Speaker Date Topic
Social at Bretton Woods Recreation Center Jun 20, 2019 6:30 PM
Ricky Smith, CEO, BWI Airport Jun 27, 2019 6:30 PM
Taking to the Sky: BWI Marshall’s Plans to Lift the Region Higher
Taking to the Sky: BWI Marshall’s Plans to Lift the Region Higher
NO MEETING Jul 04, 2019 6:30 PM
Happy 4th of July!
Dr. Franziska Grieder, Director, ORIP, NIH Jul 11, 2019 6:30 PM
Switzerland Insights
Switzerland Insights

Dr. Franziska Grieder is the Director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a program within the Office of the Director, the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She was appointed as ORIP Director in January 2013 after serving as the Division Director of Comparative Medicine programs since 2004. ORIP supports NIH extramural research infrastructure and related research programs, including supervision and management of the seven national primate research centers, primate breeding and resource-related projects, development of mammalian (including rodent) and non-mammalian animal model resources, pre-and post-doctoral training for veterinarians, other research projects, and the shared and high-end instrumentation program.

Dr. Grieder attended Veterinary School at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and subsequently earned both an MS and PhD degree in viral pathogenesis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a faculty member in the School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland, where – after her transition to NIH – she continues to serve as an Adjunct faculty member in the Department of Pathology.  At USU, Dr. Grieder’s research focused on viral pathogenesis using mouse models to investigate neuroimmune mechanisms.

Crystal Townsend, President & CEO Jul 18, 2019 6:30 PM
Healthcare Initiative Foundation
Healthcare Initiative Foundation

Our Mission

The Healthcare Initiative Foundation supports organizations that offer solutions to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare for residents of Montgomery County.

Our Vision

We envision a Montgomery County whose residents are served by a high-quality, comprehensive, cost-effective and sustainable healthcare system.

Social at Bretton Woods Recreation Center Jul 25, 2019 6:30 PM
Jan Bresch, Executive Director, Special Love Aug 01, 2019 6:30 PM
Helping Children with Cancer
Helping Children with Cancer

About Special Love®

Headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, Special Love® offers camps and a community of support to children with cancer and their families. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offers a year-long program of free camps, postsecondary education scholarships, emergency financial assistance, and a vast community of support to these courageous families. Each year, Special Love® serves nearly 1,000 people in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, West Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Funded entirely by private donations, Special Love®’s programs help young cancer patients feel they’re not alone or “different” becauseof their illness and help families feel normal again.

For more information or to schedule a visit to Camp Fantastic, contact Robin Couch Cardillo at 888-930-2707 or rccardillo@specialove.org or visit www.specialove.org.

Meeting at Normandie Farm Restaurant Aug 08, 2019 6:30 PM
Meeting at Normandie Farm Restaurant Aug 15, 2019 6:30 PM
Social at Bretton Woods Recreation Center Aug 22, 2019 6:30 PM
Meeting at Normandie Farm Restaurant Aug 29, 2019 6:30 PM