Supporting the Dyad: Coming Together to Improve the Mother/Baby Experience

April 18, 2020 New York City, NY

McGraw Tower, Uris Library and Ho Plaza in fall, shot from Barnes Hall.

Along with sufficient parental leave and flexible work opportunities, women need better access to affordable and accessible evidenced-based healthcare and support to help with their own health and recovery after having a baby. Cornell University was founded on the goal of performing world-class research that is reflective of public needs and transferring these findings and recommendations to the public, and we aim to do just that. As a community of Cornell advocates for women, let’s come together to catalyze these conversations surrounding the opportunity to better support mothers and babies and propel forward the change we hope to see in this space.

Join us at Facebook NYC for an afternoon devoted to tackling the challenges facing women around having a baby, including the prenatal period, birth, the fourth trimester, the return to work, and the opportunities to better support mothers and their babies. Organized and led by the Cornell community and sponsored by Facebook Life @ Super Moms Group, the day will consist of lightning talks, panels, and breakout discussions with accomplished women from the fields of medicine, healthcare technology, government, and industry. 

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: 12:00-4:30 p.m.
Location: Facebook NYC, 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Cost: Optional donation

Program Agenda:

  • 12:00-12:15PM – Introductions & Economic Imperative for Better Supporting Moms and
  • 12:15-1:25PM – Lightning Talks and Q&A with Panel
    • Moderated by Cornell Women’s Advocacy Network
    • Naomi Kelman, Former CEO, Willow Pump
    • Dr. Lauren Macaluso MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
    • Rebecca Foy, Global Business Director, Facebook
    • Michaelle Solages, NY State Assembly
    • Jamie Meyerson, Maven Clinic
  • 1:25-1:45PM – Break and First Breakout Discussion
  • 1:45-2:25PM – Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Panel
    • Molly Dickens, PhD, Content & Community at Bloomlife
    • Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, Prof. Molecular Nutrition at Cornell
    • Margaux Genoff, Patient
  • 2:25-3:05PM – Informal Breakout and Share-Outs of Takeaways
  • 3:05-4:30PM – Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

Event Questions? Andrea Katherine Ippolito
Registration Questions? Erika Axe


Date April 18 @ 12:00 pm
Venue New York City, NY
New York City, NY
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Event Contact

Andrea Katherine Ippolito

Erika Axe

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