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By honoring researchers, engineers, and data scientists, we leverage regional convergence to place our community in the context of international breakthroughs for human health.

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Webinar - An Entrepreneur's Life: Creating, Developing, and Funding Startups in a University Setting
By the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2)
November 13
, 2018 - Register Here

The Academic Entrepreneurs (AEs) webinar series features students, faculty, researchers, alumni, and staff who have founded startups in their universities. Each webinar gives a firsthand look at the risks and rewards of building companies, the opportunities and support open to them in the university setting, the challenges of finding funding and investors to grow their companies, and how they succeeded or failed in sustaining the companies they created.

Increasing Patient Diversity in Clinical Trials
November 15
, 2018 - New York, NY
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Join JLABS @ NYC for a panel discussion that examines the need and pathway to creating diversity in their clinical trials. During this event, you’ll hear from a various leaders as they offer insights into their own experiences in this space and perspectives on how we can continue to move the needle in the right direction.

It has become imperative for companies in the health care space to ensure the inclusion of diverse populations in clinical trials as a representative part of the patient population. Companies guaranteeing diverse trail across the board in products, drugs and medical devices trials allows for a greater potential to for affective medical interventions. Diabetes, for example, disproportionately affects Hispanics and African Americans: a company manufacturing a drug to address diabetes should ensure they have an accurate representation of the affected populations in their clinical trials to ensure efficacy and safety of their product.

2018 Women in Business Awards
By 914INC.
November 15
, 2018 - DoubleTree by Hilton, Tarrytown, NY
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Westchester County's premier business quarterly, 914INC. Magazine, proudly celebrates Westchester's Most Accomplished Women in Business. Every year, our cover story for 914INC.'s Q4 issue highlights the most enterprising and successful businesswomen in the county, and then we honor them at a special luncheon where you can meet them and learn from their successes.

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Benefit: Stephanie’s Punch now on Sale at Rafele Rye & Rafele NYC
A benefit for the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
Until November 15, 2018
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From now until Nov. 15, Rafele Rye in Rye is serving Stephanie's Punch, a special cocktail made of Ketel One Grapefruit & Rose, grenadine, Campari, honey, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and chai tea.

A portion of proceeds from the $15 drink will benefit the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center where 20-year-old Stephanie Gabaud is a patient. The drink is named for Gabaud. more

NEXT 2018
November 15
, 2018 - Liverpool, NY
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It all starts here. Our dynamic program boasts two world-class keynotes as well as interactive workshops on Law & Commercialization, Manufacturing Excellence and Biotech Innovation. Get a first-hand look at NEXT generation opportunities, discoveries and products at our Technology Showcase. And stick around for our Networking Reception to connect with other Central New York companies, researchers, manufacturers and investors.

13th Annual New England Venture Summit
December 12, 2018 - Randolph, MA
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Register using Discount Code WBPVIP

The 13th annual New England Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new deals, or founder and/or CEO of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, The 2018 New England Venture Summit is one event you won't want to miss.

AUTM 2019 Annual Meeting
February 10-13
, 2019 - Austin, TX
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AUTM’s Annual Meeting is the year's signature tech transfer event where professionals from around the world meet to network, make deals and gain valuable insights from world-class speakers and  panels.

AUTM is the non-profit leader in efforts to educate, promote and inspire professionals to support the development of academic research that changes the world and drives innovation forward. Our community is comprised of more than 3,000 members who work in more than 800 universities, research centers, hospitals, businesses and government organizations around the globe.

ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals) 2019
April 12-15, 2019 - Nashville, TN
Proposal Deadline: August 10, 2018
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Help advance the clinical research community by sharing best practices, case studies, practical tips and expertise at ACRP 2019. Submit your proposal to speak and be recognized as a leader, raise your professional profile, and expand your network.Session proposals are sought for one-hour breakout sessions, two-hour ‘masters series’ sessions, four-hour pre-conference workshops, and eight-hour workshops.

ACRP 2019 brings the clinical research community together to learn, connect and explore opportunities to improve operations. Here are a few other highlights of what's in store for 2019:

  • 60 Educational Sessions Designed to Improve Operations and Build Professional Competence

  • 125+ Thought Leaders and Session Presenters

  • 1,200+ Members of the Clinical Research Community

  • 100+ Leading-Edge Suppliers and Solutions Providers


Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian, New York Medical College Health Sciences Library
Valhalla, NY
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The Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian provides leadership in activities pertaining to use of historical materials, exhibits and historical lectures, maintenance of archives, and digitization and preservation in the Health Sciences Library. The Archivist has overall responsibility for the administration and management of the institutional documents and photos that are maintained by the university and providing reference and research service to the university community on the use of archival materials. This position reports directly to the Library Director.

Research Services Librarian, New York Medical College Health Sciences Library
Valhalla, NY
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Reporting to the Associate Director, USER Services, the Research Services Librarian designs and delivers reference and research services and identifies and promotes effective new technologies for communication and service delivery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to expert searching, reference services (in-house and remote), technical support, web content delivery, participation on systematic review teams, data support, evidence based practice of librarianship. instruction and outreach; and special projects, assigned liaison responsibilities with academic departments, and partnering with University researchers. The incumbent is expected to participate in varied aspects of the library’s operations through work on committees.

News and Articles

Advisory Board Member Amy Allen to be Honored at the 2018 Women in Business Awards
Hosted by 914INC.
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In her job, Amy Allen talks to a lot of people. Language, in fact, is an important part of her background. “I was a foreign-language major, and I was in international business earlier in my career. I think language is so tied in with culture,” she says.

Communication is critical in her highly visible role, which focuses on building the economic viability of the region. Before being promoted to vice president in 2015, Allen served as the WCA’s managing director for advocacy and international business, during which time she... more

Marist College, Health Quest to create medical school in Poughkeepsie
September 12
, 2018
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Marist College and Health Quest are teaming up to create a medical school, a move the organizations say will change the health care, economic and educational landscape of the mid-Hudson Valley.

The Marist Health Quest School of Medicine would be the first MD-granting college between Albany and Westchester.

Officials say it will help meet a significant demand for physician education, bring high paying jobs to the area, attract top doctors and provide residents with greater access to high-quality healthcare close to home… more

Plan Calls for Conversion of IBM Somers Campus to STEM School
, 2018
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A plan was presented to the Somers Town Board on Thursday evening that if approved would involve the adaptive reuse of the 1.2-million-square-foot former and now vacant IBM campus here into a STEM high school geared at attracting top students from across the country.

Evergreen Ridge, LLC of Stamford, CT, headed by principal Tim DiScipio, presented its initial plans to the Somers officials that call for significant interior renovations to the five-building complex to convert it into a school for grades 9-12 that would focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), as well as the arts. Evergreen officials say the firm hopes to open the school for its first class in the fall of 2020.

Antonio Biancardi's company, DataForm Software, migrates to Microsoft Azure
Antonio is on our Board of Directors
August 29, 2018
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Recently recognized by CIO Magazine as a leader in corporate finance technology, DataForm Software ( announces the migration of its flagship cloud-based product Planet Life Cycle – a robust work management application – to Microsoft Azure. Planet is a team-centric, enterprise work management system that merges strategic and financial planning with execution.

FDA Public Workshop: “Development of Non-Traditional Therapies for Bacterial Infections."
August 26
, 2018
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The Food and Drug Administration held a public workshop entitled “Development of Non-Traditional Therapies for Bacterial Infections." Two companies were invited by FDA to provide industry perspectives, Contrafect and Merck, the two leaders in the industry  developing Non-Traditional Therapies for Bacterial Infections. 

Target Health’s Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Mary Shatzoff, had the privilege of joining Contrafect’s Chief Medical Officer, Cara Cassino, and Executive Director of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Alena Jandourek. Dr. Cassino delivered an exciting summary of the progress Contrafect has made with their development program for CF-301 (exebacase). The workshop was a tremendous success and the FDA has agreed to continue these initiatives to advance this important work.

NJII Health IT Connections enters 9th round
August 24
, 2018
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New Jersey Innovation Institute, an NJIT corporation, has helped more than 90 companies through its Health IT Connections program and now, NJII is putting out the call for new applicants.

Entering its fifth year, Health IT Connections works to grow the industry through the support of growth-stage health IT entrepreneurs via training, mentoring and building connections to new customers, strategic partners and suppliers.