We launched in the spring of 2017 by developing venues for researchers, engineers, and data scientists from across therapeutics, diagnostics, and devices to find each other. Some great gatherings, and even fresh collaborations, have precipitated out of this process.

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Symposia

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Innovation in Research Symposium
Hosted by Fordham University Westchester 
October 26, 2017 • Click for More

Dr. Carla Romney of Fordham University hosted us, providing a beautiful location on the Fordham Westchester Campus. "Bringing together scientists, engineers, and clinicians from many companies and institutions is the best way to stimulate future research collaborations," says Dr. Romney.

Roundtables

Roundtable: Westchester Biotech Cluster Development 2
For Researchers, Developers, and Entrepeneurs
December 13, 2017 • Click for More

We invited participation to address the vibrant opportunities and significant challenges for life science research, engineering, and data science. Overall, our activities are designed to stimulate knowledge sharing and collaboration across the many silos of biomedical research, device development, and commercialization.

Roundtable: Building the Westchester Biotech Cluster 
Westchester County Industrial Development Agency
August 17, 2017 • Click for More

Discussion of Elements of a Healthy Biotech Cluster, with Gary Keller of Xomix.com. Hosted by our Community Partners at the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency.

Roundtable for Researchers
Westchester County Association
July 19, 2017 • Click for More
 
Our Roundtable for Researchers introduced scientist representatives from New York Medical College, Fordham University, Purchase College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, who shared their interests in stimulating communication across their institutions.

Webinars

Young Investigators Webinar Series:
Bench to Bedside - Taking Research to the Market

November 28, 2017 • Click for More and Recording
Presenter: Vinit Nijhawan, Managing Director, University Patent Monetization Program, UnitedLex and its subsidiary iRunway

An overview of the tech transfer field was presented. Topics discussed included challenges associated with the field and ways to increase success rates for an audience of researchers and organizations.

Young Investigators Webinar Series:
Effective Communication in Biomedical Research
Session 2 - Peer To Peer Communication

November 14, 2017 • Click for More
Presenter: Dr. Laura Green, Consortium Project Manager, Director's Office / Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Moderator: Dr. Doreen Badheka, Program Director, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers University

A collaboration with the Westchester Biotech Project, Rutgers Medical School,  & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
This session focused on interacting with other scientists in symposia, lab meetings, seminars, and thesis defense. Included is guidelines for effective presentations, ppt slides, and interaction.

Young Investigators Webinar Series: Effective Communication in Biomedical Research
Session 1 - Science Communication: General Concepts and Tips
May 24, 2017 • Click for More and Recording
Presenter: Dr. Laura Green, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center