Macaulay Honors College Dean Mary C. Pearl will moderate a discussion with representatives of the Macaulay community who are each working in different capacities to prevent, fight, treat, or study the virus.
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Mary C. Pearl is an internationally known scientist, educator, conservationist, and Dean of Macaulay Honors College.Read Bio
An internationally known scientist, educator, and conservationist, Mary currently serves as Dean of Macaulay Honors College. She is also Professor of Biology at Brooklyn College and a former Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Center for Environment Economy and Society, where she co-led a USAID-funded effort with Indonesia’s national agricultural university to improve STEM education in Indonesian high schools and colleges.
A thought leader on international environmental affairs and higher education, she has written over the past everal years three Op Ed articles for the NY Times on global environmental topics and a guest editorial in the NY Daily News on the positive role of DACA and other immigrant students on the quality of higher education.
Mary served as the founding Dean of Stony Brook Southampton, an innovative undergraduate campus dedicated to environmental, economic, and cultural sustainability. Newsweek magazine described Mary as a leading wildlife biologist who has “spearheaded the development of ‘conservation medicine’ – a scientific exploration of the links between the health of humans, wildlife and ecosystems.”
As President of the Ecohealth Alliance, a global conservation science organization, she helped build careers of local scientists and educators in 20 high-biodiversity countries. She co-founded the Center for Conservation Medicine, a consortium of the Ecohealth Alliance (then known as Wildlife Trust) with several major research universities, and the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia. She currently serves as the director of the International Biodiversity Network, an international group of leading conservation biologists worldwide, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received her BA and PhD from Yale, and also received an honorary doctorate from Marist College.
Dr. Marianne Haughey is a member of Macaulay’s Parents’ Council and is the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at Long Island Jewish/ Northwell.Read Bio
Dr. Marianne Haughey is a native of the Bronx and a member of Macaulay’s Parents’ Council. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at the Jacobi/ Montefiore Emergency Medicine program in 1996. Her commitment to the population of the Bronx and serving their needs continued as she worked at Jacobi as faculty for the next 20 years, and served as Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Programat St. Barnabas Hospital.
Dr. Haughey recently became the Director of Faculty Development at Hofstra University and Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at Long Island Jewish/ Northwell. By sharing enthusiasm for her field, and the concrete impact it has on patients’ lives, she attracts students to one of the toughest areas to serve in medicine.
Tanja Miketic is a Macaulay Honors senior studying Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York.Read Bio
Tanja Miketic is a Macaulay Honors senior studying Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York. She was a research assistant at the Atherosclerosis Lab in the chemical engineering department for three years, studying the effect of forskolin in rats and cell models. During her sophomore and junior year, Tanja completed a clinical research internship in the emergency department at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital.
Currently, she is an intern at the Englander Institute of Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she assisting in the development of mobile friendly tools for the EIPM COVID-19 Risk Survey, a research tool that detects the virus’s impending hotspots throughout the US. MORE
Steven Phillips M.D., M.P.H. is a global health and pandemic preparedness practitioner and a member of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation board.Read Bio
M.D., M.P.H. is a global health and pandemic preparedness practitioner and a member of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation board. He currently serves as Senior Fellow at Chatham House, where he manages the IDRAM initiative (Extractive Industries Infectious Diseases Risk Assessment and Management), a global policy-level discussion to address the risks and management of infectious disease outbreaks in global transmission hot zones.
Dr. Phillips was formerly Medical Director for Global Projects at Exxon Mobil Corporation where he managed the ExxonMobil Malaria Initiative. He has worked closely with governments, NGOs, foundations, UN agencies, multilateral, and faith-based organizations, and the private sector to address urgent global health priorities and has served two terms on the Board and Executive Committee of the Roll Back Malaria partnership.
He currently serves on the boards of malaria NO MORE, the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Advisory Board, and as an advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Millennium Development Goals, as well as the Global Health Programs of Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California at San Francisco.
Dr. Phillips recently published an op-ed for The Hill on the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Sachin K. Shah is a medical doctor, anesthesiologist, and a graduate of Macaulay at Queens CollegeRead Bio
Dr. Sachin K. Shah is a medical doctor and anesthesiologist at Metro Pain and Vein Centers. After graduating from Macaulay at Queens College in 2005, he earned his medical degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse. Dr. Shah went on to complete his residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Pain Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Shah recently created the Sachin K. Shah ‘05 Opportunities Fund grant and the Sachin K. Shah ’05 Medical School awards to support current Macaulay pre-med students.
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