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Leadership Dinner: Jim Woody

Thursday, January 25, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Application Deadline: Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Application is closed

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people. 

Jim Woody, MD, PhD, general partner, Latterell Venture Partners

Dr. James N. Woody, MD, PhD, is the General Partner of Latterell Venture Partners. He has more than 25 years of biomedical research and management experience, and was the founding the CEO and served as the Chairman at OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since December 2005. He served as President at Roche Bioscience in Palo Alto, CA. where Dr. Woody was responsible for all bioscience research and development, ranging from genetics and genomics to clinical development of numerous new pharmaceuticals.

He served as the Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Centocor, where he was responsible for the discovery and early clinical development of antibody and peptide-based therapeutic products. While at the firm, he developed Remicade as well as ReoPro. Prior to this, Dr. Woody served as a Commanding Officer and Director at U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command in Bethesda, Maryland. In that role, he was responsible for a wide range of medical research and development activities ranging from transplantation research to infectious diseases. Dr. Woody was responsible for the surveillance, detection and therapy for all Biologic Warfare Agents and Infectious Diseases in the first Gulf War and was awarded the U.S. Navy Legion of Merit for his service. He serves at the Director of several medical companies, including Director at ProteinSimple, Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, Talima Therapeutics, Inc., FortéBio Inc., and IntegenX Inc. Formerly, he served as a Director of Bayhill Therapeutics, Inc, TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

He has authored or co-authored over 140 publications. Dr. Woody holds a PhD in Immunology from the University of London, England and an MD from Loma Linda University, trained in Pediatric Immunology at Duke University and Children's Hospital in Boston (Harvard).

Please Note:
Leadership Dinners have limited seating. If you are accepted you must confirm your place by submitting a Student Participation Fee Agreement, which authorizes VPGE to charge $50 to your Stanford bill – only if you do not fully participate in the event.

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