Saralyn Mark, MD, an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women's health specialist, is a Senior Director, Leadership Development Faculty for The Advisory Board. She is the founder, president and CEO of SolaMed Solutions, LLC, a boutique consulting firm. In this capacity, she has served as a medical and scientific policy advisor providing scientific and strategic direction for organizations and agencies, including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, academia, industry, and non-governmental and professional society organizations. She is also the founder and president of the iGIANT®, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the translation of research into gender/sex-specific design elements across all sectors. Dr. Mark was the first Senior Medical Advisor to the Office on Women's Health within the Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked for 11 years, and to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for 18 years. As Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. Mark was responsible for the development and analysis of initiatives and programs on emerging technologies, public health preparedness, physician workforce issues, sex and gender-based medicine and women's health on Earth and in space. As a pioneer in women's health, she designed the first women's health fellowship in the United States.
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