Careers & Connections

The 2017 SINAInnovations Careers & Connections (formerly the Trainee Forum and Networking Reception) is highly interactive and tailored specifically for graduate and medical students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows. The program starts with a series of breakout sessions and concludes with a networking reception where trainees meet professionals from a variety of industries and learn about available resources for entrepreneurs.

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Program Schedule

4:00pm - 5:00pm   Confronting Cancer: A Case Study

Attendees will learn about current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of cancer, limitations in clinical practice, innovations in research into personalized cancer therapeutics, and the impact of socioeconomic factors on perpetuating health disparities from a panel of expert investigators and healthcare professionals.

4:00pm - 5:00pm   Alternative Career - Science Communication and Management

Executive panelists working in pharmaceutical, publication, and non-profit industry will discuss career avenues for scientists in Medical Science Liaison (MSL), scientific publication, and research management.

4:00pm - 5:00pm   Alternative Career - Biotech and Entrepreneurship

Career avenues in development of early stage research to successful clinical products will be discussed with panelists working in entrepreneurship, business development, strategic consulting, and alliance management.

5:00pm - 6:30pm   Networking Reception


Our Sponsors

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, we are deeply invested in cultivating the next generation of scientists and health professionals who make a profound impact on human health, locally and globally.

Mount Sinai Innovation Partners

We Facilitate The Real-World Application And Commercialization Of Mount Sinai Health System Discoveries And The Development Of Research Partnerships.


Program Organizers: Shuang Wang (Sammi), Post-doctoral fellow; Sandhya Chandrasekaran, MD/PhD candidate; Bisrat Woldmichael, Post-doctoral fellow; Nabila Founounou, Post-doctoral fellow; Grace Miner PhD candidate; Sashank Karri, PhD candidate; Shaheen Ensanyat, Master’s Student

Event Hosts: Postdoc Executive Committee, Sinai Biotech Association