Author: GSBS | Category: In The News | January 04, 2018
Dr. Teresa Evans was named on the San Antonio Business Journal's 40 Under 40 List.
Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Department of Pharmacology at UT Health San Antonio in 2014. Following her graduation, Dr. Evans transitioned directly into a role as a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology and the Founder and Director of the Office of Workforce and Career Development within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. As Director, Dr. Evans has tirelessly worked to build novel and innovative programs that cultivate the next generation of the biomedical professionals into professionals who will succeed in our ever-evolving biomedical workforce. In the last year, Dr. Evans has a manuscript on the prevalence of Anxiety and Depression on Graduate Students in the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology which should be in print by February as well as a book titled, “ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists.” Her book has been reviewed in Science and is the first of its kind to provide specialized advice for navigation of the biomedical workforce.
Additionally, Dr. Evans has a strong commitment to the growth of the City of San Antonio through innovation and entrepreneurship. Over the last year (Jan 2017-Sept 2017), she served as a founding partner at a technology startup seed fund program in San Antonio, called RealCo. There she laid the foundation of a novel program tailored to the needs of startup founders. Her work with RealCo has played a role in the recruitment of several companies to San Antonio as well as a mentorship network of over 50 mentors from across the country. She also played a pivotal role in supporting the startup founders in fundraising, with companies raising over a million dollars during her tenure.
Dr. Evans launched her own consulting firm, Teresa Evans PhD LLC, in order to serve as a platform for her continued impact on the community and beyond. Through her individual consulting efforts, Teresa works to translate the interests of various partners and stakeholders into innovative research, business development, and educational initiatives that engage the bioscience/healthcare and entrepreneurship communities. In her initial months as Principal of her firm she has completed projects for startup companies, venture capital firms, museums, and economic development professionals.
Dr. Evans also has a strong commitment to K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education programs and research. This has resulted in her assuming the Primary Investigator lead role of the NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) in January 2018. This position will expand Dr. Evans’ research portfolio to include projects aimed at growing the body of knowledge in the K-12 Science Educator field. Also, Dr. Evans is a co-founder of San Antonio Science. A San Antonio based non-profit focused on educating the community about science. San Antonio Science will host its third annual Science Fiesta this year and is expected to welcome over 5,000 community members in a two day celebration of science.
This year’s recipients will be recognized at a dinner event Feb. 22 at Pearl Stable.
The San Antonio Business Journal issued a call to tell us about the young and ambitious rising stars in our city who are taking the lead in their careers and giving back to the community. And the community answered in force with a record-setting 250 nominations for the 2018 class of 40 Under 40.
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