Previous Events Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) webinar Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1 p.m. ET. Wes Jurey, President & CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce discusses "Fostering Collaboration Among our Nation's Federal Labs, Industry, and Research Oriented Universities". Register at www.nas.edu/guirr. Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) Webinar on the BRAIN Initiative was presented by Dr. Thomas Insel, Director, NiMH and Dr. Walter Koroshetz, Director, NINDS on December 17, 2014. The BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) is a new Presidential focus aimed at increasing our understanding of the human brain. A description of FY 2014 awards is available and funding concepts for FY 2015 will be released in January. The webinar recording is now available on the GUIRR website. MedTech Annual Conference, in Albany, NY. September 15 & 16, 2014 "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 VisitJanuary 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.