2015 Harrington Scientific Symposium
Third Annual Scientific Symposium
May 20 and 21, 2015
The third annual Harrington Scientific Symposium brought together physician-scientist inventors, pharmaceutical industry mentors, entrepreneurs, and scientific leaders to celebrate the transformation of medical discovery and the crucial role of physician-scientists.
The 2015 symposium opened with a keynote lecture from David Ginsberg, MD, James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine and Human genetics, member of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and member of the Harrington Discovery Institute Scientific Advisory Board.
Highlights of the scientific sessions include opening remarks on the importance of physician-scientists to medicine and society by Andrew Schafer, MD, Professor of Medicine in Hematology-Oncology and Director of the Richard T Silver Center, Weill Cornell Medical College. Presentations by the 2015 Harrington Scholars took place at the Cleveland Institute of Music in University Circle. Mukesh Jain, MD, Harrington Discovery Institute Scientific Director, and Daniel Simon, MD, President, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute moderated the sessions. Symposium events also featured remarks by: Thomas F. Zenty III, University Hospitals CEO; entrepreneur and philanthropist Ronald Harrington; and discussions of the Harrington Scholar experience by 2013 and 2014 Harrington Scholar-Innovators. A dinner honoring the Harrington Scholars was highlighted by remarks from Douglas Lowy, MD, Acting Director, National Cancer Institute and 2015 awardee of The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine.