Mentor Mondays

Hosted by the Triangle Global Health Consortium

Triangle global health consortium


Mentor Mondays are 45-minute webinars held one Monday each month featuring a global health professional who will share their own career path, advice for starting or advancing in your global health career, important skills for a career in global health, and more. There will also be time for Q&A.

Each Mentor Monday will take place as an online webinar and will last around 45 minutes. Mentors will each share:
  • Information on their background, career path, and current work
  • Important lessons learned
  • Their thoughts on the most valuable skills for working in global health

Meet the Speaker

Amanda Elam, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder, Galaxy Diagnostics

​Dr. Elam is President and CEO of Galaxy Diagnostics. She co-founded Galaxy Diagnostics in 2009 and continues to lead corporate strategy and business development activities. Dr. Elam is an entrepreneur and scholar with experience in life sciences and information technology markets. In addition to her leadership role at Galaxy Diagnostics, she holds a Diana Research Fellowship at Babson College where she conducts sponsored research studies for the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). Dr. Elam holds a doctorate in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has published extensively on the topic of business start-up and growth in top journals and global research reports. Her doctoral research on entrepreneurship was recognized by the Academy of Management for innovative thought leadership. Galaxy Diagnostics represents Dr. Elam’s first foray into the life sciences industry. As a highly regulated and complex industry, the life sciences provide countless illustrations of the barriers to innovation in healthcare and medicine. The challenges for entrepreneurs and business leaders today include finding better ways to build flexible, efficient organizations and processes to facilitate market innovation.

More Information

For more information, contact Jacob Traverse at


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