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Cancer Moonshots: Dr. Catharine Young on the Biden Cancer Initiative and Beyond

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Cancer Moonshots: Dr. Catharine Young on the Biden Cancer Initiative and Beyond

March 26, 2020

Cancer Moonshots: Dr. Catharine Young on the Biden Cancer Initiative and Beyond

Dr. Catharine Young has always been drawn to tackling big problems. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Shepherd Foundation, an organization which seeks to build a movement to revolutionize treatment, care and education for rare cancer patients and their families. Catharine has also always been drawn to science – the thread that ties her career journey together. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, with postdoctoral training in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. She has worked at both the US and foreign government level as well as the non-profit startup space. Her previous position was at the Biden Cancer Initiative where she served as the Senior Director of Science Policy. Her awards include being selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, TED Fellow and Social Enablers top 100 most inspiring social entrepreneurs. Catharine is a staunch advocate for women in science and science communication and is the founder of Supper with a Scientist, a grassroots effort to develop strong relationships between scientists and the public.

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