Women in Science Breakfast

Thursday August 6th, 7-8am


Speaker Bio

Mary C. Juhas is associate vice president for gender initiatives in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) in the Office of Research. In this role, she impacts the recruitment, retention and advancement of women faculty from diverse populations in STEMM disciplines with a goal to develop women research leaders. Dr. Juhas is recognized for her work nationally and internationally in this regard. She holds the appointment of clinical professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Her scholarly research is focused on understanding microstructure/property relationships in structural metals. Juhas was co-principal investigator for Project CEOS (Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State), an ADVANCE program funded by the National Science Foundation; and past chair of the President & Provost’s Council on Women at Ohio State. She served a two-year IPA (intergovernmental personnel act) leave as the inaugural program director for Diversity and Outreach in the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation from 2006-2008. She is 2015- 2016 president and former board member and of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN); the past chair of the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Committee of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS); and former ABET board member. Juhas earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Seton Hill University, a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University. She was a Châteaubriand postdoctoral fellow at the University of Paris, France. Juhas has held engineering research and leadership positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Edison Welding Institute. She is married to Professor. John Lippold.

Talk Title

“Searching for Inclusive Excellence”


Diversity Breakfast

Friday August 7th, 7-8am


Speaker Bio

Quinn Capers, IV works to improve people’s lives through several approaches: As an interventional cardiologist, he treats heart attack patients by opening clogged arteries with stents. As a professor he constantly challenges young doctors to approach all patients with compassion. He has authored several articles on racial health care disparities and is a sought after speaker on the topic. As the Dean of Admissions in the College of Medicine he directs the admissions policies for 6,000 applicants annually. His community service includes health screening at health fairs, mentoring aspiring physicians from high school through advanced training, and lecturing to numerous church congregations about heart health. In a national survey of physicians, Capers has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” each year from 2009-2015, and twice he has placed in the 90th percentile of all doctors nationally on patient satisfaction surveys. A graduate of Howard University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, he completed training in internal medicine and cardiology at Emory University. Dr. Capers and his wife, Cheryl, are the proud parents of three children.

Talk Title and Description

“Diversity in the Workforce: A Politically Correct Concept, Or a Matter of Life and Death?”

Description: Dr. Capers will discuss the lethality of a lack of diversity in the workforce, especially in health care. He will discuss impediments to diversity enhancement, including current research on unconscious racial bias, and strategies to overcome inertia regarding diversity enhancement.

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