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Research & Innovation Week at UMSLis an annual celebration of the University's research and innovation achievements. The week offers educational sessions and opportunities to build connections with campus and community partners and industry, and it wraps up with a Grand Finale Reception to induct new National Academy of Inventors members and honor UMSL's researchers and innovators.
LOCATION: All sessions will be held at the Millennium Student Center on UMSL's North Campus (maps) on the third floor in the Student Government Chamber (top of the escalator on your right). All receptions will be held just outside the SGA chamber in the Rotunda.
ATTENDANCE: Mental Health First Aid (4/21) is open to UMSL faculty, staff and students (registration is covered by the Office of Research Administration). The Grand Finale Reception is by special invitation only. All other sessions are free and open to the public.
Join us April 21 - 25, 2014, for Research & Innovation Week at UMSL!
Monday, April 21
- Mental Health First Aid (presented by the Missouri Institute of Mental Health)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch provided)
This session teaches individuals to identify and help people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who may be in the early stages of developing a mental disorder.
More Information: Email Craig Weilbaecher
Registration for this event is NOT through EventBrite. Please click HERE to register online. Use promo code "UMSL" for your complimentary registration. (Maximum number of attendees is 30, open to UMSL faculty, staff and students.)
Tuesday, April 22
← Tim Noonan. BIO
- Boeing Ventures in Entrepreneurship
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided)
Tim Noonan, VP, Boeing Ventures, will discuss creating new businesses through developing new products and services or disrupting markets with game-changing technologies and business models.
- Alternate Careers for Scientists: Think Outside the Lab (for graduate students)
Program: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Pizza and Networking: 5 to 6 p.m.
Speakers: Representatives from the FBI, an IP law firm, the BALSA Group, and the St. Louis Ecomomic Development Partnership will discuss alternate career choices for scientists who want to utilize their expertise outside of the laboratory.
→ Kathleen Chaffee, Ph.D., patent agent at Dentons, focuses on patent prosecution and patent litigation in the biotechnology and life sciences fields. Her doctoral research involved the development of Magnetic Resonance (MR) techniques for studying molecular interactions.
→ John Flick, Special Agent, FBI. SA Flick has BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in aerospace engineering. He worked at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., for 8 years doing spacecraft systems design and analysis before joining the FBI as a Special Agent in 2008. Flick currently works national security investigations; he also is a firearms instructor and SWAT team operator and sniper.
→ Brett Maricque is president of The Biotechnology and Life Science Advising (BALSA) Group, a non-profit organization founded and led by Washington University graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. BALSA provides short-term consulting services to companies ranging from small start-ups to large corporations. Maricque is a fourth-year graduate student in the Computational and Systems Biology program at WU.
→ Travis Sheridan, Assistant VP, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (STLPartnership). He is passionate about entrepreneruship as a driver for economic development and is well-connected to startup resources in the St. Louis region.
Wednesday, April 23
Faculty Researcher-Entrepreneurs: Successful Faculty Startup Ventures & Special Presentation by Tom SchlaflyProgram: 3 to 5 p.m.
Reception: 5 to 6 p.m.
Faculty researcher/entrepreneurs from regional universities including UMSL, Washington University and Mizzou will share case studies of balancing a successful startup company launch and an academic career. This session also will feature a special presentation by Tom Schlafly, co-founder of The Saint Louis Brewery, followed by a reception.
→ UMSL's Dr. Wes Harris, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and Dr. Chris Spilling, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, will discuss their role in launching Alkymos Inc. in collaboration with co-investigators from the University of Kentucky.
→ Dr. Sheila Grant, Professor, Department of Biological Engineering at the University of Missouri, is a founder and Chief Technology Officer of EternoGen and principal inventor of the NanoMatrix technology around which the company was established. EternoGen focuses on tissue repair and regenerative medicine. Additionally, we will have EternoGen's CEO, Luis Jimenez joining the panel to hear the persepcetive from the licensees' experience.
→ Matthew MacEwan, founder, president and chief scientific officer of Retectix LLC located at UMSL's ITE incubator in St. Louis. By 30 years of age, he had already invented two medical devices. One is a surgical mesh that speeds healing; the other is a titanium hardware that promotes bone growth in the spine. He has also served as mentor for an UMSL graduate student startup company.
← Tom Schlafly, BIO
→ SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Tom Schlafly, partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, as practiced law in a number of areas since 1977. Since 1989 he has been President of The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc., which brews Schlafly Beer and is now the largest American-owned brewery in St. Louis. He will discuss his experiences launching a successful microbrewery while maintaining his other role as attorney.
Thursday, April 24
← Dr. Susan Feigenbaum
- Research Seminar:
Megatrends in the Health Care Marketplace
Dr Susan Feigenbaum, Professor of Economics, UMSL
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided)
Friday, April 25← Dr. Joseph Parks
- Research Seminar:
Looking at the Affordable Care Act from a Policy Perspective
Dr Joseph Parks, Director, MO HealthNet Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services; and Distinguised Research Professor, UMSL
12:30 to 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
← David Karandish
- Grand Finale Reception (by special invitation only - please contact Tamara Wilgers at email@example.com for more information)
Wrapping up Research & Innovation Week will be a celebration of all the innovative researchers and inventors at UMSL. We will announce the UMSL researchers and inventor of the year, induct new members into the UMSL chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, and offer a fun evening of food, beverages, music and networking. Also joining us for a short presentation during the program will be David Karandish, CEO of St. Louis-based Answers, which operates the Answers.com website.
4 p.m.: Registration, appetizers and beverages
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Program and Karandish Presentation
5:30 to 8 p.m.: Reception
University of Missouri - St.Louis (Millennium Student Center, SGA Chamber)
1 University Blvd
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Research & Innovation Week is an annual event organized by UMSL's Office of Research Administration (ORA).
The mission of the ORA is to provide leadership and support in the development, execution and operation of programs in sponsored research, technology transfer and economic development throughout the University of Missouri-St. Louis.