Members in the News – July 2018

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Members in the News – July 2018

Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut launched its first program at the start of 2018 and aims to support the development of Connecticut as a hub of bioscience invention and commercialization. Twelve promising ventures have now successfully completed the inaugural program, which has already received support from corporations such as Pfizer and Microsoft.

Alpha-1 Foundation, as of July 1, 2018, Ken Irvine was re-elected to the board of the Alpha-1 Foundation (after rotating off in 2015 due to term limits), whose mission is find a cure for Alpha-1, a genetic lung disease that his late wife was diagnosed with 20 years ago. He is also a founding board member of The Alpha-1 Project, a value-added co-investor with biotech to accelerate finding a cure for Alpha-1. This venture philanthropy initiative enables the Alpha-1 Foundation to harvest the $71 million investment it has made in basic research by partnering with biotech companies to drive forward early stage drug development by de-risking the process. Today, TAP has invested in nine partnerships, including six genomic biotech’s. This strategy has paid off in the 7 of the 9 total that are now in clinical trials or will be by year-end 2018.

Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, The Mailman School of Public Health, one of the top 5 public health schools in the nation, has consistently excellent placement rates with 96% of their graduates either employed in the field of public health or continuing their studies after graduation. If you’d like to post a job or internship, please contact Mailman’s Office of Career Services at If you’d like to recruit directly on campus, we welcome you to register for our annual Fall Career Day on Friday, October 19th.

Crossix published a new blog “Do You Know Where Your Audience Synergies Are?”  that analyzed audience exposure linked to consumer health data to identify synergies, defincies, and drivers of new patients starts and ROI.

EIR Healthcare, the award winning modular innovation firm bringing efficient industrial practices to healthcare, real estate and hospitality, announces the arrival of the first-ever modularly built hospital room prototype on US soil this August. It was built in-tandem with manufacturing partner, Admares, a world leader in alternative real estate.

Entrepreneurship Lab Bio and Health Tech NYC concluded its sixth business accelerator program Saturday, June 30th, 2018. The cohort consisted of 19 team ventures and 32 participants overall. View participant accomplishments in the press on their website.

Foray Design co-founder Patricia Kavanagh, MD was recently honored at a benefit for Heights and Hills. Heights and Hills is a Brooklyn not-for-profit that supports community dwelling elderly people. Foray makes Spring, the rolling walker that lets you reclaim your seat at the table:

Gomo Health announced a new collaboration with the American Heart Association. GoMo Health will now be integrating the Association’s digital care plans and educational content into our Concierge Care® population health patient engagement solution suite.

The Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society of NY (HPRMS) cordially invites you to their Summer Social Event on Monday July 30, 2018 from 6-8:30 pm. The event is being held at PS 450 located at Park Avenue South between 30-31st Street. Mix and mingle with colleagues and HPRMS members from across the healthcare industry for an evening of conversation and networking. Event registration includes cocktails and appetizers. Tickets are $30 for members, $45 for non-members. Purchase tickets and learn more about the event here.

MDCalc co-founder and CEO, Dr. Joe Habboushe was featured in a MedGadget interview exploring the point of care references most commonly used by healthcare professionals, and how the recent trend towards evidence-based clinical decision tools has made MDCalc the most used of all.

PatientPoint has named David Guthrie as Chief Product Officer. Guthrie is a high-profile innovator, strategist, entrepreneur and investor in the technology and life sciences industries, bringing nearly 30 years of experience to PatientPoint. In late June, the patient engagement leader announced a content partnership with the V Foundation for Cancer Research® that will bring legendary basketball coach and ESPN commentator Jim Valvano’s rallying cry of “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® to cancer patients and caregivers at the pivotal point of care.

Saama, Sagar Anisingaraju, Chief Strategy Officer at Saama is in search of pharma’s Moore’s law in a new article on eyeforpharma.