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Innovation Navigation: August 29, 2017

Host David Robertson is joined by Dan Skovronsky (SVP of Clinical and Product Development, Lilly) and Stanley Burns (Opthalmologist, Historian, and TV Consultant) on the Tuesday, August 29, 2017 edition of Innovation Navigation.

Air Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

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Innovation Navigation: August 29, 2017 09:00

Air Time: 9:00 am
Featuring: Dan Skovronsky

Innovation Navigation: August 29, 2017 09:30

Air Time: 9:30 am
Featuring: Stanley Burns

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Dan Skovronsky

SVP of Clinical and Product Development, Lilly

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Dan Skovronsky, M.D., Ph.D. is the senior vice president of clinical and product development at Lilly, a global leader in biopharmaceuticals. He oversees several thousand scientists who are using innovation to tackle the most complex diseases. One of the interesting innovation angles that he can speak to the role failure plays in contributing to the advancements of science. Innovation in medicine comes on the backs of many, many years of failures. Failure drives Dr. Skovronsky and his team to continue to innovate and find that successful treatment for patients. His main focus area is Alzheimer’s — and he can speak to what the future holds for innovation to help treat that disease.

About Lilly: Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. It was founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Title: Lilly’s senior vice president of clinical and product development where he oversees several thousand scientists using innovation to tackle the most complex diseases.

Education: Dr. Skovronsky trained as a resident in Pathology and completed a fellowship in Neuropathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Skovronsky received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and did his undergraduate training in molecular biochemistry at Yale University.

Background: Dr. Skovronsky founded Avid Radiopharmaceuticals in late 2004, which was then acquired by Lilly. Dr. Skovronsky has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and two NIH-funded grants on Alzheimer’s disease research. Prior to establishing Avid, Dr. Skovronsky served as Scientific Director of High Throughput Screening and Drug Discovery at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Skovronsky trained as a resident in Pathology and completed a fellowship in Neuropathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Skovronsky received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and did his undergraduate training in molecular biochemistry at Yale University. Dr. Skovronsky is the recipient of numerous scientific and business awards and was recently named by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of their “Forty under Forty” business leaders in the region. Dr. Skovronsky recently received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award in the Emerging Company category in Greater Philadelphia, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.
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Stanley Burns

Opthalmologist, Historian, and TV Consultant

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Stanley B. Burns, MD, FACS, a New York City ophthalmologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, New York University: Langone Medical Center, is an internationally distinguished author, curator, historian, collector, archivist and TV consultant. His collection of over one million historic photographs is recognized as the most important private comprehensive collection of early photography and was rated as “One of America’s Top 100 Collections”. The emphasis is on unique photographs not available anywhere else. In 1977, he founded The Burns Archive www.burnsarchive.com to share his discoveries. He has authored 46 books, over 1100 articles, curated over one hundreds of exhibitions, and consulted on dozens of documentaries and feature films. His latest publication is Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism. He is the Medical, Historical & Technical Advisor to HBO/Cinemax’s THE KNICK and PBS’ MERCY STREET.
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