Personalized Health Project: An Action Summit for Life Science Leaders
The Personalized Health Project and video was sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Welcome and Opening Remarks by David Ewing Duncan; introduction of co-organizers and the co-authors of the PHP study.
Lesa Mitchell, VP of Advancing Innovation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Regis Kelly, PhD, Executive Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, University of California, San Francisco
Session I: The Gaps
An overview of eleven "gaps" between discovery and application in personalized health. Presented by Frank Douglas, MD, PhD, co-author of the PHP study; President and CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio; founder of MIT's Center for Biomedical Innovation
Cultural: Stephen Spielberg, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Personalized Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City; former Dean, Dartmouth Medical School
Clinical: Charis Eng, MD, PhD, Chair and Director, Genomic Medical Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Government and Law: Edward Abrahams, PhD, President, Personalized Medicine Coalition
Commercial: Ryan Phelan, CEO and Founder, DNA Direct
"Funding the Entrepreneurs": Brook Byers, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
Arts and Science Offering: Film clips from award-winning 2011 Sundance Documentary "Connected" presented by Director Tiffany Shlain (also founder of The Webby Awards.) She will be present for questions at break.
Edward Abrahams, PhD is president of the Personalized Medicine Coalition.
Paul Billings, MD, PhD, is CMO of Life Technologies.
Brook Byers is a partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers.
Frank Douglas, MD, PhD, co-author of the Personalized Health Project study; President and CEO of Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio; and founder of MIT's Center for Biomedical Innovation.
David Ewing Duncan
David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of eight books published in 21 languages. He is a founder and co-curator of Arc Programs. David is a columnist for Newsweek, a correspondent for The Atlantic and the chief correspondent for NPR Talk’s Biotech Nation. David writes for The New York Times, Fortune, Wired, National Geographic, Discover and many other publications. He is a former commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition and a special correspondent and producer for ABC’s Nightline and 20/20, and correspondent for NOVA’s ScienceNow!. His latest book is When I’m 164: The new science of radical life extension, and what happens if it succeeds. He also wrote Experimental Man: What One Man’s Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World (Wiley). He was the founder and director of the BioAgenda Institute, and the founding director of the Center of Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley. David is finishing his first novel, a biomedical thriller. David’s work has won numerous awards, including Magazine Story of the Year from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His articles have twice been cited in nominations for National Magazine Awards, and his work has appeared twice in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. David lives in San Francisco and is a member of the SF Writer’s Grotto. His website is www.davidewingduncan.com.
Charis Eng, MD, PhD, is Chair and Director of Genomic Medical Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.
Regis B. Kelly
Regis B. Kelly is executive director of California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California, San Francisco.
Lesa Mitchell is vice president of Advancing Innovation at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Ryan Phelan is CEO and founder of DNA Direct.
Honored by Newsweek as one of the "Women Shaping the 21st Century," Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and projects. Her films and work have received 50 awards and distinctions. Her last four films premiered at Sundance, including her new 2011 acclaimed feature documentary, "Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology," which the New York Times hailed as "Examining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter," and the US State Department just selected it as one of the films to represent American in their 2012 American Film Showcase. She is currently working on a new film series, that includes "A Declaration of Interdependence and her new film "Brain Power" looking at the development of the human brain set for completion this spring. She and her team are customizing these films for free for any non-profit around the world. www.tiffanyshlain.com
Stephen Spielberg, MD, PhD, is the director of the Center for Personalized Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and the former Dean of Dartmouth Medical School.
Stephen Spielberg, PhD at Children's Mercy Hospital, discusses the roots for a number of cultural challenges facing personalized health and proposes optimistic approaches to solving them. "Healthcare advances are much more due to what we do as a society with what we've got, than the technology that we have," insists Spielberg.