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Chapter Committees and Officers

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 Dr. Bita Nickkholgh

Membership Chair

As an MD, PhD, Dr. Nickkholgh have experience in clinical work, human reproductive biology and cell signaling. Currently, she is working as an academic process development scientist. As part of Manufacturing Development center of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, her work is to try to fill the gap between researchers and FDA by advising researchers on developing projects aligned with FDA regulations. She is involved in designing various project-based safety and stability studies for Regenerative Medicine Products that aim for clinical trials.

Dr. Nickkholgh is also passionate about teaching science and transferring knowledge to next generation. She teaches undergraduate, graduate master level and medical students. She is also an ambassador of IMPACT program (Inspiring Meaningful Programs and Communication through Science) with the goal of Science communication for public at different levels.


Dr. Nicole Levi

Director of Events

Dr. Nicole Levi, an Associate Professor in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has a training in Biomedical Engineering and Physics.  Her research focus involves the use of nanoparticles and hyperthermia for treating cancer and infectious diseases.  She is involved in the mentoring of junior scientists and love opportunities to connect young people with colleagues in industry and academia. As an Events Chair, she looks forward to helping AWIS-NC members make new connections and strengthen existing ones by coordinating professional development and networking opportunities.

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