Commercialization Fellowship for High School Students & Undergrads

The Center for Biotechnology is seeking one or more qualified and motivated high school /undergrad students interested in learning about and supporting technology development and commercialization of new biomedical innovations on behalf of the Long Island Bioscience Hub (LIBH). The LIBH is a National Institutes of Health-designated Research, Evaluation, and Commercialization Hub (REACH), one of only three such centers in the country. The LIBH supports the development and commercialization activities of its partner institutions including Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Candidates for the Fellowship will have completed their sophomore year in high school through junior year in undergraduate studies. Candidates should have a GPA of no less than a 3.0, and have an interest in exploring careers in a biomedical field. Interested candidates should send a one-page statement of interest detailing their academic accomplishments and describing what they would like to gain from the Fellowship experience, along with a transcript to: Kristina Duryea

Selection Process:
Deadline for application materials is May 1 – June 2, 2017.
Additional admissions procedures (including interviews, by telephone or in person) may be required.

Applicants will generally be notified by June 9, 2017. One-two applicants are expected to be selected.

NIH-REACH: Lowering the Barriers that Slow Translation Research

The Center for Biotechnology’s Clint Rubin and Diane Fabel recently co-authored a STAT article on the NIH-REACH proof-of-concept program. In 2015, The Center for Biotechnology received one of three national NIH-REACH designations, through which the Long Island Bioscience Hub was established.

The article, co-authored by all of the REACH center directors, discusses the importance of REACH-type programs and the impact REACH has been able have in a relatively short amount of time. In just over two years, the three REACH institutions have evaluated over 400 promising product development projects, funding more than 60 experimental treatments and tests that target a wide range of health issues.

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CEWIT Medical Technologies and Healthcare Innovations Symposium

CEWIT, the Center for Biotechnology and Henry Schein, Inc., have joined forces to host an expert symposium presenting cutting-edge advances in biomedical and clinical-related technologies, digital health, and smart medical devices, focusing on the technology as well as the joint industry, academic, and R&D partnerships that are integral to major innovations in the healthtech domain — at Stony Brook University.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30am-3:30pm
The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University
1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040

Event is free but registration is requires. View full agenda and register here:

Open Positions at Cold Spring Harbor Lab: Transaction Associate; Operations & Compliance

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is looking for professionals for the following two positions:

Transaction Associate – Technology Transfer and Legal Department
CSHL is seeking an attorney to fill the position of Transactions Associate in our Technology Transfer and Legal departments. The Transactions Associate will report to the General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel and will have responsibilities including contract drafting and support, post deal management, sponsored programs support, assessment of consulting and visiting scientist arrangements, and patent strategy and management. View full position description and requirements here:

Technology Transfer Operations and Compliance Director
The Technology Transfer Operations and Compliance Director will support the commercialization of CSHL technologies through the oversight of and responsibility for technology transfer technology disclosure, contract, compliance and process management including assuring that CSHL meets the obligations of government, foundation, industry and other research funders and collaborators as well complies with internal policies. This position will develop and expand on the current framework to monitor and manage sponsorship compliance. View full position description and requirements here