Columbia Business School's New York alumni club hosted a panel about the movement toward building out the life sciences community in NYC on May 4th. Oddly, no jokes were made about Star Wars and no one wore cool socks like Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. But I digress. Wendy Diller, the moderator, selected just the right mix of speakers. Well, me, of course...but also...
What an honor to interview and learn from biopharmaceutical legend Dr. Roy Vagelos on April 18th. Thank you to my colleague Olivia Schum, director of The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, for inviting me to participate.
It was a treat being able to connect my marketing and healthcare lives at the BRITE '17 conference on March 7th. I led a discussion called Innovation in Healthcare: Lessons for All which focused on patient engagement.
Thanks to my friend Dr. Yves Duroseau, head of the Emergency Medicine Department at Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell, for inviting me to participate in the NYC Heart & Stroke Innovation Forum on March 2nd. I appeared on the Women in STEM panel with Misti Ushio, PhD, CEO of TARA Biosystems and Mary Howard, head of E-Labs. Dr. Judith Simmons, Managing Director for Healthcare at DDG, moderated the session.
This was my first Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference since becoming Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management program last September...I was privileged to lead a fireside chat on the Future of Healthcare Reform with two giants in the field: Nancy-Ann DeParle, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy to President Obama and ACA Architect and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, selected to lead the FDA by President Trump on March 10th!
This was the fourth annual investment forum hosted by NYCHBL, and my second as moderator. Thanks to our wonderful supporters at Grassi & Co., we held it at the posh Union League Club on February 8th and attracted our largest audience ever (145+). Joe Tomaino, principal at Grassi, and I co-led the event that featured top healthcare investors:
I am excited to once again chair the Medical Track at Inside 3D Printing New York on March 14th. We've confirmed an inspiring lineup of speakers and practitioners who are saving and improving lives by using 3D printing in innovative and awe-inspiring ways. We're also excited to announce a keynote from Oren Tepper, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, who recently made the news following a successful marathon surgery separating conjoined twins.
I was invited to join the Board of the Fund for Public Health in New York City in September. New York has a long history of leading the country in public health initiatives which makes me extremely excited to be part of this organization. The Fund incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by the Health Department to advance community health throughout the city.
What a great night we had honoring the first-ever Boldest Digital Health Influencers on September 20th at the fun and festive City Winery. Mike Cunnion, CEO of Remedy Health Media, and I, as president of NYC Health Business Leaders, presented the awards to seven amazing people who have made a difference in the digital health field. The awards were launched to recognize the hard work, achievements, and talents of individuals across four categories: Agency Guru, Rising Star, Brand Marketer and Patient Advocate. And the winners...