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Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen
Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund

Established with a generous gift from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and other leadership supporters, the Kellen Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund (Kellen WEF) is designed to help ensure that women scientists at Rockefeller have the training, resources, and funding to explore the clinical applications of their scientific discoveries.

The Kellen Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund aims to:

    • Increase the participation of women in Rockefeller’s translational ecosystem through a competitive grants program to fund projects headed by women researchers
    • Encourage women scientists to explore the entrepreneurial ecosystem beyond the bench through a speaker series with women leaders in biotechnology, pharma, and venture capital
    • Build a network of industry leaders who can mentor and advise Rockefeller women scientists
    • Establish Rockefeller as the place where women scientists at all levels receive best-in-practice entrepreneurship training

For more information on the Kellen WEF, please email was@rockefeller.edu

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December 8, 2021
THE ANNA-MARIA AND STEPHEN KELLEN FOUNDATION ENDOWS THE WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND AT THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY
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Previous Kellen WEF Speaker Series Programs

December 2, 2021
Video

PATHWAYS IN BIOSCIENCE: FOUR PERSPECTIVES BEYOND THE BENCH

Host:

Karen Akinsanya, Ph.D.

EVP, Chief Biomedical Scientist,
and Head of R&D

Schrödinger
Rockefeller University Trustee

Panelists:

Leigh Baxt, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Biology
Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute

Jeanne Farrell, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President
Office of Technology Transfer
Rockefeller University

Jessica Hopfield, Ph.D. ’91

Healthcare Strategist and Investor
President, J Hopfield Consulting


Houser Headshot

March 24, 2021

Video

Demystifying the Therapeutic Development Ecosystem: A Roadmap of What You Need to Know

Speaker:

Brandy Houser, Ph.D.

NYC Site Head, Celdara Medical
Co-Founder
Traverse Biotech, Women Accelerators and Fiddlehead Foundation

Hosted by:

Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Laboratory of Genome Maintenance
Rockefeller University


Akinsanya, Karen

December 2, 2020
Video

CONVERSATIONS WITH WOMEN LEADERS IN BIOSCIENCE

Inaugural Speaker:

Karen Akinsanya, Ph.D.

EVP, Chief Biomedical Scientist,
and Head of R&D

Schrödinger

In Conversation with:

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor
Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development
Rockefeller University