 500 million worldwide annually
    • Dr. Chau Dang, chief, West Harrison Medical Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, who has managed to slow the growth of aggressive breast cancer
    • Dr. Kathleen Friel,, director, Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery, Burke-Cornell Medical Research Institute, who has cerebral palsy and work toward bettering the lives of children with cerebral palsy
    • Julia Gregory, chief executive officer, ContraFect, who is leading one of the fastest growing biotech companies in the nation
    • Dr. Soo Young Yang, founder and chairman, Histogenetics, who has revolutionized genome typing for cancer and transplant patients worldwide.
    See the luncheon photos here.

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