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UCL Connect: In Conversation with...Dr. Denise Barbut Challenging the Status Quo as a Female Leader

10 March 2021, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Professor Dame Hazel Genn and Dr. Denise Barbut

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As a doctor, academic, biotech company founder and CEO, Dr Barbut’s wide-ranging career in the field of neuroscience has been characterised by her determination, unrelenting curiosity and out-of-the-box thinking.

Building on the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day #choosetochallenge focusing on celebrating women's achievements and increasing visibility, this exciting event will share the experience that Dr. Barbut has gained from multiple leadership roles as well as her advice for female leaders seeking to challenge the status quo and long-standing ways of thinking.

Join us for an inspiring and engaging event hosted by Professor Dame Hazel Genn, UCL Vice-Provost (International & Advancement) and Professor of Socio-Legal Studies in the Faculty of Laws; and featuring Dr. Denise Barbut, a leading neurologist and entrepreneur who was formerly a Professor of Neurology at Cornell University and the founder of numerous biotech companies. 

About the Speakers

Dr. Denise Barbut

Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, President, and CMO at Enterin, Inc.

Dr. Barbut is a Professor of Neurology & Former Chief of the Neurovascular Division and of the Stroke research Program at Cornell University. She was brought up in Turkey, and trained as a neurologist in Great Britain and the USA. She received her Medical Degree from UCL. She completed her post-graduate training at Imperial College, the Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens’ Square. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. She completed her neurologic training at Weill-Cornell Medical Center- Cornell University Medical College and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Subsequently she became an Attending Physician at New York Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Cornell University.

She holds close to 200 patents, relating to methods for neuroprotection, cerebral hypothermia, the treatment of cerebral ischemia, pain, neuromodulation, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders and has published close to 100 peer-reviewed articles and reviews. She has previously founded and led biotech companies to develop novel treatments in the field of neurology. Her current research interests are focused on the role of aminosterols in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. She co-founded Enterin with Michael Zasloff in 2016, and currently serves as Co-Chairman, President and CMO.

Chair: Professor Dame Hazel Genn

Vice-Provost (International & Advancement) and Professor of Socio-Legal Studies in the Faculty of Laws at UCL

As Vice-Provost (International & Advancement), Dame Hazel is responsible for UCL’s Global Engagement Strategy, leads on all external-facing Advancement activity and oversees the university's communications and recruitment activities and public affairs function.

Dame Hazel is a leading authority on access to civil and administrative justice.  She has conducted numerous empirical studies on public access to the justice system and has published widely in her specialist fields.  Her work has had a global influence on policymakers in relation to the provision of legal aid and the social and health impact of unmet social welfare problems.