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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

Introduction: Philip J. Landrigan, Dean for Global Health; Profession and Chair, Preventive Medicine; Professor, Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Rear Admiral Scott P. Moore, Deputy Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, United States Navy
Team Science in Academic Medical Centers and Pharma

Moderator: Bhaven N. Sampat, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
Noshir Contractor, Professor and Director, SONIC Research Group, Northwestern University
Laura A. Demopoulos, Executive Director, Discovery Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline
Jonathan S. Dordick, Vice President for Research; Howard P. Iserman Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Anja König, Managing Director, Novartis Venture Fund
Peter K. Smith, Division Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
10:30 - 10:55 am BREAK
11:00 - 11:30 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Introduction: Deepak Vashishth,Director, Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Speaker: Gary S. May, Dean, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:30 - 12:00 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Introduction: Patricia Kovatch, Associate Dean for Scientific Computing; Senior Faculty, Genetics and Genomic Sciences; Senior Faculty, Structural and Chemical Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Sara Diamond, President, OCAD University
12:00 - 12:15 pm CLOSING REMARKS

Kenneth L. Davis

Event Days

Monday, November 18 Tuesday, November 19


Conference Description

The explosive growth in new technologies and concepts driving innovation in the biomedical sciences increasingly requires scientists to work in teams to maximize success.

"Team Science" will be the focus of this year's SINAInnovations Conference. Leaders in medicine, engineering, design, the performing arts, the military and professional sports will reveal their secrets to cultivating teamwork. These experts will highlight team-based success stories including the ENCODE Database, SAGE Bionetworks, and DARPA, and will emphasize how to enhance and reward teamwork in any sphere, including academic medical centers, as well as the biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

SINAInnovations will be held on November 18-19, 2013 at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

About SINAInnovations

This year's program, to be held November 18-19, 2013, will highlight the power of Team Science, which is a key ingredient to accelerating progress and spurring creativity as we advance our culture of innovation and discovery.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has embarked upon an ambitious and unprecedented effort to redefine how innovation is taught, incentivized and facilitated within an Academic Medical Center.

The SINAInnovations event is free and open all Mount Sinai trainees, faculty and staff, as well as faculty and trainees from other academic medical centers, and biomedical industry professionals.

Keynote Speakers

Michael M. Crow

Michael M. Crow, PhD became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University in 2002. He is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation's leading public metropolitan research universities, an institution combining academic excellence, inclusiveness, and societal impact-a model he terms the "New American University."

Michael M. Crow
President, Arizona State University

Rear Admiral Scott P. Moore

Rear Adm. Scott P. Moore has commanded at every level of Naval Special Warfare; from platoon, assault squadron, and SEAL Team, to commander, Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Additionally, he commanded a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan for several years.

Rear Admiral Scott P. Moore
Deputy Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, United States Navy

Gary S. May

Gary S. May, PhD is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In that capacity, he serves as the chief academic officer of the college and provides leadership to over 400 faculty members and to more than 13,000 students. His creative approach to science education is resonating across institutions of higher learning throughout the US and abroad.

Gary S. May
Dean, College of Engineering, Georgia Tech

Sara Diamond

Sara Diamond, PhD is the President of OCAD University, Canada's "university of the imagination". While retaining OCAD University's traditional strengths in art and design, Diamond has guided the university in becoming a leader in digital media, design research and curriculum through the Digital Futures Initiative, new research in Inclusive Design, health and design, as well as in sustainable technologies and design.

Sara Diamond
President, Ontario College of Art and Design