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The CURE Calendar

Foundations of Trust: Connecting Our Community to Research @ Hartford Marriott Downtown Hotel
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

This two-day Research Community Forum is focused on ethical issues of engaging community participation in research and will be full of exhibits, presentations, interactive workshops and networking at its finest.

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(860) 972-3099
Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2016

Equivalence of Complex Drug Products: Scientific and Regulatory Challenges @ The New York Academy of Sciences
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 5:15 pm











Yale Stem Cell Center 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Mary S. Harkness Auditorium
Nov 10 @ 3:30 pm – Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm


Thursday, November 10, 2016
3:30 PM until 6:00 PM

WNPR host Colin McEnroe will moderate a lively discussion on stem cell research. Panelists include world-class stem cell scientists, stem cell funders, and patient advocates. Remarks by Governor Dannel Malloy, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Mayor Toni Harp, President Peter Salovey and Dean Robert Alpern will be made. Public reception to follow.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Internationally renowned scientists will provide insight and updates on the latest in stem cell science:
Helen Blau, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology at Stanford University;
Sean Morrison, Ph.D., Director, Children’s Research Institute at University of Texas Southwestern and past president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research;
Janet Rossant, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto and former president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research;
David T. Scadden, M.D., Co-Chair, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Chair, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Harvard University, and, Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; and
Allan C. Spradling, Ph.D., Investigator, Carnegie Institution and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Yale University faculty speakers: Shangqin Guo, Valerie Horsley, Natalia Ivanova, Laura Niklason, and Andrew Xiao.

Registration is free through this site.



Thames River Hackathon @ Spark Makerspace & The Commons
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm


The Thames River Hackathon is part of the Northeast Hackathon series in which innovative people gather and hack together software and hardware to make cool stuff.

The theme of this hackathon is Transit and will feature kick-off presentions from local experts who will explain some of the transit-oriented issues in the New London & Groton area. Not interested in transit issues? You should still come! We’re open to everyone’s ideas!

Friday night we will help teams to form if you have not already formed one. Teams work through the weekend to develop their prototype and then pitch to a really cool team of judges on Sunday afternoon at The CURE Innovation Commons. There will be prizes and acclaim for those that come up with the best solutions. Not to mention, high-fives all around!

Come and meet some great people who want to create new solutions to local problems. It’s not just for programmers and engineers. Anyone can join and we need all your skills. Successful teams will have a mix of programmers, engineers, business people, artists, and enthusiasts who will connect in teams that leverage everyone’s skills.

Possible Tracks

Apps and APIs –  Pull together data about train schedules and connecting to APIs and you might discover a better flow, develop an app or create an amazing visualization.

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality – how can you harness the power of VR to create something cool?

Make Stuff – Use Arduino, 3D printing or some of the other equipment at Spark to create a prototype of a physical product that would change the world. Or at least make us all smile.

I Hate All Those Tracks – Bring it! Come with a cool idea and gather up a team. We want to see what you’ve got.

Ticket Prices

The suggested price is $25.00, but we understand that may not be affordable for everyone and we want everyone to come! So we have some discount codes for different amounts so you can use the one that makes the event accessible to you.

The codes:
FiveOff – take $5.00 off the ticket price
TenOff – take $10.00 off the ticket price
FifteenOff – take $15.00 off the ticket price
TwentyOff – take $20.00 off the ticket price

Thames River Hackathon is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at:

Business of Biotech @ Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Business of Biotech is a workshop series that will introduce grad students, postdocs and faculty from Yale and UConn to the core skills and building blocks to translate their research to the marketplace.

The series will launch Sept. 19-21 followed by monthly scheduled workshops, all hosted at Alexion. The series will bring in investors, biotech entrepre­neurs, legal experts and others to provide guidance, hands-on workshops and case studies on topics like business plans and funding for life science companies; intellectual property and regulatory considerations; marketing; case studies in life science entrepreneurship; FDA approval; trends in life science funding and exits and more.

Presented by the Office of Cooperative Research and Yale Entrepreneurial Institute with support from the Yale Healthcare and Lifesciences Club, Canaan Partners, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Jackson Labs and Alexion Pharmaceuticals.


MON., SEPT. 19, 5:30-7:30pm: “Elements of a Business Plan and Sources of Capital for Early Stage Life Science Companies” with Colleen Cuffaro, Associate at Canaan Partners.Guest speakers for case studies include: Jason Hafler, Senior Director of Investments and Principal at Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures; Susan Froshauer, President & CEO of Connecticut United for Research Excellence; Arthur Hiller, CEO of ENB Therapeutics and CEO of Antyllus Therapeutics, Inc; Lou Degennaro, President of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

TUES., SEPT. 20, 5:30-7:30pm: “Intellectual Property and Regulatory Considerations for Early Stage Life Science Companies” with Craig Kenesky, Associate Patent Attorney at WSGR. Guest speakers for case studies include: Erika Smith, Director of the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale; Cameron Pitt, Investment Professional at Versant Ventures and Associate at Highline Therapeutics; Angela Shen, CMO of Arvinas Inc.

WED., SEPT. 21, 5:30-7:30pm: “Marketing and Operations Considerations for Early Stage Life Science Companies” with Andrey Antov, Program Director of the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative at The Jackson Laboratory. Guest speakers for case studies include:Daniel Wagner, Managing Director of Investments of Connecticut Innovations; Daniel Passeri, CEO of Context Pharma.


October 19, 5:30-7:30pm: Case Studies in Life Science Entrepreneurship

November 16, 5:30-7:30pm: Tech Transfer – IP & Licensing

December 12, 5:30-7:30pm (Please note Monday!): FDA Approval and Regulatory Issues

January 25, 5:30-7:30pm: Trends in Life Science Funding & Exits, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

February 15, 5:30-7:30pm: Payors & Reimbursement

April 19, 5:30-7:30pm: Medical Devices/Diagnostics & Health IT

Serial Entrepreneur: David Scheer

Biotech Entrepreneur Kevin Rakin:
The Business of Science

A CT Bioscience Entrepreneur’s
Story: Craig M. Crews, Ph.D.


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