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Gates Invention & Innovation Program
Competition Day

Susan M Majka, PhD

Susan M Majka, PhD, is a professor at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and an internationally renowned expert on lung vascular progenitor cells in health and disease. 
Dr. Majka received her advanced degree from the University of New Mexico and completed her research training at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2002 she joined the faculty at the University of Colorado, in 2012 was recruited to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and returned back to Colorado in 2019. This is her first year as a Gates judge.

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1927, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.