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Friday evening, September 23: 4:30-7:30 pm, Welcome Reception, New Research Building, Harvard Medical School. Reception featuring HST faculty poster session. Alumni/ae are welcome to display their work and if interested, please contact us.

Saturday, September 24: New Research Building, Harvard Medical School
7:00-8:00   Light Continental Breakfast

Welcome -

Introductory Remarks -

  • Joseph B. Martin, MD PhD, Dean, Harvard Medical School
  • Steven E. Hyman, MD, Provost, Harvard University
  • L. Rafael Reif, PhD, Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:45-10:45   HST Impact–Translational Research: From Bench to Bedside
(Joseph Madsen, MD ’81, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital, Assoc. Prof. of Neurosurgery, HMS -moderator)
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine – George Daley, MD PhD ’91, Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Tissue Engineering – Mark Saltzman, PhD ’87, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Yale U
  • Genetic Basis of Human Disease – Vikas Sukhatme, MD PhD ’79, Dept. of Medicine, BIDMC, Professor of Medicine, HMS

(Leann Lesperance, MD PhD ’93,
’95, Research Assistant Professor, Binghamton University, NY- moderator)
  • Neuroscience – Jeffrey D. Macklis, MD ’84, Director, MGH-HMS Center for Nervous System Repair; Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Cardiology - Shaun Coughlin, MD ’82, Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI); Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology UCSF
  • Cancer - Barbara L. Smith, MD PhD ’83, MGH Cancer Center Gillette Center for Women's Cancers- Center for Breast Cancer

10:45-11:00   Break

11:00-12:00   HST Impact – Translational Education: From Boston to Beyond
(Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD ’99, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University - moderator)
  • Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD ’90, Stanley C. Moore Professor and Department Chair of Bioengineering, Rice University
  • Susan Voss, PhD ’98, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Picker Engineering Program, Smith College
  • George Wodicka, PhD '89, Professor and Head, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
12:00-1:30   Lunch featuring keynote speaker Farish A. Jenkins Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Professor of Anatomy, Health Sciences and Technology

1:45-2:45   HST Impact – Bringing Products to Market
(Chris Goh Bardon, MD ’98, Associate, MPM Capital- moderator)
  • Dennis Choi, MD ’78, EVP for Neuroscience at Merck Research Lab Merck & Co, Inc.
  • Shai Gozani, MD PhD ’94, Chairman and CEO, NeuroMetrix, Inc.
  • Joseph M. Smith, MD PhD '85 '87, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Guidant CRM

2:45-3:00   Break

3:00-4:00   HST Impact – Healthcare Policy – A Dialogue
(Zvi Ladin, PhD ' 85, Principal, Boston MedTech Advisors, Moderator)
  • Allan Detsky, MD ’78, Physician in Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, CA
  • Joanne M. Donovan, MD PhD 84, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Genzyme Drug Discovery and Development
  • Malvina Eydelman, MD '91, Senior Medical Advisor, Division of Ophthalmic and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
  • John M. Stelling, MD '91, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Department of Microbiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

4:00-6:00   Exhibition of HST Educational Programs and Research Centers (Domenica Karavitaki, PhD ’02, Research Fellow, Dept. of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School - organizer)

7:00pm   Evening Gala -- Sheraton, Boston, HST

Sunday, September 25: Closing Brunch, MIT Faculty Club