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The Event for Technology, Manufacturing & Innovation

November 19, 2013

NEXT is a technology, manufacturing, and innovation conference where fast-track companies meet and learn from top-notch business leaders and industry experts. The dynamic full-day program boasted two world class keynotes in Neil deGrasse Tyson and Harry Moser, and delivers educational workshops in concurrent tracks (Innovation & Commercialization, Manufacturing Excellence, Technology Trends, and Entrepreneurship). For more information, click here.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: “FDA Engineers’ Roles in Regulatory Science and the Development of Standards”

November 12, 2013

Mitchell Shein, Chief of the Implantable Electrophysiological Devices Branch in the Division of Cardiovascular Devices at the FDA, presented “FDA Engineers’ Roles in Regulatory Science and the Development of Standards” on Tuesday, November 12th. The discussion included an overview of the standards development process, as well as an open discussion on engineer’s roles in Regulatory Science and the development of device standards at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, click here.

International Education Event: Rochester Global Connections Info Session

November 12, 2013

Staff and faculty were invited to travel the world without leaving home and be an ambassador for our community through the Rochester Global Connections (RGC) Friendship Volunteer program. RGC is a non-profit organization that brings people together with local international university students to promote international understanding. Friendship volunteers and their student(s) meet up for occasional social activities. For more information, click here.

NSF Day in Rochester

November 8, 2013

At the request of Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, the National Science Foundation, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester held a one-day workshop on Friday, November 8, 2013. The workshop provided an overview of the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. It covered the NSF proposal and merit review process and NSF programs that cut across disciplines. Additionally, representatives from the seven NSF directorates and the Office of International and Integrative Activities made presentations on their programs and were also available informally and in breakout sessions for discussions of potential research proposals. This event was jointly coordinated by the University of Rochester and RIT. Additional details can be found here.

International Education Event: Are We A Global Village at UR? A Campus Forum

November 5, 2013

What does a global village mean to you, and what’s your experience at the University of Rochester? Led by Dean Feldman, the forum explored why ‘intercultural awareness’ and ‘internationalization' are important for the academic and social life on campus and for students’ future careers. It also addressed some of the challenges of living in a global village. For more information, click here.

Regulatory Science Seminar by Larry Lesko, Ph.D., F.C.P.

November 4, 2013

"Model-Based Drug Development: A Biomedical Process for Clinical and Translational Science" was presented by Dr. Larry Lesko, Director, Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology, University of Florida; and Former Director, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA. To learn more about Regulatory Science, click here.

15th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference

Monday, October 28, 2013-Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The 15th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference was held October 28 – 30, 2013 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The conference was titled, “How to Be Competitive in a World of Change: Opportunities through SBIR/STTR Awards," and included three tracks: “Navigating through SBIR/STTRs;” “Circumventing the Hurdles;” and “Path to Commercialization." To learn more about SBIR/STTR, click here.

Rochester Big Data Forum 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

The second annual Rochester Big Data Forum featured interdisciplinary talks and discussions with renowned researchers in data science from universities, government, and industry. Topics included machine learning; health analytics; network science; cognitive sciences; and applications in the health, social, and physical sciences. For more information, click here. For more information about Big Data, visit the UR Big Data website.

MedTech 2013 Annual Conference

Monday, October 7, 2013-Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MedTech 2013 focused on striking a balance between optimizing current product mix and investing in new product development. For more information, click here.

Bioinformatics Seminar: Translational Informatics in the Era of Big Data

August 7, 2013

The speaker was Peter Elkin, MD, MACP, FACMI, FNYAM, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Buffalo. Dr. Elkin has been working in Biomedical Informatics since 1981 and has been researching health data representation since 1987. This seminar was co-sponsored by the School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean’s Office & the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

3rd Annual URMC Stem Cell Symposium

June 27, 2013

The 3rd Annual URMC Stem Cell Symposium featured a poster session with prizes. Speakers included: Dr. Sally Temple, Co-Founder and Scientific Director of the Neural Stem Cell Institute, located in Rensselaer, NY; and Dr. Lorenz Studer, founding Director of the Sloan-Kettering Center for Stem Cell Biology. For more information about this event, click here.

High Tech Rochester Event: Commercialization of Clean Energy in New York State - NYSERDA Manager Visits Rochester

June 20, 2013

This event was for entrepreneurs and innovators wanting to enter the clean energy field, those currently involved in clean energy companies, and senior business executives wishing to become mentors to clean energy start-ups. Mike Shimazu, Project Manager for Clean Energy Innovation and Business, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), described NYSERDA’s R&D and business development programs, and what interested parties must know in order to participate. He was joined in a panel discussion on how to engage with NYSERDA-funded projects. This event was sponsored by Digital Rochester.

Summer 2013 Access Technology Conference

June 11, 2013

More than one billion people, or approximately 15% of the world’s population, live with some form of a disability. Experience has shown that when barriers to inclusion are removed and persons with disabilities are empowered to fully participate in societal life, the entire community benefits.

This event highlighted the challenges faced and the solutions developed to create Effective Access Technology. For the event agenda, click here. For more information about the event, here.

25th Annual Genetics Day

April 29, 2013

The 25th Annual Genetics Day was held on April 29th.

MedTech Event: Federal and State Research Tax Credits

April 25, 2013

Research and development tax credits are often overlooked by entrepreneurs. You don't need on-site laboratories or breakthrough research to claim R&D tax credits. Small and midsize businesses that employ engineers or outsource product testing can claim credits on qualified research and development. At this event, financial experts from EFP Rotenberg and BDO provided guidance and insight into how to effectively utilize state and federal research tax credits to grow your business.

The Experts:

  • Jonathan Forman, CPA, BDO
    BDO is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. BDO's R&D professionals have helped hundreds of companies, in virtually every industry, claim - and sustain on exam or at appeals - more than $2 billion of R&D benefits.
  • David Vesniskey, CPA and Partner, EFP Rotenberg
    EFP Rotenberg helps clients navigate the most challenging business and financial issues, serving over 25 different industry sectors from Emerging Technology to Global Workforce Services to Alternative Energy. EFP Rotenberg has significant experience in determining tax credit eligibility and has assembled the largest team of dedicated tax experts in the region.
  • For more information about this event, click here.

High Tech Rochester Solutions Fair

April 23, 2013

The Solutions Fair offered manufacturers fast access to a wide range of manufacturing, technology, and business resources and expertise; HTR invited known and trusted service providers, based on their ability to work with manufacturers and get the job done efficiently, economically, and with no red tape or hoops. For more information about this event, click here.

F.I.R.E. Series: "Corning and University Technology Collaborations"

April 9, 2013

As a research university, we spend a lot of time talking about research partnerships with industry. During this F.I.R.E. session, we looked at research collaborations from industry's point of view. The presenter was Charles Philip, Manager for University and Government Relations at Corning, Incorporated. Corning currently partners with several universities and government organizations globally, but most organizations do not know or understand how Corning benefits from these relationships around research. The presentation explored the objectives and benefits to working with Universities such as U of R, as well as why Corning has a Core University Strategy.

CEIS University Technology Showcase

March 26, 2013

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) hosted its 13th annual University Technology Showcase at the Doubletree Hotel in Henrietta. The Showcase was an opportunity for university researchers to present their work to industry representatives, as well as to other researchers and organizations that promote economic development. The objective was to stimulate discussions that may lead to industry-university collaboration. The Showcase featured posters by investigators from the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and surrounding universities. In Rochester alone, there is over $400 million of sponsored research each year. Much of this research has industrial applications and is an opportunity for local businesses to gain awareness of some of the technology being developed which can lead to innovative new products and competitive advantages. For more information about this event, click here.

Siemens President and CEO Gregory Sorensen Presents, "Pursuing Innovation with PET-MRI in an Era of Value-Based Healthcare"

February 25, 2013

Siemens President and CEO Gregory Sorensen, MD, discussed how new payment models hinder technical innovation, and how smart companies are facing those challenges. His hour-long talk, titled “Pursuing Innovation with PET-MRI in an Era of Value-Based Healthcare,” focused on Biograph mMR, or PET-MRI technology. The special lecture was presented jointly by the Department of Imaging Sciences and Siemens Healthcare North America. For more information about this event, click here.

F.I.R.E. Series: "Patent Laws are Chaning -- Are You Prepared?"

February 12, 2013

Changes to patent law take place on March 16, 2013 under the America Invents Act. The "first to invent" system we are all used to in the United States will switch over to a "first to file" system.

Kathryn Doyle , Ph.D., J.D., Partner and Chair of Riverside Law, discussed what these changes mean and if it makes sense to file before the changes take place, or after. For more information about this event, click here.

Designing Smart Medical Devices for Health Information Systems Integration

January 24, 2013

This meeting addressed:

  • Linking medical technology to centralized EMR systems: What should component suppliers and the medical device community keep in mind when designing new technologies to operate within HIT systems?
  • Initiatives and guidelines/standards from the NYS Department of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services for integrating HIT with new medical devices
  • How future computing and informatics tools will interface with large health systems data networks

Presenters included:

  • Dr. Joseph M. Jasinski, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Global Industry Executive, Smarter Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM Research
  • Dr. Thomas Furlani, Interim Associate Vice President for Information Technology (CIO), Director, Center for Computational Research, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Benjamin L. Miller, Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Dr. Gene D. Morse, Associate Director, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Medicine and Pediatrics, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Peter Winkelstein, Executive Director, University at Buffalo Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UBMD

For more information about this event , click here.

HTR Growth Leadership Series: Protecting Proprietary Interests in the Medical Device and Life Science Industries

January 10, 2013

Biomedical innovation is at the epicenter of an expanding domestic and global market, yet taking advantage of this market often depends on the strength of a company's intellectual property (IP) portfolio and breadth of patent protection. The importance of IP protection cannot be understated.
Without a strong IP portfolio, it becomes exceedingly difficult for small businesses and start-ups to secure the funding necessary for growth and development. Complicating the matter is the cost of conforming to an evolving patent policy in the United States and abroad. This program featured presentations by senior executives at Empire Genomics and Diffinity Genomics, as well as attorneys from Phillips Lytle. The panelists shared their experiences and approaches for cost-efficient technology commercialization and sustainable business growth. 

2013 Medical Scientist Research Symposium

January 9, 2013

The Medical Scientist Research Symposium showcased the research and scientific accomplishments of the University of Rochester’s Medical Scientist Training Program. The 2013 Dr. Thomas A. and Joyce E. Pearson Endowed Lecturer was Anthony Atala, MD. Dr. Atala is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medcine. His current work focuses on growing new human cells, tissues, and organs. For more informationa about this event, click here.

F.I.R.E. Series: "The Future of Diagnostic and Gene Patenting"

January 8, 2013

The Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly presented F.I.R.E. in January: "The Future of Diagnostic and Gene Patenting." Carissa Childs, Ph.D., J.D., and Ted Merkel, J.D., spoke about recent court rulings that will impact current and future strategies surrounding diagnostic and gene-based technologies. Dr. Childs is an Associate and Mr. Merkel is a Shareholder at LeClairRyan. For more information about this event, please click here.

MedTech Partner Event: Cracking the Code on Healthcare - Embracing Innovation to Drive Revenue Growth

December 4, 2012

Professor Arie Orenstein, MD, focused on the bottom line and inspired the audience think differently about the business of health - about how organizations are innovating, marketing to their sweet spot, and uncovering new revenue opportunities. Yoni Stern shared the philosophy and methodologies for creating a culture of Innovation, and how the most successful companies and healthcare organizations around the world are embracing innovation to drive better bottom line results. For more information about this event, click here.

"Research and Education in a Data Intensive Era:" A Seminar by Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

November 28, 2012

On November 28th, Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation, presented "Research and Education in a Data Intensive Era." According to several sources, a data deluge increasingly marks science and engineering. The proliferation of often complex data provides challenges to the worlds of discovery and of education. These challenges are garnering ever greater attention from NSF (and other parts of the Federal government) in the context of "Big Data." Click here to read Dr. Marrett's bio.

BioVenture Luncheon Series

November 14, 2012

Charles Spainhour,  V.M.D., Ph.D., Chief Science Officer of Calvert Labs, discussed Calvert's laboratory services for pre-clinical testing of new drug and vaccine candidates. Click here for more information about this event.

Dr. Jesse Goodman (FDA) Seminar: "Advancing Regulatory Science to Protect and Promote Health"

October 26, 2012

Jesse Goodman, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Science Officer at the FDA, presented "Advancing Regulatory Science to Protect and Promote Health." Click here to read Dr. Goodman's bio.

Provost's Multidisciplinary Research Awards Symposium

October 12, 2012

Recipients of the 2011 Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards presented their latest research on topics such as social media in political campaigns, mobile phone–based asthma management for adolescents, new ways to diagnose traumatic brain injury, novel strategies in antimalarial drugs, and the perception of music and language. A reception to honor the recipients of the 2012 awards, as well as the 2011 presenters, followed. Click here for more information.

Innovative Aging Symposium: "Creating and Sustaining the Academic, Clinical, and Business Partnerships that Drive Innovation for Aging in Place"

October 11, 2012

SUNY Oswego Metro Center, IMPARA, and MedTech partnered to present keynote speaker Dr. Joe Coughlin (Director of the MIT Age Lab) and a panel of experts who discussed how new technologies can address the challenges posed by the global aging population, and how inventions that facilitate aging-in-place are translated into industrial or entrepreneurial development. There was also a technology showcase highlighting leading cross-sector partnerships and research, and exploring new products, prototypes, and adaptations of existing technology to new uses relevant to aging in place. Click here for more information about the symposium and technology showcase.

BioVenture Luncheon Series: "Medical Device Reimbursement Benchmarks and Strategies"

October 10, 2012

Understanding the processes for medical device reimbursements from health insurers is critical to determining addressable market adoption, as well as planning sales and channel strategies for new medical devices. Entrepreneurs need to consider this in planning product launches. Medical device product managers and sales executives in existing companies can increase market adoption rates through addressing reimbursement issues as part of the pre-sale activities. In this session, participants learned about common issues related to medical device reimbursement and the strategies that have been employed to improve market success. Presenters included David Barone and Yossi Elaz, both of Boston MedTech Advisors. Click here for more information about the event.

F.I.R.E. Series: "Crossing the Development Gap"

October 9, 2012

This month's presentation explored two potential sources of gap funding that you may not have known about. Michael Rusnak, Deputy Director of New Ventures & Technology Development and Associate Director for Biological Sciences in the Office of Technology Transfer, gave an overview of the University's Technology Development Fund. Additionally, Mikael Totterman, Chairman of Innovocracy, provided information about this emerging social funding source.

Rochester Big Data Forum

October 4, 2012-October 6, 2012

The Rochester Big Data Forum 2012 brought together renowned researchers from across the nation, leaders of federal research funding agencies, individuals representing high technology companies, and faculty and students from the University of Rochester for three days of presentations, discussions, and networking. Topics included predictive analytics; machine learning; computational physical, life, and social science; the semantic web; and more. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Arts, Science and Engineering; the Office of Research Alliances; Trustee Nomi (’85 and P’15) Bergman and Neal (P’15) Bergman; IBM; and Xerox. For more information about the forum, click here.

MedTech 2012 Annual Conference

September 24, 2012 - September 25, 2012

This year's annual conference, "The Upside of Change: Succeeding in the Face of Uncertainty," addressed the pressing issues in the transformation of the healthcare market. Dr. Bradford Berk, CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center, gave a presentation. For more information, click here.

High Tech Rochester Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute (IELI)

September 10, 2012-September 12, 2012

High Tech Rochester hosted an Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute (IELI). This two-and-a-half day training session was an opportunity to learn about various innovation tools that can help organizations create, communicate, and commercialize new ideas.

UIDP University Technology Showcase Webinar Series

August 14, 2012

The University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) hosted a University Technology Showcase Webinar Series. This webinar featured faculty presentations from the University of Rochester Medical Center, including:

  • "Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Overview and Accomplishments" (Dr. Thomas Pearson)
  • "Regional Economic Development" (Peter Robinson and Jim Senall)
  • "Pilot and Incubator Program Overview" (Dr. Randy Rosier)
  • "In Vitro Model: 3D Bone Marrow Culture Bioreactor" and "In Vivo Model: Human TPO Receptor (c-Mpl) Knock-In Mouse Model" (Dr. Yuhchyau Chen)
  • "Arrayed Imaging Reflectometry" (Dr. Benjamin Miller)
  • "Implantable Living Cell-Based Biosensors for Real Time Monitoring" (Dr. Spencer Rosero)
  • "The Quick Trainer" (Dr. Daniel Mruzek)

Click here to listen to the recorded webinar and to download the slide presentations.

UR/IBM Health Sciences Research Summit

June 29, 2012

The University of Rochester's Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation sponsored a one-day joint meeting of scientists, engineers, and faculty from the University and IBM Research. The objective of the meeting was to bring together top research scientists from both institutions to discuss shared research interests and develop collaborative projects to be conducted with the support of the HSCCI and its resources. For more information, please click here.

2nd Annual URMC Stem Cell Symposium

June 25, 2012

This symposium featured lectures from URMC faculty members and trainees, as well as guests Dr. Vittorio Gallo and Dr. Robert Miller, two leading scientists in stem cell biology. For more information, click here.

2012 Symposium on Modeling Immune Responses from Complex Data

June 14, 2012-June 15, 2012

The goal of this symposium was to promote the use of computational modeling approaches in immunology research and exchange research ideas and information of computational immunology among the immune modeling community and other related investigators. For more information, click here.

Symposium on Myeloid Neoplasms

June 9, 2012

This event honored Dr. John M. Bennett’s 80th year and his dedication to leukemia research and community volunteerism for the arts. For more information, please click here.

World Tech Jam

June 5, 2012-June 7, 2012

IBM and the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) co-hosted the World Tech Jam, a free, global, digital brainstorming event where individuals shared their perspectives with global experts and decision makers. Topics of discussion included: collaborative healthcare; closing the global skills gap; sustainable urban living; energy, the environment, and sustainability; and media, arts, and culture in a digital world. For more information, click here.

Pharmacometrics Symposium: Modeling and Simulation in Drug Development

June 1, 2012

This symposium introduced the field of pharmacometrics and discussed the role of modeling and simulation in drug discovery and development. The event provided an opportunity to hear from leaders in the field with backgrounds in industry and academia, as well as regulatory perspectives from the former head of the Division of Pharmacometrics at the Food and Drug Administration. It was sponsored by the University of Rochester Medical Center's Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET) and University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. For the full agenda, please click here.

Pathology Research Day

May 31, 2012

Pathology Research Day included a poster session and six presentations. The Whipple Lecture, "Genetic Variation in Platelet Reactivity: Supervillins and RNAs Gone Wild," was given by Dr. Paul Bray. For the full agenda, please click here.

BioVenture Luncheon Series: "Sustainable Design for Medical Devices"

May 16, 2012

With increased social and regulatory pressures to reduce waste, particularly medical wastes, now is the time to understand and adopt sustainable practices for the design and manufacture of medical devices. This session included presentations from practitioners in academia and industry who shared their insights on practices that can be used to improve sustainability, as well as profitability, for new medical devices.

CEO Grand Rounds with New York State Health Commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah

May 11, 2012

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah delivered CEO Grand Rounds on May 11 at URMC. Dr. Shah's presentation, “Transforming Health Care: It’s Complicated," addressed reforming New York's Medicaid program and other major challenges ahead for health care. For more information, click here.

MedTech Institute: Bridging Regulatory Hurdles in the Growing Asia-Pacific Market

April 19, 2012

MedTech Institute hosted a one-day workshop on April 19th, focusing on regulatory compliance and strategies for bringing products to the Asia Pacific medical devices market.

TEDMED Simulcast

April 10, 2012-April 13, 2012

The School of Nursing offered a free screening of TEDMED, a three-and-a-half-day meeting of the world's most creative minds and medicine's most innovative sciences. The live event took place in Washington, D.C., but URMC students, faculty, and staff viewied the simulcast in real time in Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W-304).

CEIS University Technology Showcase

April 5, 2012

Researchers from the University of Rochester, RIT, Cornell and Clarkson displayed the innovative research they are doing and how it can help companies develop new products, processes, and services. The showcase gave university researchers the opportunity to learn about areas of interest to companies that can help guide future research. Representatives from the university technology transfer offices were on hand to discuss inventions already available for licensing. In addition, keynote speakers from leading NY State companies and development centers were on site to discuss the role of innovation in their organizations. For more information, click here.

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. For more information, click here.

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. For more information, click here.

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. For more information, click here.

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. For more information, click here.

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. For more information, click here.

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. For more information about IARPA, click here.

Dr. John D. Obourn (Pfizer) Campus Visit

July 29, 2011

Dr. John D. Obourn, Development Team Head at Pfizer, participated in a special research seminar on Friday, July 29th at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Obourn's presentation was entitled, "Developing New Medicines: The Process and The Chaos." The seminar was hosted by Richard Phipps, Ph.D., Dean's Professor of Environmental Medicine and Director of the Lung Biology Disease Program, and Scott Steele, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Research Alliances.

Nanomaterials Symposium 2011

May 23, 2011

Frontiers in Materials Science for the 21st Century—Applications in Biomedicine Annual Symposium & Poster Session on Materials Research, sponsored by the UR Chapter of the Materials Research Society.

This full one-day symposium had the overarching theme of innovations in nanometer scale materials science and engineering, necessary to advance biological medicine in the coming decades. Keynote speakers addressed the problem from several perspective, including discussions of photoactive materials, nanometer scale extracellular environments, cell adhesion and signaling, biomimetic materials, and cellular regeneration. Contributed papers discussed biomedical and nanotechnological materials science research at the University of Rochester, as well as in the greater New York area. There was a "Gordon Conference" style format, in which a significant proportion of the conference was reserved for discussion and exchange of ideas.

23rd Annual URMC Genetics Day

May 6, 2011

The 23rd Annual URMC Genetics Day featured presentations by University of Rochester researchers engaged in biomedical and genetics research, a poster session and a keynote lecture by Dr. Keith Yamamoto.

CEIS: University Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management

April 21, 2011

A Lecture and Panel Discussion on the Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems Case

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences at the University of Rochester presented a lecture and panel discussion on the implications of the Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems case. This case, which is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, will attempt to resolve whether an individual inventor may unilaterally terminate a university's right under the Bayh-Dole Act relating to inventions arising from federally funded research. The case has wide ranging implications to universities, individual inventors, and companies licensing or considering licensing technologies from universities and other non-profit organizations.

CTSI Scientific Symposium: Applying Science to Health Care Reform

April 15, 2011

The University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) hosted an exciting, full-day symposium, entitled, "Applying Science to Health Care Reform." The symposium featured a wide range of presentations, including keynote presentations by Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Dr. Brian Mittman, Director of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support.

CTSB Opening Celebration

April 8, 2011

ctsbThe University of Rochester Medical Center's new Clinical and Translational Building (CTSB) is the centerpiece of the CTSI's efforts to infuse fresh treatment and prevention insights into everyday patient care. This 200,000 square foot facility was funded, in large part, with $50 million in capital support from New York State. As one of the first buildings of its kind in the United States, the Clinical and Translational Science Building makes URMC a leader in applying biomedical research to improve not only our region's health, but also its economic vitality.

2011 CEIS University Technology Showcase

April 6, 2011

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS)* held its annual Technology Showcase on Wednesday, April 6th from 1pm to 6pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Rochester, NY. The theme for this year’s event was “Building an Innovation Economy in New York State." The Showcase provided a forum for participants from the business, academic, and government communities to learn about exciting new university research and technology, and to network with each other.

Dr. Jane Silverthorne (NSF) Campus Visit

February 15, 2011

Dr. Jane Silverthorne is the Deputy Division Director for Integrative Organismal Systems in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation. During her lecture, she provided a broad overview of current initiatives and activities at the NSF.

Biomarkers in Translational Research Symposium

October 28-29, 2010

The Biomarkers and Biorepositories in Translational Research Symposium was held at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry on October 28-29, 2010. The Symposium explored current opportunities and challenges in biomarker development and biobanking to address several disease areas. Various models of public-private partnerships designed to speed discovery and translational research were also discussed.

The event was co-sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Office of Research Alliances (ORA).

Energy Research Symposium

October 11, 2010

Energy for the 21st Century 2010 was the second symposium sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Energy Research Initiative. Distinguished speakers from industry, government laboratories and academia shared their vision and were available for interactions. Scientists and engineers from the University of Rochester presented their research in talks and posters, and were available for discussions. Small and large companies will also had the opportunity to exhibit their products and services throughout the day.

Seminar: Sustainable Ecosystem Nanotechnologies

April 13, 2010

John F. Elter, Ph.D., is the Empire Innovation Professor of Nanoengineering and the
Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Ecosystem Nanotechnologies at the
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany.
The Center for Sustainable Ecosystem Nanotechnologies at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany is a new organization whose mission is to apply nanotechnology to enable sustainable development. The seminar included an overview of the range of current research activities within the Center, as well a discussion of the unique opportunities for potential collaboration.

The seminar was sponsored by the Energy Research Initiative and the Office of Research Alliances.

Genomics and Translational Medicine Symposium

October 22-23, 2009

The Genomics and Translational Medicine Symposium was held at the University of Rochester on October 22-23, 2009. The Symposium focused on topics in genomics and medicine, and included speakers from academia, government, and the private sector. The meeting was designed to explore the promise and challenges associated with personalized medicine, building on the University’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award and the recently established Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Rochester.