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Monday, May 13
 

5:30pm

Kick-off and Keynote: Nobel Laureate, Dr. Frances Arnold
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The kick-off to Life Sciences Week featuring our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Frances Arnold.

Snacks and a cash bar from 5:30-6:30pm (start of event)
Doors open starting 6:00pm
Event begins promptly at 6:30pm and will end just after 8:00pm.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Frances Arnold

Dr. Frances Arnold

Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology
Dr. Frances Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry. She won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the directed evolution of enzymes." She is a Pittsburgh-native and a graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice High School; and Life Sciences... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Carnegie Music Hall 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Tuesday, May 14
 

8:00am

BioBreakfast
Presented by Christian Manders

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Tuesday May 14, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
LifeX 2730 Sidney Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

10:00am

Health Information Technologies and Health Literacy
Presented by PLSG

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Moderators
avatar for Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan

President and CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Jim Jordan is an accomplished Fortune 20-level executive with strong experience in industry, consulting and academia. A recognized expert in translational innovation, market development, and guiding the successful formation of entrepreneurial startup businesses in the Life Sciences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Maxin

Michael Maxin

CEO, Clinical Platform
Considered one of the countries leading internet marketing and healthcare video experts, Michael Maxin has helped 100’s of companies in the development and marketing of their online brands. He has nearly 35 million views of his online patient education videos and is currently the... Read More →
avatar for Rema Padman

Rema Padman

Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Rema Padman is Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics in the H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is also Thrust Leader of Healthcare Informatics Research at iLab and Research Area Director... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Latta

Ashley Latta

Director, Operations & Customer Success, Treatspace
Ashley Latta has spent the past five years at Treatspace in operations and customer success roles. In her work at Treatspace, she is responsible for helping medical practices solve their patient access and acquisition challenges both through referral relationships and their online... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
LifeX 2730 Sidney Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

10:00am

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us at the McGowan Institute for a conversation about stem cell therapies. Speakers will include Dr. Albert Donnenberg.

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Speakers
avatar for Carl Kurlander

Carl Kurlander

Distinguished Visiting Senior Lecturer, Documentarian, University of Pittsburgh
After a multi-decade career as a screenwriter (“St. Elmo’s Fire”), and TV writer/producer (NBC’s “Saved by the Bell” franchise), Carl Kurlander accepted the offer to teach at the University of Pittsburgh as a visiting assistant professor for what he thought would be a... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hufford, Ph.D

Michael Hufford, Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer, LyGenesis
Michael brings more than 20 years of experience in clinical research, drug and medical device development across a wide range of therapeutic areas. He is the CEO of LyGenesis, an organ regenerative startup company that spun out of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.Michael’s... Read More →
avatar for William R. Wagner, PhD

William R. Wagner, PhD

Director / Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine / University of Pittsburgh
William R. Wagner, PhD – Dr. Wagner is the Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine as well as a Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative... Read More →
avatar for Albert D. Donnenberg, PhD

Albert D. Donnenberg, PhD

Professor of Medicine (School of Medicine) / Professor of Infectious Disease and Microbiology (Graduate School of Public Health), University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Albert Donnenberg is a Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Professor of Infectious Disease and Microbiology in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to research activities, Dr. Donnenberg is Director of both the UPMC... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 450 Technology Drive

11:00am

Magee-Womens Research Institute Lab Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is the largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to women’s health research. MWRI is making discoveries and advancing knowledge in many areas affecting women including: reproductive biology, breast cancer genomics and personalized therapies, HIV immunization and prevention, fertility preservation, and is a recognized leader in clinical pelvic floor research.

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Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Magee Women's Research Institute 204 Craft Avenue

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Take a break and find lunch around Oakland!

Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Explore Oakland

1:00pm

Human Performance Lab
Limited Capacity full

The University of Pittsburgh is becoming a global leader in human performance innovation. Pitt possesses a unique combination of attributes that positions the university to develop technologies that can give athletes a competitive edge, while also pursuing applications for the general population. Pitt is a top 5 National Institutes of Health funded university; is a member of a Power 5 athletic conference; has a partnership with a major clinical health system (UPMC) that maintains a world class sports medicine program; and is in a city with multiple pro sports teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins, who practice and train at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Join us as we see demonstrations of two projects that involve collaborations between Pitt researchers and Pitt athletic teams that are giving Pitt athletes a leg up on the competition. You will also learn about other performance innovation initiatives underway at Pitt and how you can get involved.

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Speakers
avatar for Evan Facher

Evan Facher

Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Innovation Institute Director, University of Pittsburgh
avatar for Chris Hoppe

Chris Hoppe

Executive Associate Athletic Director, University of Pittsburgh
Chris Hoppe joined the University of Pittsburgh as Executive Associate Athletic Director for Sport Administration and Student-Athlete Support Services in June of 2017 following a six-year tenure at Eastern Michigan University. At Pitt, Hoppe has taken a leadership role over all areas... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Nagle

Elizabeth Nagle

Associate Professor, Department of Health and Physical Activity, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Elizabeth Nagle is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Physical Activity (HPA) within the School of Education with a secondary appointment with the School of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the undergraduate HPA program... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Darnell

Matthew Darnell

Assistant Professor of the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition / Director of the MS Program in Sport Science/Wellness and Human Performance, University of Pittsburgh
Matthew Darnell is an assistant professor in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition and director of the Master of Science Programs in Wellness and Human Performance and Sports Science. He is also a registered dietitian, board-certified specialist in Sports Dietetics, and... Read More →
avatar for William Clark

William Clark

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science / Co-Founder, University of Pittsburgh / Diamond Kinetics
Dr. William W. Clark is the Co-Founder of Diamond Kinetics. He has been an active researcher and innovator in the field of dynamic systems and control for over 25 years, and is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His... Read More →
avatar for Konstantinos Pelechrinis

Konstantinos Pelechrinis

Associate Professor of Computing & Information, University of Pittsburgh
avatar for C.J. Handron

C.J. Handron

CEO, Diamond Kinetics
C.J. is the Co-Founder and CEO of Diamond Kinetics. He is responsible for leading commercialization efforts of all products and applications, as well as guiding the overall vision and strategy for the company. Prior to Diamond Kinetics, C.J. served as director of an early stage technology... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

1:00pm

Driving Biomedical Research with AI and Robotics
Limited Capacity full

Panel Discussion: Driving Biomedical Research with Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
The explosion in machine learning and artificial intelligence methodologies has already affected many fields, and has promise to significantly impact biomedical research. The panelists will discuss how this is happening in diverse areas such as automating laboratory instruments, identifying novel antibiotics, and developing rehabilitative technology.

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Moderators
avatar for Mark Collins

Mark Collins

Vice President of Innovation and Strategy, Helomics
Mark Collins is currently Vice President of Innovation and Strategy at Helomics where he is the chief architect of Helomics’ transition to an AI and data driven precision medicine company. Dr. Collins has held multiple executive roles in a variety of discovery, informatics and bioinformatics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert F. Murphy

Robert F. Murphy

Department Head, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert F. Murphy is the Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology and Head of the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He also is Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Machine Learning, and was a founding director... Read More →
avatar for Hosein Mohimani

Hosein Mohimani

Assistant Professor, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
Hosein Mohimani is an Assistant Professor in the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the development of computational metabolomics and metagenomics methods for antibiotic discovery and microbiome analysis. Microbes in human body... Read More →
avatar for Robert Hartman

Robert Hartman

Senior Manager, Business Development, UPMC Enterprises
Robert Hartman is a Senior Manager for Business Development at UPMC Enterprises. He works with data scientists, life scientists, and engineers to help transform healthcare by innovating at the intersection of science, business, and healthcare. He is a scientist and engineer by training... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

2:00pm

Microbial Disease
Limited Capacity filling up

Chronic infections are characterized by multicellular sessile microbial communities (biofilms) where single cells cooperate to sense and respond to their environments. Bacteria in this mode of growth are recalcitrant to antibiotic therapy, posing a major challenge to modern medicine. The panelists will introduce cell-cell communication within biofilms, present the development of genomic-based technology to capture and understand gene regulation in pathogens, and discuss state-of-the-art treatments such as perfluorocarbon emulsions and microbiome manipulation.

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Speakers
avatar for Luisa Hiller

Luisa Hiller

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Luisa Hiller is an Associate Professor and the Eberly Family Career Development Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her area of focus is microbial pathogenesis. Her work has contributed to our understanding of pneumococcal strain diversity... Read More →
avatar for Joel McManus

Joel McManus

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Joel McManus is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. His laboratory studies mechanisms and evolution of gene expression in fungi and mammals, including regulation of mRNA translation in the fungal pathogen Candida albicans during infection... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kieth E. Cook

Dr. Kieth E. Cook

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Cook is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also serves as the Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies and the Director of the Bioengineered Organs Initiative.  Dr Cook has 25 years of experience in the design, development, and... Read More →
avatar for Michael J. Morowitz

Michael J. Morowitz

Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Michael J. Morowitz, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an attending physician in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The Morowitz laboratory... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

2:00pm

Computational Innovation Needs for Big Data Genomics
Limited Capacity full

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Moderators
avatar for Robert F. Murphy

Robert F. Murphy

Department Head, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
Robert F. Murphy is the Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology and Head of the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He also is Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Machine Learning, and was a founding director... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carl Kingsford

Carl Kingsford

Associate Professor, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science
Carl Kingsford is Associate Professor of Computational Biology in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His group works on creating efficient computational methods to extract biological insight from high-throughput data, including analysis of molecular interaction... Read More →
avatar for Jian Ma

Jian Ma

Associate Professor, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
Jian Ma is an Associate Professor in the Computational Biology Department and Affiliated Faculty in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His group’s main focus is to develop algorithms to better understand the organization and function of the human genome... Read More →
avatar for Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis

Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis

Assistant Professor, Department of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her research examines the molecular mechanisms of change and innovation in evolution. This involves thinking about how genomes... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

3:15pm

Pediatric Health Innovation
Limited Capacity filling up

The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC’s Lawrenceville Campus is a hub for basic scientific, clinical and translational research. Anchored by UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, pediatric health clinicians and researchers cohabitate to generate research impacting clinical practice through policy development and commercialization. Pitt and UPMC’s pediatric health innovation epicenter in Lawrenceville has strong ties to the clinicians and researchers at the Oakland Campus and beyond. This panel will highlight some of the unique challenges faced in commercializing medical products targeted at “small” patient populations, discuss the recently awarded Pennsylvania Pediatric Device Consortium (PPDC) as a federally-funded means to address some of those challenges and shine a spotlight on Pitt and Children’s researchers, as well as partners from Industry, who are actively driving their innovations towards clinical and commercial impact. Team members from the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and sciVelo-Innovation Institute will be on-hand to provide more information on this new funding mechanism, how researchers can engage the PPDC, and how community members can partner with it.

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Speakers
DT

Donald Taylor, PhD, MBA, CLP

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Translation, University of Pittsburgh
Donald P. Taylor, PhD, MBA, CLP, is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Translation, Executive Director, sciVelo, Co-director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Innovation Core, Associate Director, Center for Medical Innovation, Associate Professor of Biomedical... Read More →
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Sarah Palya

Founder and CEO, Gus Gear LLC
Sarah is the founder and CEO of Gus Gear LLC, a Pittsburgh, PA-based medical textile company that makes securement devices and covers for medical implements like central lines, ostomy pouches and feeding tubes. Sarah is focused on maximizing patient safety and quality of life for... Read More →
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Maureen Mulvihill, PhD

President and CEO, Actuated Medical, Inc
Dr. Mulvihill is President and CEO of Actuated Medical, Inc. (AMI). Mulvihill co-founded AMI on the entrepreneurial idea that an agile business could solve clinical needs using electronically controlled motion.  Over the last 12 years, Mulvihill built a company that develops, manufactures... Read More →
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Rachel Berger, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Pediatrics / Director, Child Abuse Research, University of Pittsburgh / Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
Dr. Berger is a professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Pediatrics and Director of Child Abuse Research for the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research. Here clinical duties include serving as Chief of the Child Advocacy Center and Child Protection Team at UPMC... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

3:15pm

Neuro-Robotics
Limited Capacity full

Experts in the field will discuss state of the art and where we stand on mind-controlled robotics including both noninvasive and invasive brain computer-interface approaches.

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Moderators
avatar for Gerry Balbier

Gerry Balbier

Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute (CMNI), Carnegie Mellon University
Gerry Balbier is the Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute (CMNI). CMNI is a cross-disciplinary neuroscience institute working to create innovative tools and technologies critical to advancing brain science and building on the success of the joint CMU/University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Collinger

Dr. Jennifer Collinger

Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Research Biomedical Engineer at the Pittsburgh VA R&D Center of Excellence, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Collinger’s research interests are related to the use of neuroprosthetics to restore function for individuals with upper limb paralysis or loss. She is developing intracortical brain-computer interface technology for individuals with tetraplegia. Her work also includes non-invasive... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Bin He

Dr. Bin He

Department Head and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. He has made significant contributions to the field of neuroengineering and biomedical imaging. His lab demonstrated for the first time for humans to control the flight of a drone by “thoughts” and pioneered the noninvasive mind-controlled robotics. Dr. He’s work has been... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

4:00pm

How Big Data is Driving Women's Health
Limited Capacity full

Presented by Magee-Womens Research Institute
Historically, despite comprising more than half the population and giving birth to all of humankind, women have played a secondary role in scientific research. Today, we know that researchers have found sex differences playing out in almost every tissue and organ system in the body, but despite this, women’s health has seen few major breakthroughs in recent decades. With the growth of big data, however, that big breakthrough could be right around the corner. Please join some of the nation’s leading experts as we discuss how data is driving women’s health forward, and the exciting things that lie ahead.

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Moderators
avatar for Hy Simhan

Hy Simhan

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science / Division Chief, Maternal Fetal Medicine / Vice Chair and Medical Director, Obstetrical Services, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Hyagriv Simhan, MD, MS is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair for Obstetrical Services at Magee-Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh... Read More →

Speakers
DT

Dr. Tamar Krishnamurti

Founder & CEO, Naima Health
Dr. Tamar Krishnamurti's research uses quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct both basic and applied research on interests including risk perception and communication, medical decision making, mHealth, and the design of effective communications, decision aids, and interventions... Read More →
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Dr. Alex Davis

Founder & CTO, Naima Health
Dr. Alex Davis' research focus has been to create innovative analytical methods for use in decision and policy analysis, deepen the basic science of decision-making, and contribute to applications where technology plays a central role in human decision-making. He has contributed to... Read More →
avatar for Janet M. Catov, PhD, MS

Janet M. Catov, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences (School of Medicine &CTSI) / Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Graduate School of Public Health), University of Pittsburgh
Janet M. Catov, PhD, MS is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine & CTSI and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Catov has... Read More →
avatar for Mark Collins

Mark Collins

Vice President of Innovation and Strategy, Helomics
Mark Collins is currently Vice President of Innovation and Strategy at Helomics where he is the chief architect of Helomics’ transition to an AI and data driven precision medicine company. Dr. Collins has held multiple executive roles in a variety of discovery, informatics and bioinformatics... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

5:00pm

 
Wednesday, May 15
 

8:00am

Pittsburgh CREATES: Breakfast and Panel
Limited Capacity filling up

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The Importance of University – Industry Collaboration to drive Product Innovation
Listen to clinical innovators and industry partners discuss the process and importance of collaborating early and often while building new technologies in the medical and surgical industry. Industry partners discuss the need to gain insight from stakeholders in designing, validating and implementing their medical technologies to garner quicker market adoption, while clinical innovators discuss the importance of gaining industry perspective to help drive their research and eventually have the maximum impact to their patient population.

Moderators
avatar for Max A. Fedor

Max A. Fedor

Executive Director, Pittsburgh CREATES
Max Fedor is the Executive Director of Pittsburgh CREATES at the University of Pittsburgh, a transdisciplinary collaborative that supports training, education, and sponsored research foradvanced surgical technologies.Before joining CREATES, Max was the Director of the Coulter Translational... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA

Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA

Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery, Executive Committee CREATES
Carl H. Snyderman, MD, MBA, is Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Otolaryngology Director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is recognized internationally... Read More →
avatar for Michael J. Bonidie, MD, FACOG

Michael J. Bonidie, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UPMC & Executive Committee CREATES
Michael J. Bonidie, MD, FACOG, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and is the Director of Robotic Gynecology. Dr. Bonidie completed his undergraduate education... Read More →
avatar for Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS

Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD, FACS

Director of Thoracic Robotic Surgery & Co-Director of the Esophageal Surgery Institute, Executive Committee CREATES & UPMC
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD., FACS., is an internationally recognized thoracic surgeon who extensive expertise and experience in minimally invasive and Video Assisted Thoracic Surgical (VATS) approaches including esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, VATS lobectomy for lung cancer, VATS... Read More →
avatar for Mohan Nathan

Mohan Nathan

Vice President, Global Clinical Marketing, TransEnterix
As Vice President, Global Clinical Marketing, Mr. Nathan is responsible for clinical marketing, clinical sales, training and strategic programs for the Senhance Surgical System. Prior to TransEnterix, Mr. Nathan was Senior Marketing Manager in Urology and Clinical Sales Representative... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ruehlman

Michael Ruehlman

Activ Surgical, General Manager
Michael is the General Manager of Activ Surgical, responsible for finance, operations, legal and human resources. As Activ’s first employee, Michael has focused on building the team and scaling operations around a core vision of democratizing surgery. Before joining Activ, Michael... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Morrow

Aaron Morrow

Group Manager New Product Development, Stryker Neurosurgical
Aaron Morrow is the Group Manager, New Product Development, for Stryker Neurosurgical, a $450M business unit within Stryker’s Neurosurgical Instruments Division. For those of you who are not familiar with Stryker, they are one of the world’s leading medical technology companies... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

9:45am

Life Sciences PA Panel
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Life Sciences PA for a leadership panel to hear different perspectives about partnerships from an investor, a serial entrepreneur and a Business Development executive.

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Moderators
avatar for Craig G. Cochenour R.Ph., J.D.

Craig G. Cochenour R.Ph., J.D.

Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Craig is a registered pharmacist and is the recipient of Duquesne University's McPartland-Beck Pharmacy Award for clinical excellence, the American Jurisprudence Award for Law and Medicine, and the Order of Barristers Award for excellence through the art of courtroom advocacy.Craig... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Shook

Bruce Shook

Director, President and CEO, Intact Vascular and Vesper Medical
Bruce Shook is a medical device executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, including multiple early stage ventures focused on opportunities in cardiac surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and vascular disease. He serves as Director, President and CEO for both... Read More →
avatar for David Rappaport

David Rappaport

Senior Vice President, Business Development, OraSure
David Rappaport has been the Senior Vice President, Business Development since April 2018. Prior to joining OraSure, Mr. Rappaport served as the Senior Vice President, Healthcare Investment Banking at Raymond James & Associates where he provided investment banking services in the... Read More →
avatar for Justin Klein, MD, JD

Justin Klein, MD, JD

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Vensana Capital
Justin Klein, MD, JD is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Vensana Capital, a leading venture capital and growth equity firm dedicated to medtech innovation. Justin was previously a partner at NEA, one of the largest and most active venture capital firms in the world. Justin also... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

10:00am

Human Engineering Research Labs Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

Hear from Founding Director and VA Senior Research Career Scientist, Dr. Rory Cooper, and tour HERL’s extensive lab space which includes a clinical laboratory, a robotics laboratory, and a prototyping and testing facility. HERL is at the forefront of assistive technology research seeking solutions to mobility problems for veterans and all people with disabilities using state-of-the-art laboratories and research instruments. HERL’s research encompasses a wide spectrum of the most up-to-date technology, from virtual reality experiments to electronics work with robotics to 3D computer modeling, printing, and machining.

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Speakers
avatar for Rory Cooper

Rory Cooper

Associate Dean for Inclusion, SHRS, FISA / Paralyzed Veterans of America Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of PIttsburgh
Rory A. Cooper is the Founding Director and VA Senior Research Career Scientist of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, a VA Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence in partnership with Pitt. Cooper has authored or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal publications. He has 20 patents awarded or pending. Cooper is the author of two books: "Rehabilitation Engineering Applied to Mobility and Man... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Human Engineering Research Labs 6425 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

10:45am

Pittsburgh CREATES Lab Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

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Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Pittsburgh CREATES The Eye and Ear Institute Building, 203 Lothrop Street, Ste 500

11:00am

Innovation Connections
Limited Capacity full

This Sched entry is a placeholder for the Innovation Connections event.

Accepted attendees will receive a separate invitation to this event and will be manually added to this event in Sched. Boxed lunch will be provided. 

Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 4:30pm
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

12:15pm

Lunch Break
Wednesday May 15, 2019 12:15pm - 1:30pm

2:00pm

ALung Technologies, Tour
ALung Technologies is a leading developer of advanced medical devices for treating respiratory failure. ALung’s Hemolung Respiratory Assist System (RAS) is a dialysis-like alternative or supplement to mechanical ventilation originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh which removes carbon dioxide directly from the blood in patients with acute respiratory failure.

This will be a guided tour of ALung Technologies space in the South Side.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ALung Technologies 2500 Jane St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

4:30pm

VIP Reception
Limited Capacity full

This Sched event is a placeholder for our VIP reception.

This event is invitation-only and is intended for our sponsors; participating companies, entrepreneurs,  & researchers; and special guests. The aforementioned parties will receive a separate invitation for this event. 

Wednesday May 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cafe Carnegie at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

5:30pm

 
Thursday, May 16
 

8:30am

AI & Robotics Venture Fair
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University and Innovation Works, Inc.

Thursday May 16, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm
Tepper Quad, Simmons A&B-Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

10:00am

Pittsburgh CREATES Lab Tour
Limited Capacity filling up

No Ticket Purchase is required for this event. Please click the bubble to the left of the event title to register. This event will also be added to your "Day at a Glance." You will receive a confirmation email that you have registered for this event and a reminder the day before it occurs.

Thursday May 16, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Pittsburgh CREATES The Eye and Ear Institute Building, 203 Lothrop Street, Ste 500

12:00pm

Social Lunch: Presented by UPMC Enterprises
Presented by UPMC Enterprises


Thursday May 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University: Tepper Quad, the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship 4765 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

1:00pm

VC Trends in Health Care
Please order a free ticket via the Eventbrite page for this event. 
Presented by UPMC Enterprises:

From incubators, to accelerators, to strategic and corporate VCs – investors are committing heavily to improving health. In 2018 alone, corporate VC funding in health care grew to $10.9 billion from $2.3 billion in 2013. Fortunately, there are several Pittsburgh-based and nearby organizations that are refusing to be left behind. Pittsburgh, already known as a health care leader, is doubling down by continuing to invest in cutting-edge science and technologies like immunotherapy. Just last year, a $200 million commitment was made to create a center that focuses on advancing the science of cancer care, transplantation, and aging-related diseases. Several other local and national organizations are investing more time and money to create innovative health care applications, software, and products that will ultimately impact not just patients, but investment analysts, principals, and partners. This discussion will address and analyze changes in the role of the strategic investor within the larger VC landscape, and what the future holds for companies seeking strategic and corporate investment.

No Ticket Purchase is required for this event. Please click the bubble to the left of the event title to register. This event will also be added to your "Day at a Glance." You will receive a confirmation email that you have registered for this event and a reminder the day before it occurs.

Speakers
avatar for Charles McOsker, PhD

Charles McOsker, PhD

Chief Technical Operations Officer, BioMotiv
Dr. McOsker has over 30 years of experience in both the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He brings an extensive background in the management of multifunctional teams in drug discovery and development to his role with BioMotiv. Before joining BioMotiv in 2012, Dr. McOsker... Read More →
avatar for Jeanne Cunicelli

Jeanne Cunicelli

Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises
Jeanne Cunicelli has over 20 years of investment and advising experience in the life sciences industry. She is currently Executive Vice President at UPMC Enterprises where she leads business initiatives on behalf of the Immune Transplant and Therapy Center (ITTC), as well as broader... Read More →
avatar for Vivian Lee

Vivian Lee

Managing Director, Aqua Partners LLC
Over 30 years experience in life science consulting, investment and portfolio management, having advised numerous companies, investment firms, universities and government agencies worldwide. Co-founder, venture partner and named key person of Global Biomedical Partners, managing International... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University: Tepper Quad, the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship 4765 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

2:00pm

Looking Forward: Pittsburgh Tech Forecast
Limited Capacity full

This Sched entry is a placeholder for the Pittsburgh Tech Forecast event.

This event is invitation-only and is conducted by a partner organization. Invitees will receive a separate communication to include their invitation for the event. 

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University: Tepper Quad, the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship 4765 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

2:30pm

Guided Tour of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Ecosystem
Limited Capacity filling up

The tour will depart and arrive back at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Carnegie Mellon University: Tepper Quad, the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship 4765 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

3:00pm

Navigating Health and Wellness Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

While improved human health has long been an underlying premise of sustainable building, new standards like WELL center design around the human experience. At this event, we’ll explore industry trends, building standards like Fitwel and RESET, and credits within broader rating systems including LEED, Living Building Challenge, and Passive House.

GBA’s series on Health in the Built Environment will prepare owners and practitioners to build spaces that prioritize occupant health and productivity. The series connects research in neuroscience and cognitive behavior with building design and maintenance, proposing practical solutions to improve tenant well-being.

Presented by Green Building Alliance as a part of Life Science Week 2019. Separate registration is required. 



Speakers
avatar for Leslie Montgomery

Leslie Montgomery

Education Senior Director, Green Building Alliance
Leslie spent three years as GBA’s communications director, where she was responsible for sharing the organization’s stories for national and regional audiences.  Her background includes work as a community support manager for an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and director... Read More →



Thursday May 16, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University: Tepper Quad, the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship 4765 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

4:30pm

 
Friday, May 17
 

9:00am

Life Sciences Cluster Strategy Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

No Ticket Purchase is required for this event. Please click the bubble to the left of the event title to register. This event will also be added to your "Day at a Glance." You will receive a confirmation email that you have registered for this event and a reminder the day before it occurs.

This breakfast panel will be an active discussion around what next steps we need to take as a region to strategically position Pittsburgh for life sciences industry cluster development – a recommendation direct from the 2017 Brookings Institution Report.

Moderated by Dr. David Finegold, President of Chatham University, the conversation will explore our existing efforts, gaps, opportunities, and recommendations for how to build and implement a strategic life sciences cluster development and put Pittsburgh on the map as a global life sciences hub.

Parking: Guest parking is available in the Library lot located behind the Jennie King Mellon Library just off of Murray Hill Avenue. You are permitted to park in available, legal parking spaces. Please proceed to Mellon Hall, where you will be able to find the Mellon Board room. 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD

President and CEO, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Dr. Feinstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its three supporting organizations, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), Health Careers Futures (HCF), and the Women’s Health Activist Movement (WHAMglobal). Together... Read More →
avatar for David L. Finegold

David L. Finegold

President, Chatham University
avatar for Nicole Oshurak

Nicole Oshurak

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (MWRIF)
Nicole Oshurak is Director of Strategic Partnerships at Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (MWRIF). MWRIF is the largest research institute in the world focused exclusively on the health of women and infants, and home to world-class researchers who have devoted their careers... Read More →
avatar for Betty Woo

Betty Woo

Vice President, Scientific Collaborations and Strategy, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Betty has been Vice President, Scientific Collaborations and Strategy at Thermo Fisher Scientific since January 2015, a role created to drive innovation and productivity with the company’s strategic clients through scientific collaboration.  From 2009 to 2014, she was Vice President... Read More →



Friday May 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Mellon Board Room at Chatham University Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232