On Friday, May 19, 2023, celebrations began with an ENMED Students Innovations Poster Session, followed by a Nobel Laureates and Inventor of the Internet Colloquy – bringing together some of the brightest minds in the nation. Moderated by President Emerita of MIT Susan Hockfield, PhD, the colloquy panel featured internationally distinguished guests, including Vinton Cerf, PhD, co-inventor of the Internet and vice president of Google (via Zoom), Phillip Sharp, PhD, Nobel 1993 and author of “From X-rays to DNA: How Engineering Drives Biology,” Martin Chalfie, PhD, Nobel 2008 and recipient of the Congressional Award for research impacting society, Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD, Nobel 2022 and founder of
Stanford’s ChEM H, which bridges chemistry, engineering, and medicine, and Peter Agre, MD, Nobel 2007 (via Zoom), director of Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and an ENMED inaugural event speaker, 2019. Other special guests included ENMED commencement speaker Francis Collins, MD, PhD, celebrated geneticist who mapped the human genome, and is the longest-serving director of the NIH and recent science advisor to President Biden, and Carl Wieman, PhD, Nobel 2001. “The colloquy provided a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research and health care innovation from influential figures in biomedicine and engineering and to engage with them for mutual growth,” said Pettigrew.
If you’d like to view the colloquium, view it here.