Health care, Biotech, & Innovation

When:  Oct 19, 2023 from 14:00 to 14:30 (ET)
Associated with  2023 BRP Fall Summit

Health care, Biotech, & Innovation

Date: 10.19.23 - 02:00 - 02:30 PM


Moderator: Don Halliwill

Panel discussion about the work being done to advance our regional innovation ecosystem. Who is involved, who are the employers, what are the skills that employers need, and how are the schools responding? Are there opportunities now for the current workforce?

Panelists include:

  • Erin Burcham, President, VERGE 
  • Francis X. Farrell, Ph.D., Senior Director, Research and Development, Carilion Clinic; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Aileen Helsel, Director of Innovation, Carilion Clinic Innovation 
  • Sarah Henrickson Parker, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC; Chair and Associate Professor, Health Systems and Implementation Science Department, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; Director, Human Factors Research, Carilion Clinic 
  • James Ramey, Managing Director & Fund Manager, Middleland Capital - VTC Ventures 
  • David Salzberg, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon, Carilion Clinic; Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Amy White, Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Virginia Western Community College
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