PMWC 2018 Michigan
Luminary & Pioneer Awards
The PMWC Luminary Award recognizes recent contributions of preeminent figures who have accelerated personalized medicine into the clinical marketplace. The PMWC Pioneer Award is given to rare individuals who presaged the advent of personalized medicine when less evolved technology and encouragement from peers existed, but still made major advances in the field.
This year, PMWC 2018 Michigan Luminary Award will be honoring Dr. Eric Topol who pioneered genetics and genomics in cardiovascular medicine and led the era of wireless medicine, and Dr. Susan Murphy for developing innovative data science methods to improve patient care through mobile health in chronic disease. For the Pioneer Award, PMWC 2018 Michigan will be recognizing Dr. Michael Boehnke for pioneering large-scale studies identifying genetic risk in diabetes and Bipolar Disorder.
Date & Agenda
Agenda: Award Ceremony Agenda
Open to attendees only
Ross School of Business, Colloquium (6th floor), University of Michigan
701 Tappan Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Parking & Directions
Company Networking Hours And Corporate Presentations
All company presentations will take place in the Ross Building and/or on the lower level and second floor of Blau Hall. All Networking Hours will take place in the Ross Building.
To the Ross Building: If you are planning to park in the Forest Street parking garage, go west on Willard Street, south on E. University, and then west on Hill Street. You will be able to enter the Ross building just west of the Hill Street parking garage entrance.
To Blau Hall: If you are planning to park in the Forest Street parking garage, go west on Willard Street and south on E. University.
Visitor parking is available via metered parking on the street or the city of Ann Arbor’s Forest Avenue parking structure, located three blocks east and one block north of Ross. From the parking ramp to Ross: Walk west on Willard until you reach East University. Take a left on East University and proceed 200 yards to the building. You may enter through the East University entrance. No permit is required.
Metered parking is available on the east (East University Street) and west sides (Tappan Street) of the building. Street parking may be available in the student neighborhood south of the building.
Because parking is limited, taxi or shuttle service is recommended.
Taxis from the airport (DTW) to Ann Arbor typically cost $50-$60. AirRide is available for $12 each way with reservation.
From Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is located about 25 miles (40 km) east of Ann Arbor on Interstate-94. When exiting the airport, take the I-94 W Chicago ramp. Continue on I-94 West to the State Street Exit, #177. Turn right (north) onto State Street, then travel about two miles to the intersection of State and Hill streets. Turn right onto Hill Street and proceed to Tappan Street. Turn left onto Tappan.
Take U.S. 23 South to M-14 to the Downtown Ann Arbor/University of Michigan – Main Street Exit. Continue on Main Street south 1 ½ miles to Packard Street. Turn left on Packard, left on Hill Street and proceed to Tappan Street. Turn left.
From Detroit (East) & Chicago (West)
From I-94, take the State Street Exit, #177. Turn right (north) when traveling from Detroit, or left (north) when traveling from Chicago. Travel about two miles to the intersection of State and Hill streets, then turn right onto Hill Street. Proceed to Tappan Street and turn left.
Past Luminary Award Recipients
Pioneered the CRISPR-CAS9 Genome Editing Technology
Pioneered the Groundbreaking Crispr-Cas9 Genome Editing Technology
Edward F. Chang
Pioneer in Human Brain Circuit Mapping to Advance Precision Neuropathology
Expedited Development of Groundbreaking Therapies
Breast Cancer Treatment Paradigm Shifter
Developed R-loop Technique of Electron Microscopy
Established Illumina as the leader in sequence technology
FDA Director, fast-tracked targeted drugs through FDA approval
Co-inventor, blockbuster drug, Gleevec
Contributions to the sequencing of genomes and interpreting such data; In Neuroscience he established a “functional connectome”
Inventions included the automated DNA sequencer and a tool for synthesizing DNA
Past Pioneer Award Recipients
Pioneered the concept of antibodies being used as personalized anticancer drugs
Sir John Bell
Leading Genetic and Genomic Research Initiatives that Enable Precision Medicine in the UK and Globally
Co-discovered the BRCA2 gene mutation and made discoveries leading to PARP inhibition in breast and other cancers
Pioneered Cancer Immunotherapy Through Discovery of the Immune Checkpoint Blockade
Steve Quake has pioneered innovative approaches to biological measurement
Pioneer in Regenerative Medicine & Cancer Stem Cells
Widely recognized as “Father of Personalized Medicine”
1st Draft Human Gen., 1st Complete Diploid Human Gen., and 1st Synth. Bact. Cell
Discovered That An Unborn Fetus Releases Fetal DNA Into Maternal Plasma
Jonathan K.C. Knowles
2015 – UK
Personalized Medicine Leader in both Academia and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Yuet Wain Kan
The first to establish that a single DNA mutation could lead to a human disease, and the first to diagnose a human disease by using DNA
2014 – Israel
Developer, First Predictive Test for Huntington’s Disease
2013 – Israel
Launched both earliest genetically-targeted therapy and molecular diagnostic assay