On January 14, 2021, the Foundation hosted a panel discussion in conjunction with a virtual screening of “Picture a Scientist.” Women leaders in focused ultrasound reflected on the film, their own experiences, and how we can work together to bring more equity and diversity to our field.

“Picture a Scientist” Panel Discussion with Women in Focused Ultrasound





Foley Jessica squareJessica Foley, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Focused Ultrasound Foundation


Kathy Ferrara sqKatherine W. Ferrara, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Stanford University


Elisa Konofagou sqElisa Konofagou, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Radiology, Director of the Ultrasound and Elasticity Imaging Laboratory, Columbia University


Wanda Nicholson sqWanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor in General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Natasha Sheybani sqNatasha Sheybani, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University
Senior Scientist, Focused Ultrasound Foundation

About the Film
“Picture a Scientist” is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

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