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These sessions are designed to facilitate cross talk and collaborative discussion between individuals with diverse expertise who may not have otherwise had an opportunity to connect. 

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Roundtable: Educators and Employers

Carla Romney, D.Sc., Associate Dean for STEM and Pre-health Education - Fordham University
Amy Allen, Vice President - Westchester County Association

We bring together curriculum influencers with regional employers to explore key skills and capabilities desired in the next generation of life science drug development, and diagnostics/device inventors. In light of major development across the biocluster, it's an important time to build upon the region's collaborative environment. The Roundtable informs initiatives to raise opportunity density for early career researchers, engineers, and data scientists.

Virtual Roundtable: Educators and Employers 2 • May 16, 2018 • More Information
Roundtable: Educators and Employers 1 • March 1, 2018 • More Information


Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster

Sarah Epifano, Business Development Director - Skanska USA
Patricia Ardigo, First Vice President - CBRE Life Sciences Group

Diverse players are necessary to drive opportunity density in the region -- developers, builders, real estate experts, tax and legal professionals, consultants, investors and more. This group is open to researchers who provide the excitement to inspire growth.

To a company we have heard that hiring scientists is a challenge, and by listening to their concerns it is clear that issues range from housing to lab space to transportation, government incentives, etc.

Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster 3 • March 6, 2018 • More Information
Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster 2 • December 13, 2017 • More Information
Roundtable: Building the Biotech Cluster 1 • August 17, 2017 • More Information


Roundtable for Researchers

Glen Prusky, Ph.D., Lab Director - Burke Medical Research Institute
Eileen Geoghegan, Ph.D., Research Fellow - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By gathering representatives from the academic, industry, government, hospital, and nonprofit sectors, the Roundtable for Researchers is unearthing existing studies in discovery and clinical trials. From our explorations it is clear that regional researchers are commonly partnering with national and international collaborators who may participate virtually.

Roundtable for Researchers 2 • April 25, 2018 • More Information
Roundtable for Researchers 1 • July 19, 2017 • More Information


Roundtable: Intellectual Property for the Life Sciences

Scott D. Locke, Esq., Partner & Chair, Intellectual Property Department - Dorf & Nelson
Christopher C. Palermo, Esq., Senior Counsel, Harris Beach

As a researcher, engineer, or data scientist entering the entrepreneurial world, it pays to understand the steps needed to protect your discovery or innovation. If gone about the wrong way, researchers will be unable to realize the value of the inventions into which they poured their energy, and unable to attract the funding that they need to bring their discovery to market. 

Timing is Everything, Virtual Roundtable: Intellectual Property 2 • July 10, 2018 • More Information
Roundtable: Intellectual Property for the Life Sciences 1 • April 24, 2018 • More Information


Investors Forum

Michael Welling, Co-founder,  Westchester Biotech Project 

The specific interests and concerns of investors in the life sciences -- including diagnostics, and devices
-- reflect the complexity and impact of biomedical research itself. This by-invitation Forum is a platform for sharing perspectives, addressing challenges that may be in common but express themselves in unique ways, and helping inform our initiatives.