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Biomedical Innovation Day

September 22, 2022 — 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join us for a day of conversation around industry partnerships, biomedical discovery and healthcare.

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8:30 am - Welcome: Wendy Rheault, PhD, President & CEO, RFUMS

8:35 am - Introduction and Meeting Goals: Ronald S. Kaplan, PhD, EVP Research, RFUMS and Vice-Dean Research, Chicago Medical School

8:50 am - Keynote: “The Role of Academic- Industry Partnerships in Biomedical Innovations”: Niels Emmerich, VP, Global Head Search and Evaluation, Abbvie (Centennial Conference Room)

9:20 - 10:50 am RFU (Centennial Conference Room) RFU Senior Faculty Track (15 minutes/faculty member and 5 minutes Q&A)

Moderator: Sandra Laney, Ph,D. - Walder Foundation - Walder Foundation Overview (10 minutes)

  • Rare Genetic Diseases and ASO Platform - Michelle Hasting, PhD
  • Calcium channel inhibitors for AD/TBI - Grace Stutzmann, PhD
  • Diabetic Ulcer Insole - Noah Rosenblatt, PhD/R. Crews, PhD
  • Biomarkers - Marc Glucksman, PhD

10:50 - 11:05 am Coffee Break

11:05 am - 12:35 pm New RFU Research Directions - Brain Diseases: (15 minutes/faculty member and 5 minutes Q&A) Room 122

Moderator: Andy Kidd, MD, President & CEO, Aptinyx - Aptinyx Overview

  • Holly Hunsberger, PhD - Center for Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Eun Jung Hwang, PhD - Stanson Toshok Center for Brain Function and Repair
  • Nicole Ferrara, PhD - Center for Neurobiology of Stress Resilience and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Monika Waszczuk, PhD - Psychology Department

12:35 - 1:20 pm Box Lunches & Networking - IRP Collaboration Zone - Centennial Conference Room

1:20 - 1:50 pm - (Centennial Conference Room) Keynote: “The Role of Midwest VC’s Funding New Biomedical Innovations”  - Paul Weiss, PhD, Venture Investors

1:50 pm - 2 pm - Horizon Therapeutics Overview - Joe Whalen, Senior Vice President, Alliance and International Business Development, Horizon Therapeutics - Centennial Conference Room (Room 120)

2 pm - 3:15 pm Company Tracks (10 minutes/company and 5 minutes Q&A)

  • Oncology - M. Rosen (Room 122)
    • Instil Bio
    • Enzyme-By-Design
    • Artec Biotech
    • BLR Bio
  • Infections Diseases/Allergens  - C. Cleary (Room 422)
    • AirAnswers
    • Covira Surgical
    • Everyplace Labs
  • Cardiovascular & Fibrotic Diseases & Fibromyalgia - J. Whalen (Centennial Conference Room)
    • BioLife 4D
    • Resuscitation Therapeutics
    • Targacell
    • Katz Diagnostics

3:15 - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:45 pm Track 5: New RFU Research Directions - Centennial Conference Room (Room 120)

Moderator: Michelle Hoffman, PhD Chicago Biomedical Consortium; CBC Overview

  • Wren Michaels, PhD - Center for Genetic Diseases
  • Rahul Vijay, PhD - Center for Cancer Cell Biology, Immunology and Infection
  • Christopher Connaboy, PhD - Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR)

4:45 pm - Closing Comments - Ronald S. Kaplan, PhD, EVP Research and Vice-Dean, Research, Chicago Medical School - Centennial Conference Room (Room 120)

5 - 5:30 pm - Tour of the IRP and Helix 51 - meet in Lobby of IRP