Flanagan-Steet Honored by Chamber as Woman of Excellence

12.15.21

Heather Flanagan-Steet headshotGGC’s Director of Functional Studies, Heather Flanagan-Steet, PhD, was named by the Greenwood, SC Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Council as their 2021 Woman of Excellence. This award honors a local woman who has started a community or business initiative, contributing time, talent, and resources, and utilizing her influence to enhance opportunities for women. The award was presented at a Chamber event in December.

Flanagan-Steet relocated her zebrafish laboratory from the University of Georgia to GGC in 2018, in large part through a desire to have a more direct impact on patient care.

“Dr. Flanagan-Steet’s research has led to many families finally receiving an accurate diagnosis and several breakthroughs that are moving patients closer to a treatment for their rare disorder,” said Steve Skinner, MD, Director of GGC.

Flanagan-Steet has also been involved in SCBio, a statewide organization that promotes the life science industry. She has spoken at their annual conference and participated in a ‘Women in Science’ roundtable discussion with other female leaders hosted by Lt. Governor Pamela Evette. She is also an active member of the Center’s Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Council.

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