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2015 Harrington Scientific Symposium


Date + Time

  • May 20 - 21, 2015

    4:15 pm - 4:15 pm

The third annual Harrington Scientific Symposium brought together physician-scientist inventors, pharmaceutical industry mentors, entrepreneurs, and scientific leaders to celebrate the transformation of medical discovery and the crucial role of physician-scientists.

The 2015 symposium opened with a keynote lecture from David Ginsberg, MD, James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor of Internal Medicine and Human genetics, member of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and member of the Harrington Discovery Institute Scientific Advisory Board.

Highlights of the scientific sessions include opening remarks on the importance of physician-scientists to medicine and society by Andrew Schafer, MD, Professor of Medicine in Hematology-Oncology and Director of the Richard T Silver Center, Weill Cornell Medical College. Presentations by the 2015 Harrington Scholars took place at the Cleveland Institute of Music in University Circle. Mukesh Jain, MD, Harrington Discovery Institute Scientific Director, and Daniel Simon, MD, President, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute moderated the sessions. Symposium events also featured remarks by: Thomas F. Zenty III, University Hospitals CEO; entrepreneur and philanthropist Ronald Harrington; and discussions of the Harrington Scholar experience by 2013 and 2014 Harrington Scholar-Innovators. A dinner honoring the Harrington Scholars was highlighted by remarks from Douglas Lowy, MD, Acting Director, National Cancer Institute and 2015 awardee of The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine.

Crowd of scientific researchers at the 2015 Symposium

Science researchers, physician scientist, and basic researchers sit in a room and listen to drug development presentations

Attendees clap after listening to drug development and discovery presentation from leading research

Three men sit in empty conference room talking about drug development and discovery research at conference

The Harrington Family talks with presenter about science research at 2015 symposium

Four male conference attendees sit at a table talking about the need for medicines to help cure diseases

Jonathan Stamler, MD, with Ron Harrington, sitting at table and smile while listening to lecture at 2015 pharmaceutical drug development symposium

Two males attending the pharmaceutical drug development conference talk while walking outside

A group of science researchers and pharmaceutical drug development business executives stand to network at an outdoor garden

Dr. Jonathan Stamler talks with a female physician scientist at the 2015 symposium that promotes the drug development

A large conference room with a stage and screen that displays a digital presentation about drug development to a group of sitting researchers