The Innovator's Spotlight - Ep. 7 - Dr. Philippe Szapary & Dr. Yasmine Wasfi
In this episode, Dr. Yasmine Wasfi and Dr. Philippe Szapary discuss their groundbreaking work at Janssen Pharmaceuticals which led to their 2020 Johnson Medal Award, and their current roles at the Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson. We also explore where innovation is most often sparked; the value of early generalization before specialization; the importance of a diverse network and how being flexible in your career path opens doors to unexpected opportunity. Please join us in this inspiring conversation.
The Innovator's Spotlight - Ep 6 - Dr. Ronke Olabisi
In this episode, award winning biomedical and aerospace engineer Dr. Ronke Olabisi talks about bones, swords, gravity and space travel. From her current research on wound healing and sea shells to her involvement with the DARPA sponsored 100 Year Starship project, we talk about the inspirational power of NASA’s space program and how truly great innovation most often comes from unexpected places.
The Innovator's Spotlight - Ep. 5 - Catherine Santis / Vanessa Howell
In this episode Catherine Santis and Vanessa Howell, project engineers at DePuy Synthes at Johnson & Johnson, discuss the current state of women engineers in the US - how far we’ve come and how much further we need to go. They also discuss the value of good mentors and role models and offer some sage advice for young women of color in STEM considering a career in engineering. Both Cat’s and Vanessa’s personal and professional journeys are inspirational stories of perseverance, passion and possibility.