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Leading a New Era of DiscoveryNew York, November 18—19, 2014Stern Auditorium, 1468 Madison Avenue
8:30 - 9:00 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Medicine of Tomorrow is Here Today
Introduction: Patricia Kovatch, Associate Dean for Scientific Computing, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Andrew Conrad, Director, Google [x], Google, Inc.
Moderator: Deborah McGuinness, Senior Constellation Professor, Cognitive Science Dept, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
9:05 - 9:25 am Jay M. Tenenbaum, Founder and Chairman, Cancer Commons
9:25 - 9:45 am Gustavo Stolovitzky, Program Director, Translational Systems Biology and Nanobiotechnology, IBM Computational Biology Center
9:45 - 10:05 am Myshkin T.D. Ingawale, Co-founder, Biosense Technologies
10:05 - 10:25 am Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Director, Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:30 - 10:55 am BREAK
11:00 - 11:30 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Cultivating the Engineering / Medicine Interface Introduction: Dennis S. Charney
Speaker: Shirley A. Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
11:30 - 12:00 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Engineering and Medicine to Improve Global Health
Introduction: Annetine Gelijns, Professor and Chair, Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Benedetta Piantella, Co-founder, T4D Lab; Faculty, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University
12:00 - 12:15 pm CLOSING REMARKS
Speaker: Kenneth L. Davis

Event Days

Tuesday, November 18 Wednesday, November 19
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SINAInnovations 2014

November 18 - 19, 2014
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is hosting its third annual SINAInnovations conference. This year's theme "Engineering and Medicine" will include keynote addresses, short talks, lunchtime breakout sessions and demos in areas focusing on breakthroughs 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.

Come back Nov. 18th and Nov. 19th for the live Webcast of SINAInnovations

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Keynote Speakers

Kyle E. Kimball

Kyle E. Kimball serves as President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and leads continued efforts to position New York City as the global center for innovation and to increase economic empowerment and mobility for all New Yorkers.

Kyle E. Kimball
President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Eric J. Topol, MD

Eric J. Topol, MD, is a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular medicine whose groundbreaking research on genomic and wireless innovative digital technologies is reshaping the future of medicine. A practicing cardiologist who has led many worldwide clinical trials for patients with heart disease, Dr. Topal was voted the 'Most Influential Physician Executive' in the US in 2012 in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare.

Eric J. Topol, MD
Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Jun Wang, PhD

Jun Wang, PhD, is the Director of BGI (previously known as the Beijing Genomics Institute). He was instrumental in the 1999 founding and growth of BGI's Bioinformatics Department, which is now widely recognized as one of the world's premier research facilities committed to excellence in genome sciences.

Jun Wang, PhD
Director, Dept. of Bioinformatics, BGI-Shenzhen

Miguel A. Nicolelis, MD, PhD

Miguel A. Nicolelis, MD, PhD, has dedicated his career to investigating how the brains of freely behaving animals encode sensory and motor information. In addition to his role as Professor at the Duke School of Medicine, he is the founder of Duke's Center for Neuroengineering, the Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute for Neuroscience of Natal, and the Walk Again Project.

Miguel A. Nicolelis, MD, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center

Andrew Conrad, PhD

Andrew Conrad, PhD, oversees a number of "moonshot" projects at Google[x] and provides overall guidance on various scientific and hardware products and research. Previously, he was Chief Scientific Officer of Laboratory Corporation of America (LapCorp). He is the co-founder of the National Genetics Institute where he served as Chief Scientific Officer. He also founded the California Health and Longevity Institute (CHLI).

Andrew Conrad, PhD
Director, Google[x]

Shirley A. Jackson, PhD

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD, is the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest technological research university in the United States. Described by Time magazine as "perhaps the ultimate role model for women in science," Dr. Jackson, a theoretical physicist, has held senior leadership positions in government, industry, research, and academe.

Shirley A. Jackson, PhD
President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Benedetta Piantella, MPS

Benedetta Piantella, MPS, is a designer turned humanitarian technologist who has built partnerships worldwide through her projects. She has taught Lego robotics, worked for Arduino in Italy,and Smart Design in NYC, producing interactive prototypes for high-end clients. She founded two engineering research and development companies focused on producing sustainable solutions to humanitarian, social, and environmental challenges.

Benedetta Piantella, MPS
Co-Founder, T4D Lab; Faculty, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University