Institutional Models to Promote Tech Transfer and Private Sector Partnerships: Winners of the 2018 AAMC Innovation Award Webinar - October 22
Includes a Live Event on 10/22/2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
This webinar will feature presentations from the three recipients of the 2018 AAMC Innovations in Research and Research Education Award, developed in collaboration with the GREAT Group and GRAND leadership. The primary goal of this year’s awards program is to highlight innovative institutional models to promote tech transfer, entrepreneurship, and research or research education partnerships with the private sector.
The three award-winning projects will be presented by:
First Prize Winner: Women in Innovation and Technology (WIT), Washington University in St. Louis, Nichole Mercier, PhD
Second Prize Winner: Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Undergraduate and Post-graduate Students, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Nancy Gray, PhD
Third Prize Winner: SINAInnovations, Sparking an Innovation Ecosystem, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Scott L. Friedman, MD
Nichole Mercier, PhD
Managing Director, Office of Technology Management, Washington University in St. Louis
Nichole Mercier, PhD is the Managing Director of OTM at Washington University, where her role is to lead the office, provide strategic guidance for creating innovative partnerships, and balance transactional efficiency of their licensing activities and material transfers. Prior to her current role, she led OTM’s outreach and education relating to technology transfer and innovation at the university.
Nancy Gray, PhD
Director, UAMS BioVentures; Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Nancy Gray came to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 2015 to lead BioVentures, the technology commercialization office and startup incubator for UAMS. Since then, she has founded several entrepreneurship training programs and continues to lead these programs as an educator and entrepreneurship mentor. Additionally, she serves as the UAMS Satellite Director of the FFMI fastPACE Program for health science innovators.
Scott L. Friedman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Friedman is the Dean for Therapeutic Discovery and Chief of the Division of Liver Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In his role as Dean since 2012, he has overseen the growth of an innovation ecosystem, sparking a new culture that has greatly expanded the scope of innovation activities throughout the institution. Before coming to the Icahn School of Medicine, Dr. Friedman was a faculty member at UCSF for ten years.