MIT press event at the AAAS (Washington, D.C.) on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011: MIT to unveil major report on new model for scientific research
Leading MIT faculty, policy makers to speak about potential of “convergence” to transform science, healthcareOn Jan. 4, MIT scientists will join policymakers from the White House and the FDA to unveil a major report on convergence, a new model for scientific research that brings together the physical, life and engineering sciences. Convergence is a broad rethinking of how all scientific research can be conducted, and will mean the application of a whole new range of technologies and devices to healthcare, medicine, energy research and many other fields.
MIT speakers include
- Paula Hammond, MIT Professor of Chemical Engineering
- Robert Langer, Institute Professor
- Doug Lauffenburger, Head, MIT Bioengineering Department
- Tyler Jacks, Director of the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
- Phillip Sharp, Nobel Laureate
- Margaret Hamburg, FDA Commissioner
- Tom Kalil, Director for Policy, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
- Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
When: Tuesday, Jan. 4, Continental breakfast: 9 a.m.; program: 9:30-11:30 a.m.)
Where: AAAS Auditorium, 1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.
Please RSVP to: Patti Richards, MIT News Office