Event Agenda

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - Invitation Only Events

Trainee Meet & Greet w/ Dr. Peter Agre
Invitation only

3:00 - 5:00pm

Medtech Flyers
Invitation only

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 3rd Research & Innovation Day

Introduction and Welcome

Mukesh Jain, MD

Ellery Sedgwick Jr. Chair & Distinguished Scientist

Chief Scientific Officer, Harrington Discovery Institute

Chief Academic Officer, University Hospitals Health System

Distinguished University Professor & Vice Dean University Hospitals Affairs, CWRU School of Medicine

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Oxford

8:30am - 8:40am

Opening Remarks

Daniel Simon, MD

President, Academic & External Affairs and Chief Scientific Officer

President, UH Cleveland Medical Center

Ernie and Patti Novak Distinguished Chair in Healthcare Leadership

University Hospitals Health System

Professor of Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine

8:45am - 9:10am

UH Academic Overview

Mukesh Jain, MD

9:15 - 9:35am

Heme-Driven Immune Suppression

Kenneth Remy, MD

Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Basic Science & Translational Critical Care Research

Co-Director, Clinical, Basic Science, and Translational Critical Care Research, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

9:40 - 10:00am

Myeloid-Directed Immune Modulation Therapies for Sarcoma

Alex Huang, MD, PhD

Theresia G. & Stuart F. Kline Family Foundation Chair in Pediatric Oncology

Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Biomedical Engineering and General Medical Sciences

CWRU School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

10:05 - 10:55am

From Lake Wobegon to Stockholm via Adelbert Road

Peter Agre, MD 

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Director - Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

11:00 - 11:20am

Targeting Neutrophils in Thrombosis: Leading from the Back

Lalitha Nayak, MD

Joan and Richard Ainsworth Endowed Chair, Hematologic Research

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

CWRU School of Medicine

11:25 - 11:45am

A new CAR-T Cell Therapy for B Cell Cancers

Reshmi Parameswaran, PhD 

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

CWRU School of Medicine

11:50 - 12:00pm

Developing Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles for Immunotherapy of Glioblastoma


Dionysios Watson, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology fellow

Medical Resident, Harrington Physician-Scientist Pathway

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

12:05 - 12:25pm

Immunohematologic Profiles and Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Risk

David Zidar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

CWRU School of Medicine

12:30 - 12:50pm

Convergent Connected Cardiovascular Health Through Environmental Transformation

Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute

Professor, Department of Medicine

CWRU School of Medicine

12:55 - 1:25pm

Poster Exhibit
PureStorage Live Q&A

1:25 - 1:30pm

UH Ventures Introduces Keynote Speaker

1:30 - 2:15pm

Keynote Speaker 


Four Questions Every Innovation Leaders Needs to Ask: How to create a powerful value proposition and use it to accelerate innovation

Brandon Cornuke

Vice President, Startup Services


2:20 - 2:30pm

Vaginal Dilator System

Adonis Hijaz, MD

Shubham Gupta, MD

Colin Drummond, PhD

2:35 - 2:45pm

TheraPee to Go

Lynn Woo, MD

Eva Johnson, MD

Mary Dombrowski, APRN

2:50 - 3:00pm

Robotic Port Retention Sleeve

Ryan Juza, MD

Jeffrey Marks, MD

Amitabh Chak, MD

Daniel Hashimoto, MD

Steve Schomisch, PhD