Events in March 2013

  • March 1, 2013

    arrow-rightCharles Fried on Evidence as a Public Good

    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Vorenberg Classroom, Langdell 225, Harvard Law School

    Charles Fried on Evidence as a Public Good

    1:00-2:00pm
    Vorenberg Classroom, Langdell 225, Harvard Law School

    We hear a lot about the conflict between use of an individual's information for the public good and that individual's privacy concerns. In this talk organized by PFC Academic Fellow Michelle Meyer, Charles Fried, Beneficial Professor of Law at Harvard, will examine the deeper conflict that arises when an individual is used to generate information-public or private-in the first place. Professor Fried will thus revisit some of the foundational questions that animated his groundbreaking 1974 book, Medical Experimentation: Personal Integrity and Social Policy

    With support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann fund 

     

  • March 1, 2013

    arrow-rightTaming the Beast: How do we fix our ailing health care system?

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Armenise Amphitheater 200 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02115

    Taming the Beast:
    How do we fix our ailing health care system?

    A conversation with David Goldhill, author of
    Catastrophic Care:
    How American Health Care Killed
    My Father — and How We Can Fix It

    Join Dean Jeffrey S. Flier as he welcomes author David Goldhill. Mr. Goldhill will be interviewed by Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Professor of Health Policy, HSPH.

    Friday, March 1, 4-5 p.m.
    Armenise Amphitheater
    200 Longwood Ave.
    Boston, MA 02115

  • March 6, 2013

    arrow-rightTutorial: Introduction to the Design of Cluster Randomization Trials

    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Location: HSPH, Kresge Room 212

    Tutorial:  Introduction to the Design of Cluster Randomization Trials

    Instructor:  Allan Donner, Ph.D., FRSC, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario;  Director, Biometrics, Robarts Research Institute

    Date:  Wednesday, March 6, 10:30am-12:30pm

    Location:  HSPH, Kresge Room 212

    To register please email: agallant@hsph.harvard.edu

    Co-sponsored by Harvard Catalyst Statistics and the Department of Global Health and Population

  • March 6, 2013

    arrow-rightPersonalized Medicine Patenting

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Austin Hall 111, Harvard Law School

    Personalized Medicine Patenting

     

    March 6, 2013

    12-1:30pm
    Austin Hall 111, Harvard Law School

    Pharmaceutical researchers pursue medical treatment and diagnostic methods to target diseases specific to certain demographic groups.  Such pursuit is often motivated by commercialization through patenting.  Are these research innovations a solution to orphan diseases?  Or do they foster a culture of niche, designer medicine? 

    This lecture, based on the recently published book "Identity, Invention, and the Culture of Personalized Medicine Patenting" (Cambridge 2012), by Professor Shubha Ghosh of the University of Wisconsin Law School, examines these questions through discussion of BiDil, the first drug FDA approved specifically for the African-American population; Myriad's patented diagnostic method for identifying breast cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women; Prometheus' patent for treating Crohn's Disease (invalidated by the Supreme Court in 2012 in an infringement suit by Prometheus against the Mayo Clinic); and other provocative examples at the intersection of patent and health law.

    Professor Benjamin Roin, Heiken Assistant Professor in Patent Law at Harvard and Petrie-Flom Center Faculty co-Director, will serve as discussant.

    Lunch will be served.  Open to the public.

     

    Contact petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu with questions.

    http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/petrie-flom/events/index.html

  • March 6, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Current Issues in the Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials

    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Location: HSPH, FXB G12

    Seminar:  Current Issues in the Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials

    Speaker:  Allan Donner, Ph.D., FRSC, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario;  Director, Biometrics, Robarts Research Institute

    Date:  Wednesday, March 6, 2:30-4:00pm

    Location:  HSPH, FXB G12

     

    Co-sponsored by Harvard Catalyst Statistics and the Depepartment of Global Health and Population

  • March 12, 2013

    arrow-rightBRI Innovation Grand Rounds

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Breakout Room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    The BWH Biomedical Research Institute's Technology Innovation Program presents:

    Medical Robotics Innovation

    Date: Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 12

    Time:  4:00-6:00 PM

    Venue: Shapiro Breakout Room

    Please click here to register for March 12

    Practicing Innovation Series: “Medical Robotics Innovation” featuring Dr. Pierre DuPont, PhD and Dr. Conor Walsh, PhD

    This month the BWH BRI Innovation Grand Rounds Seminar Series is focusing on Practicing Innovation, specifically “Medical Robotics Innovation.” The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th from 4-5:30 PM in the Shapiro Breakout Room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  More information and required registration can be found online. http://www.brighamandwomens.org/research/centers/innovation/grand_rounds.aspx?sub=0

     

  • March 13, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Sequential Analysis Applied to Comparative Effectiveness

    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: HSPH, FXB G12

    Seminar:  Sequential Analysis Applied to Comparative Effectiveness

    Speaker: Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D., Professor and biostatistician, Department of Population Medicine,
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 3:30-5:00pm, reception 5:00-5:30pm
    Location: HSPH, FXB G12

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  • March 23, 2013

    arrow-rightInsightMerck - Bridging careers in academic medicine and industry

    Time: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: MERCK RESEARCH LABORATORIES (33 AVE. LOUIS PASTEUR, BOSTON)

    Interested in learning more about drug discovery? Curious about the role of clinician scientists in the pharmaceutical industry?

     

    MERK invites you to a discussion with senior scientific leaders who have bridged careers in academic medicine and industry

     

    When: MARCH 23, 2013 (8AM - 12PM)

    Where: MERCK RESEARCH LABORATORIES (33 AVE. LOUIS PASTEUR, BOSTON)

     

    PLEASE RSVP TO: MEGAN.LAMB@MERCK.COM

     

    Michael Rosenblatt, M.D.

    EVP/Chief Medical Officer, Merck

    Former Dean, Tufts Medical School

    Gary Gilliland, M.D.

    SVP/Head, Oncology Franchise, Merck

    Former Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Dana Farber

    Michael Mendelsohn, M.D.

    SVP/Head, Cardiovascular Franchise, Merck

    Former Chief Scientific Officer, Tufts Medical Center

    Gary O’Neil, Ph.D.

    Head, Boston Site, Merck

    Former Head of Biology, Merck-Frost Canada

    Sachin H. Jain, M.D., M.B.A.

    Chief Medical Information & Innovation Officer, Merck

    Lecturer in Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

  • March 28, 2013

    arrow-rightHSPH Dept. of Global Health Brown Bag Seminar: Mixed Methods: State of the Art

    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: HSPH Bldg 1 Room 1208

    Mixed Methods: State of the Art

    HSPH Dept. of Global Health Brown Bag Seminar, March 28, 12:30-1:30, HSPH Bldg 1 Room 1208

    Dr. John Creswell, Visiting Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, will present a lecture on the basics of mixed methods research for both the novice and more experienced researcher.  He will describe the major characteristics of a mixed methods study and provide an overview of the recent technological developments in the field, especially in the last ten years, with a focus on basic and advanced designs. He will also explore some of the initiatives underway to enhance the use of mixed methods in the social and health sciences.  This event is sponsored by the Community Health Innovation and Research Program of Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center and the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard School of Public Health.

  • March 28, 2013

    arrow-rightBRI Seminar: Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: New Insights into Disease Pathogenesis

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: BWH Shapiro Board Room

    The BRI Translational Genomics seminar series sponsored by the BWH Genomics Center will bring together researchers and clinicians at BWH to discuss the latest findings in genomics and their application to clinical practice.

     

    Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy:  New Insights into Disease Pathogenesis

    Thursday, March 28
    5:00-6:00 PM

    Jeffrey E. Saffitz, MD, PhD,

    Mallinckrodt Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School,

    Chair, Dept of Path BIDMC       

    Register online by clicking here

    All are welcome! CME credits available. Light dinner will be served.

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/centers/Human_Genetics/seminar_series.aspx?sub=1

  • March 28, 2013

    arrow-rightHealth & Sciences Track: University Licensing 101 with Ben Schlatka of MC-10

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: 125 Western Avenue Boston, MA 02163

    Health & Sciences Track: University Licensing 101 with Ben Schlatka of MC-10

     

    You want to commercialize your thesis. Or perhaps you have met a dynamic technical co-founder focused on an existing problem. Either way you will need to license the core Intellectual property from the University. The right IP licenses can make the difference in raising capital for your company and its valuation. They also can help or impede your early commercialization efforts with partners. This will be a discussion & live case study format where we will cover key principles, sample term sheets and negotiation strategies from founders who have done it. We will dissect a live example from Harvard’s Office of Technology Development and conduct a mock negotiation.

    When: March 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Where: Harvard Innovation Lab
    125 Western Avenue
    Boston, MA 02163

    Sponsor: Harvard Innovation Lab: http://ilab.harvard.edu/