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Text Box: "When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die."
   - Eleanor Roosevelt
 
Professional and Public Services:

            

Text Box: 2009-2010
1.    Intuition.  by Allegra Goodman.  
2.    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. by Rebecca Skloot.  
3.    The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership. by Sally Helgesen.  
4.    Mountains Beyond Mountains. by Tracy Kidder.   

2010-2011 
5.    The Weather Makers. by Tim Flannery.  
6.    Woman on the Edge of Time. by Marge Piercy.  
7.    13 Things that Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time.  by Michael Brooks
8.    Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie.  by Barbara Goldsmith. 
9.    Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way.   by Robin Gerber.  
10.  Cutting for Stone. by Abraham Verghese. 

2011-2012
10.   The Alchemy of Air. by Thomas Hager. 
11.   The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of the America's Great Migration.  by Isabel Wilkerson. (meeting Oct 2011)

 

 

 

Text Box: Text Box: July 2008. On Capitol Hill, Washington DC. Dr. Chan (Massachusetts Representative) and academic representatives from the other U.S. states met with policymakers on Capitol Hill and discussed genetic policy affecting our society.  In light of the passing of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), we celebrated the joyous day on the Hill.
Text Box: Book Club, a professional opportunity for women in science and engineering (WISE) faculty to engage in academic and literary discussions on sciences, gender issues, and leadership. 
BU Faculty interested in participating in our monthly evening meetings, please contact keechan@bu.edu. 

Books discussed and reviewed by the Book Club Moderator, Dr. Chan.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Text Box: 2007- current.  Dr Chan is one of the event coordinators for the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Massachusetts Chapter. Dr. Chan helped invite and moderate AWIS-sponsored events such as the WAGE Project, work-life balance, and mentoring group. Interest in holding a workshop on professional development, please contact keechan@bu.edu.

 

 

 

 

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Text Box: March 2011.  Dr. Chan invited Evelyn Murphy, former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1991, to give a workshop on conducting negotiation for faculty at Boston University. Ms. Murphy is currently the president of The WAGE Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminate wage discrimination. 

 

 

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Text Box: July 2011.  Dr. Chan and 32 university professors were invited to develop interactive online teaching tools to assist instructors in teaching genomics at the undergraduate,- graduate-, and medical school level.  The workshop was sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the 24 institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.  Professor Chan and her team developed teaching modules on the topic of genetic counseling. Teaching tools will publicly available for use at www.genome.gov..  
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Text Box: Oct 2010.  Dr. Chan was invited to give a workshop on "7 Habits of Highly Effective Faculty" at Boston University. Interactive activities on different learning styles were used.  Dr. Chan discussed effective tips on designing new course and managing research projects.  Speaking engagement can be requested, please contact keechan@bu.edu.
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Text Box: Weekly WISE Writers (WWW) group meets every Wednesdays to share writing goals and write together during lunchtime. Lunch is provided, if you bring your laptop and write with us. Being accountable to each other goals and supporting our success ! Faculty interested in joining our writer supportive group, please contact keechan@bu.edu. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Nov. 2010. Dr. Chan is a member of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and HIV/AIDS section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).  Dr. Chan is co-chair of the MCH subcommittee, along with Drs. Parker-Dominguez, Lewis, and Katzburg, and helped moderate the APHA conference in Denver, Colorado.

 

Text Box: "The more that you read, the more things you will know.  
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
-Dr. Seuss