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Michael Porter, Janet Woodcock, Peter Senge Among Speakers at Inaugural Innovation in Healthcare Symposium
Date:1/19/2011

translational research, global health, and support for young investigators.

Panel #2: The Biology Gap: Addressing the Productivity of Biomedical Research

Peter Sorger, Ph.D. – Harvard Medical School, MIT  

Peter Sorger, a Professor of Systems Biology at the Harvard Medical School, holds a joint appointment in MIT's Department of Biological Engineering and Center for Cancer Research. Dr. Sorger is currently Chair of the Cell Structure and Function (CSF) study section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Director of the NIH-National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Cell Decision Processes (CDP) Center for Systems Biology.

Janet Woodcock, M.D. – Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Dr. Woodcock has led many of the FDA's drug initiatives. She introduced the concept of risk management as a new approach to drug safety and leads the 'Pharmaceutical Quality for the 21st Century Initiative.' In 2004, Dr. Woodcock introduced the FDA's 'Critical Path Initiative,' which is designed to move medical discoveries from the laboratory to consumers more efficiently.

Tawanda Gumbo, M.D. - Associate Professor, Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas

Prior to his appointment with Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Gumbo was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Albany Medical College and attending physician in Infectious Diseases at Albany Medical Center. He has conducted research in Zimbabwe and published numerous scientific papers on AIDS and other infectious diseases.

Gustavo Stolovitzky, Ph.D. - Manager, Functional Genomics and Systems Biology, IBM Computational Biology Center

Gustavo Stolovitzky is a Fellow of the NY Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, an adjunct Associate Professo
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