• June 6-8, La Jolla, CA

    InSpire 2017: Developing the Health Informatics Workforce of the Future

    A Conference for Educators and Employers

InSpire 2017 Opening Session and Keynote Presentation

Wednesday, June 7
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Michael Penn, Jr., MD, PhD

Michael L. Penn, Jr., MD, PhD is Vice President, Diversity, Outreach and Mentoring at the Gladstone Institutes. Additionally, Dr. Penn is responsible for integrating diversity and inclusion strategies into all of Gladstone’s core scientific and administrative activities. Prior to joining Gladstone in 2012 he worked for more than 8 years at Genentech Inc., where he helped advance innovations in drug development in marketing and business development roles of increasing responsibility. In 2001, Dr. Penn co-founded Building Diversity in Science, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering students to pursue careers in science. He also previously served as a Commissioner for San Francisco’s Health Commission, the policy-making board of the Department of Public Health. Dr. Penn earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College and an MD and PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of California, San Francisco.