SINAInnovations 2015

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hosted its fourth annual SINAInnovations conference on October 27-28, 2015. This year's theme was "Digital Medicine." The conference included keynote addresses, short talks, lunchtime breakout sessions and demos in areas focusing on discoveries in material science, nanotechnologies and imaging; advances in genomics technologies; mobile application development and wearable technologies; cultivating how medicine and engineering interface and how advances in engineering are transforming medicine, biology, and global health.

Keynote Speakers

Linda Avey is co-founder of 23andMe, a company that provides personalized genetic reports online. Her current start-up is We Are Curious, an online platform where diverse data streams from multiple sources can be gathered, explored, analyzed, and shared.

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Atul Butte is the new Director of the recently founded Institute of Computational Health Sciences (ICHS) at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Butte earned his MD from Brown University, where he also trained in Computer Science.

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Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. He has more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research, and healthcare innovation.  He chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Founding Executive Director for Exponential Medicine.

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Diego Olego joined Philips in 1986 and during his career with Philips he has held several leadership positions in research, technology, and innovation management. Most recently, in April of 2012, Diego was appointed Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer.

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Gregory Sorensen is the Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Healthcare North America, charged with leading the USA organization and providing additional oversight for Canada.

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Event Organizers: Scott L. Friedman, Joel Dudley, Ashish Atreja, Kumar Chatani, and Deborah McGuinness

Additional Highlights

Our conference also featured opportunities for scholarly and social exchange, inspiration, and a little friendly competition. 

Trainee Forum and Networking Reception

This dynamic program was comprised of panels, didactic lectures, the first Sinai Young Innovators Pitch Competition, and networking reception, and developed exclusively for ISMMS students and postdoctoral trainees at the Mount Sinai Health System. 

Mount Sinai Innovation Awards

These new annual awards were created to recognize either individual or collaborative investigators in the Mount Sinai Health System whose research has the potential to make significant commercial or health impacts. The first-ever award recipient(s) were honored at this year’s conference.

SINAI Discoveries

This timeline showcases Mount Sinai Health System’s long history of groundbreaking firsts, from improved treatments for cancer to genetic engineering and biotechnology.