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Event today: BWH BRI Innovation Grand Rounds, “Practicing Innovation: Building Successful Collaborations with Industry”

October 8, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Biomedical Research Institute Innovation Grand Round Series hopes to promote broad perspective dialogue on opportunities and approaches relevant to innovation at BWH, provide tutorials/workshops on practical matters in medical innovation and build a community of clinicians and scientists interested in translatable technologies and health care innovation.
Featured Speakers:

Frank David, MD, PhD, AstraZeneca

Elezar Edelman, MD, PhD, BWH, MIT

Frank David, MD, PhD is a life sciences strategist at the intersection of business, clinical medicine and basic science.  He has expertise in disease area strategy, portfolio prioritization and modeling, communications, and business development / alliance strategy.  He has broach scientific, medical and commercial expertise across therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, with deep knowledge of oncology.

Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D., is the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at MIT, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Attending Physician in the coronary care unit at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He and his laboratory have pioneered basic findings in vascular biology and the development and assessment of biotechnology. Dr. Edelman directs the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center (BMEC), dedicated to applying the rigors of the physical sciences to elucidate fundamental biologic processes and mechanisms of disease. BMEC programs span a wide range of disciplines, with its resources made available to investigators from MIT and Harvard.

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.

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