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Leading a New Era of DiscoveryNew York, November 18—19, 2014Stern Auditorium, 1468 Madison Avenue
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
7:30 - 8:15 am BREAKFAST / REGISTRATION
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.
9:05 - 10:30 am TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES — APPS, SOFTWARE AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
Introduction: 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
Breakthroughs in Neuromotor Function
Introduction: Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, Professor and Chair, Rehabilitation Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Miguel A. Nicolelis, Professor, Dept of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center
12:00 - 12:15 pm CLOSING REMARKS
Speaker: Dennis S. Charney
   

Event Days

Tuesday, November 18 Wednesday, November 19
About SINAInnovations 2014

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hosted its third annual SINAInnovations conference on November 18 - 19, 2014. This year's theme "Engineering and Medicine" included 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.

SINAInnovations 2014 Videos

Keynote Speakers

Eric J. Gertler

Eric J. Gertler serves as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the Center for Economic Transformation at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and aims to develop New York City's major business sectors by implementing policy and programmatic initiatives that address current issues faced by each industry, create good jobs, and promote entrepreneurship and economic diversification across the five boroughs.

Eric J. Gertler
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Center for Economic Transformation, New York City
Economic Development Corporation

Eric J. Topol

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
Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Jun Wang

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
Director, Dept. of Bioinformatics, BGI-Shenzhen

Miguel A. Nicolelis

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
Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center

Andrew Conrad

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
Director, Google[x]

Shirley A. Jackson

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
President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Benedetta Piantella

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

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