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College Of New Rochelle Forum Focuses On Women In Health Care

The fifth annual of the Powerful Women series at the College of New Rochelle on Jan. 21 featured leaders in health care who addressed topics like patient safety and the drug approval process.
The fifth annual of the Powerful Women series at the College of New Rochelle on Jan. 21 featured leaders in health care who addressed topics like patient safety and the drug approval process. Photo Credit: The College of New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The College of New Rochelle's Maura Ballroom was filled to the limit during the recent public panel discussion on health care featuring women leaders from science, research and medicine, college officials said.

Co-sponsored by Westfair Communications, the Jan. 21 forum focused on operating room safety, drug approval, patient involvement and other health care issues.

The forum was titled “Powerful Women in Science, Research and Medicine: On a Collision Course?” and featured Dr. Sharon Kiely, senior vice president, medical affairs and chief medical officer at Stamford Hospital; Dr. Maureen Killackey, director of clinical cancer services, New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital; Judith Huntington, president of The College of New Rochelle; Jane Brody, personal health columnist for The New York Times; Dee DelBello, publisher at Westfair Communications Inc.; Ellen Levee, senior director of veterinary services and vivarium operations for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Dr. Elizabeth Frost, professor of anesthesiology, Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital; and Liz Bracken-Thompson, partner, Thompson & Bender.

For more information about programs at The College of New Rochelle, founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order, visit the college's website .

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