Life Sciences Week is Back: May 13 – May 17

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance leaders and researchers will be taking to the stage and the judge’s table during Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week. Last year team members discussed the journey from idea to commercialization. Don’t miss your chance to hear Alliance team members share their expertise on biomedical research, big data genomics, and more!

 

2019’s Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week will be taking place in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17. This year’s event is organized by InnovatePGH, the public-private partnership, born from the 2017 Brookings Institution study, to accelerate Pittsburgh’s growth as a global destination for technology-based economic activity. Compared to prior years, this year’s event is also aiming to incorporate more AI and machine learning conversations, as well as including more investment and startup events.

Don’t miss your chance to hear Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance leaders and researchers in the events below.

 

Driving Biomedical Research with AI and Robotics

Tuesday, May 14 | The Oaklander Hotel
1:00PM – 1:45PM

The explosion in machine learning and artificial intelligence methodologies has already affected many fields, and has promise to significantly impact biomedical research. Dr. Rob Hartman and panelists will discuss how this is happening in diverse areas such as automating laboratory instruments, identifying novel antibiotics, and developing rehabilitative technology.

Panelists:

  • Mark Collins, Vice President of Innovation and Strategy, Helomics (Moderator)
  • Robert Murphy, Department Head, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Hosein Mohimani, Assistant Professor, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Rob Hartman, Senior Manager, Business Development, UPMC Enterprises

 

Carl Kingsford bio photo 

Computational Innovation Needs for Big Data Genomics

Tuesday, May 14 | The Oaklander Hotel
2:00PM – 2:45PM

Center for Machine Learning and Health’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Carl Kingsford, will join Dr. Jian Ma, lead researcher on the funded project Phylogenetic Models for Predicting Cancer Progression to discuss big data, tumor genomes, and more.

Panelists:

  • Robert Murphy, Department Head, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University (Moderator)
  • Carl Kingsford, Associate Professor, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jian Ma, Assistant Professor, Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, Assistant Professor, Department of Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh

 

 

Pediatric Health Innovation

Tuesday, May 14 | The Oaklander Hotel
3:15PM – 4:00PM

Center for Commercial Applications Co-Director Dr. Don Taylor and panelists will highlight some of the unique challenges faced in commercializing medical products targeted at “small” patient populations, dive into the recently awarded Pennsylvania Pediatric Device Consortium (PPDC) as a federally-funded means to address some of those challenges, and shine a spotlight on Pitt and Children’s researchers, as well as partners from Industry, who are actively driving their innovations towards clinical and commercial impact.

Panelists:

  • Don Taylor, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Translation, University of Pittsburgh
  • Sarah Palya, Founder and CEO, Gus Gear LLC
  • Maureen Mulvihill, President and CEO, Actuated Medical, Inc
  • Rachel Berger, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh

 

Joe Marks bio photo

AI and Robotics Venture Fair

Thursday, May 16 | CMU Tepper School of Business
8:00AM – 12:00PM

Center for Machine Learning and Health Director Dr. Joe Marks will be serving as judge for the AI and Robotics Venture Fair. The one-day event parallels Life Sciences Week and is organized by Carnegie Mellon University and one of the top seed investors in the country, Innovation works. The day will showcase some the region’s most exciting artificial intelligence and robotics startups.

For more information on Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week, visit their website.