Trainee Forum and Networking Reception

For the third year in a row, SINAInnovations will offer a dynamic program developed uniquely for medical students, graduate students, residents and postdoctoral trainees.

Our program will begin with a panel of successful entrepreneurs who've pioneered novel innovations in medicine, followed by a lecture mini-series highlighting translational research at Sinai, and, the first-ever, Sinai Young Innovators Pitch Competition. The day will then conclude with a networking reception where trainees can meet professionals from a diverse array of healthcare companies.

All activities will take place at the Hess Center for Science & Medicine Conference Center, 2nd Floor. Attendance is free but space is limited and registration is required. We hope that you can join us!

View Trainee Forum Speaker Bios

Program Organizers: Brett Marinelli, MD candidate; Grace Miner, PhD candidate; Kathryn Harper, PhD candidate; Lauren Aguado, PhD candidate; Ryan O’Hanlon, PhD candidate; Dylan Assael, MD candidate; Ricky Joshi, Postdoctoral fellow; Genevieve Galarneau, Postdoctoral fellow

Sponsored by the Postdoc Executive Committee, Women in Science (WiS) and Sinai Biotech Association

Program Schedule

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Opening Panel – “Finding Success in Medical Innovation”
Davis Auditorium
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Joseph Mayer, CEO, Cureatr
  • Charlene Ngamwajasat, Digital Health Focus Writer for AlleyWatch and The Healthcare Blog
  • Dandan Xu, CSO, SolveBio
  • Jim Lebret, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation, New York University School of Medicine

3:40 – 5:00 pm: Young Innovators Pitch Challenge
Location: Davis Auditorium

3:40 – 5:00 pm: Translational Medicine at Sinai – “Bridging the Gap”
Location: Seminar Rooms A & B
Lead Moderator: Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Kristen Brennand, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

5:00 pm: Networking Reception
Our networking event is designed for students and postdocs to learn about exciting career paths from industry experts. Professionals will be seated at tables where they will discuss their respective fields and what their jobs entail. Students and postdocs will be able to circulate between the tables to network and explore a variety of careers involving science, technology and medicine. Light refreshments will be served.

Invites are extended to all speakers, judges, panelists, in addition to those contacted by WiS. However, we do ask that you confirm that space is available beforehand.