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Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon

The Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon is a monthly conversation about medicine, biology, computers, and entrepreneurship.

Hosted by OTD and the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Harvard Medical School, the salon facilitates a discussion on the intersection of medicine and computing through the story of entrepreneurs’ personal and professional journeys.

At each salon, Professor Isaac “Zak” Kohane, MD, PhD, the inaugural chair of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, has a candid conversation with an entrepreneur to discuss challenges, failures, successes and promising future tools and applications in this rapidly growing field.

Host

Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD

Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

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Isaac “Zak” Kohane, MD, PhD, is the inaugural chair of Harvard Medical School’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, whose mission is to develop the methods, tools, and infrastructure required for a new generation of scientists and care providers to move biomedicine rapidly forward by taking advantage of the insight and precision offered by big data. Kohane develops and applies computational techniques to address disease at multiple scales, from whole health care systems to the functional genomics of neurodevelopment. He also has worked on AI applications in medicine since the 1990’s, including automated ventilator control, pediatric growth monitoring, detection of domestic abuse, diagnosing autism from multimodal data and most recently assisting clinicians using whole genome sequence and clinical histories to diagnose rare or unknown disease patients. His most urgent question is how to enable doctors to be most effective and enjoy their profession when they enter into a substantial symbiosis with machine intelligence. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American College of Medical Informatics.

Check out our upcoming and past Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salons below.

Past Events

February 15th, 2024

Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Morgan Cheatham, Bessemer Venture Partners

Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall Room 106, The Waterhouse Room or online via Zoom 5pm-6pm

A monthly conversation about medicine, biology, computers, and entrepreneurship, hosted by Harvard OTD and the HMS Dept. of Biomedical Informatics. Open to all.

In-person networking with food and drink from 4:30-5:00pm, followed by presentation by speaker at 5:00pm, broadcasted online via Zoom.

Cheatham Headshot

January 17th, 2024

Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Molly Gibson, Generate Biomedicines

Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall Room 106, The Waterhouse Room or online via Zoom 5pm-6pm

A monthly conversation about medicine, biology, computers, and entrepreneurship, hosted by Harvard OTD and the HMS Dept. of Biomedical Informatics. Open to all.

In-person networking with food and drink from 4:30-5:00pm, followed by presentation by speaker at 5:00pm, broadcasted online via Zoom.

Molly Gibson Headshot

December 12th, 2023

Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Anne Heatherington, Takeda

Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall Room 106, The Waterhouse Room or online via Zoom 5:30pm-6:30pm

A monthly conversation about medicine, biology, computers, and entrepreneurship, hosted by Harvard OTD and the HMS Dept. of Biomedical Informatics. Open to all.

In-person networking with food and drink from 5:00-5:30pm, followed by presentation by speaker at 5:30pm, broadcasted online via Zoom.

Anne Heatherington

October 24th, 2023

Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Ann DeWitt, The Engine

Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall Room 106, The Waterhouse Room or online via Zoom 5pm-6pm

A monthly conversation about medicine, biology, computers, and entrepreneurship, hosted by Harvard OTD and the HMS Dept. of Biomedical Informatics. Open to all.

In-person networking with food and drink from 4:30-5:00pm, followed by presentation by speaker at 5:00pm, broadcasted online via Zoom.

Headshot Ann De Witt

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