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2021 Insights from Women Leaders with Dr. Samantha Bastow
We would like to invite you to join us for the Insights from Women Leaders event with Dr. Samantha Bastow, Senior Manager, Medical Affairs at Becton Dickinson (BD).

The Series highlights the journeys and contributions of various women leaders, who will share their insights on a range of topics impacting healthcare, our communities, and their role in shaping the future.

Apr 23, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Samantha Bastow
Senior Manager, Medical Affairs @Becton Dickinson (BD)
Dr. Samantha Bastow’s current position is Senior Manager, Medical Affairs at Becton Dickinson where she can combine her greatest professional passions – healthcare, business strategy and innovation. While serving as an Emergency Medicine Pharmaceutical Care Specialist at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, her interests in leadership and health administration grew.  She worked at the University of Chicago Medical Center where she started as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Surgery and later expanded her role to Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services which included oversight of all clinical pharmacy programs across the adult and pediatric hospitals.  In this role Samantha also served as Chair of the Drug Shortage Management Task Force, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director. She later took a position at a startup product with a goal of supporting health systems across the US to reduce cost of care, care variability & improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Rola Kaakeh
Chief Executive Officer @Salus Vitae Group
Dr. Rola Kaakeh is the CEO of Salus Vitae Group. She is a fellowship-trained, licensed pharmacist with over thirteen years of experience in various settings. She teaches at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is also affiliate faculty at the Northwestern University Institute for Global Health and Institute for Public Health and Medicine. She advises organizations globally on health system development, and has engaged with various institutions within the public and private sectors, non-governmental agencies, universities, startups, and professional associations. She has received a number of awards and is actively engaged with the community and the profession. Dr. Kaakeh started university at the age of 10 as a gifted child, holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy with a minor in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Health Services Research from the University of Michigan.