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Kari Fischer

Kari Fischer, PhD

Program Manager, Life Sciences Conferences

212-298-8648 | kfischer@nyas.org

Kari Fischer, PhD is a Program Manager for Life Sciences, facilitating the planning and execution of both scientific symposia and programming for the general public. Her portfolio of notable past events includes the Nour evening lecture series, bioethics colloquia on the topics of randomized controlled trials and big data in healthcare, and two meetings on the spread of science misinformation—including a public program featuring Science Friday’s Ira Flatow. Her contributions are featured at South by Southwest 2019 in the panel, "Preventing the Cambridge Analytica of Health Data." She also writes for The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine.

Dr. Fischer joined the Academy in 2016 after completing her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she studied both breast cancer metastasis and the lung tumor microenvironment. For her work in lung cancer she was awarded the Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship by the National Institutes of Health. She received the Julian R. Rachele Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Research for her breast cancer metastasis study in Nature, an article with over 500 citations since its publication.