Previous Events Sept. 15 & 16 2014 MedTech Annual Conference, in Albany, NY. "Redefining Innovation in the Face of Healthcare Reform" is the theme of this year's MEDTECH 2014 annual conference. RIT Event: "The Organizational Challenge for Energy Technology Innovation" February 6, 2012 William B. Bonvillian is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Washington, D.C. Office. On February 6, 2012, he presented, "The Organizational Challenge for Energy Technology Innovation" at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This talk detailed attempts to access evolving energy technology policy, focusing on the organizational challenges particularly at the federal government level. Process of Discovery Course: Dr. David Valle (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) Campus Visit January 31, 2012 David Valle, MD, PhD, is the Director of the McKusick,-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He presented a lecture entitled, "The Quest to Find and Solve All Human Mendelian Disorders: Genomics Meets Genetics," as part of the Process of Discovery course on Tuesday, January 31st. Process of Discovery Course: Dr. William Gahl (NIH) Campus Visit January 30, 2012 William Gahl, MD, PhD, is the Clinical Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He presented a lecture entitled, "The National Institutes of Health - Undiagnosed Diseases Program," as part of the Process of Discovery course on Monday, January 30th, 2012. Dr. Kurt Schilling (Johnson & Johnson) Seminar on Leading Edge Trends in Medical Devices and Diagnostics January 17, 2012 Kurt Schilling, PhD, is currently VP, Assay R&D at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) at Johnson & Johnson, where he leads teams in Rochester, NY and Raritan, NJ involved in the development of medical diagnostic assays and platforms. He gave a seminar entitled, "Leading Edge Trends in Medical Devices and Diagnostics: Innovation at Johnson & Johnson Ortho Clinical Diagnostics" on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. This event was sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Department, the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, and the Office of Research Alliances. Dr. Ira Shoulson (Georgetown University) Campus Visit October 27, 2011 Ira Shoulson, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Pharmacology and Human Science, and Director of the Program for Regulatory Science and Medicine at Georgetown University, gave a presentation entitled, "Regulatory Science and Medicine: It's About Time!" on Thursday, October 27, 2011. The event was co-hosted by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Office of Research Alliances. Dr. Allan Goldberg (Merck & Co.) Campus Visit October 7, 2011 Dr. Allan Goldberg, Executive Director of Academic and Professional Affairs at Merck & Co., gave a presentation entitled, "Preclinical Drug Discovery and Development" on Friday, October 7, 2011. The event was co-hosted by the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies in Drug Discovery and the Office of Research Alliances. For more information, click here. An Overview of Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) September 13, 2011 Dr. Lisa Porter, Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), gave a presentation entitled, "An Overview of IARPA" on Tuesday, September 13th at Rush Rhees Library.