Innovation Engagement Speaker Series
Thomas Jefferson University values the health of our visitors, patients, staff, faculty and guests highest of all.
Therefore, we feel it is in the best interests of all parties and the extended community to cancel the balance of the 2020 season of the Innovation Engagement Speaker Series. This includes the sessions that were scheduled for March 26th, April 9th, and April 16th.
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you for our future speaker series.
Jefferson Innovation Pillar
The Innovation Engagement Speaker Series at Jefferson is aimed at uncovering several aspects of innovation as it is developing at Jefferson and beyond. The focus includes local, regional and national perspectives, with topics ranging from start-up challenges, innovation across healthcare, venture capital, and prototype generation. The series exposes participants to opportunities that are emerging in their respective areas. Whether a clinician, researcher, nascent inventor, entrepreneur or just a curious mind, attendees will walk away with something of value!
The 2020 series kicks off on Thursday, January 23rd and runs every Thursday from 12-1 p.m. until April 9th. Catch us in 901 Walnut Street in the main lobby. Lunch will be served.
January 23, 2020
The spark in SPARK: Early History
Steve Alshuler, MD
Chair, Board of Directors
January 30, 2020
Angel Seed & Venture Capital: A 2020 Snapshot
Sharam Hejazi PHD and Rick Jones MD, MBA
February 6, 2020
Lights, Camera, Action:
Filming in Philly
Greater Philadelphia Film Office
February 13, 2020
Barista to a Billion -
My Journey and What I've Learned so Far
CEO and Co-Founder, La Colombe Coffee Roasters
February 20, 2020
Innovation and Business Development
Hope D'Oyley-Gay, JD
General Counsel and Vice President of Administration
Spirovant Sciences, Inc.
February 27, 2020
So you want to do a start up?
Karen Keating Mara, Esq.
Keating Mara & Associates
March 19, 2020
Building the Bioprocessing Foundation for
Advanced Therapies at Jefferson
Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing
March 26, 2020
Innovating End-of-Life Care
Jessica Son MD, MBA
Director, Physician Services
April 9, 2020
From Concept to Prototype
Edmund Pribitkin MD, MBA, FACS
President, Jefferson Medical Group; CMO
Thomas Jefferson University
April 16, 2020
Entrepeneurship & Social Justice:
Opportunities and Responsibilities
Executive Chairman, Fanatics; Partner, Philadelphia 76ers; Co-Chair, REFORM Alliance; Philadelphia 76ers, REFORM Alliance