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The GO GIRL professors and delegates from the "Increasing Women in Science and Technology" symposium.



Michael A. Lo Presti, Chair, Loudoun School Business Partnership Council; Drs.Tracey Nickola and Amanda Munson, SU; Jennifer Chang and Melissa Pagano, LCPS; Dova Wilson, Dr. Ali Eskandarian, VSTC Dean; Paula Harper, Janet Schiavone, and David Baker, GW

The GO GIRL genomics outreach program, co-founded by Drs. Munson and Nickola of Shenandoah University’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, was recognized at the 2016 Loudoun School-Business Partnership Awards as part of the collaboration between The George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus (GWU) and Loudoun County Public Schools. GWU was one of the five 2016 award recipients out of 240 applicants. GW Receives Prestigious Loudoun School-Business Partnership Award

2014: The GO GIRL professors and collaborators published a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal discussing the development, design, and successes of the GO GIRL educational outreach program.

2013: Drs. Munson and Nickola were interviewed for a feature article by GetSynBio—an international online source featuring articles about what's new and cool in the scientific world.

2012: The founders of GO GIRL met with Dr. Ines Sanchez de Madariaga, Head of the Women and Science Unit at the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain.  Dr. Sanchez de Madariaga was invited by the International State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs under the auspices of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.  She met with the GO GIRL founders to exchange experiences and knowledge on increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic sciences.

2011: The founders of GO GIRL (Drs. Skacel, Munson and Nickola) were invited to Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the multi-regional delegation: “Increasing Women in Science and Technology”.  Female professionals from around the globe (The Gambia, Mongolia, Palestine, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Jordan) were invited by the International State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to meet with the GO GIRL professors during their visit.  The GO GIRL professors discussed the infrastructure, goals, and success of the genomics program and in return received great ideas and future avenues for the program to promote the inclusion of females in biomedical sciences.

This program is free of charge through funding from LCPS.

Shenandoah University   GW Virginia
Loudon County Public Schools

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