Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship

The UConn Connecticut Chapter of the
National Academy of Inventors and CICATS Present:

Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Save the date: Monday, November 19, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM, UConn Storrs

Every day, the USPTO’s patent examiners carefully review thousands of patent applications. The USPTO examiners are nearly ten thousand men and women from all across America, with degrees in science and engineering. They examine the newest ideas and breakthroughs, any one of which could truly change the world. Indeed, through U.S. history, inventors have transformed our society with their innovative ideas—their intellectual property. And they’ve protected them with patents.

Please join the UConn Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors and CICATS for this presentation and hear insights from Drew Hirschfeld, Commissioner for Patents. Mr. Hirshfeld manages and leads the patent organization as its chief operating officer. He is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of this organization which affect administration of patent operations, examination policy, patent quality management, international patent cooperation, resources and planning, and budget administration. Register here.

Who should attend?

  • NAI Members
  • UConn | UConn Health Faculty and Students interested in inventing, patent law,  tech commercialization, and protecting intellectual property.
  • Other technology professionals
  • Members of the public

Registration and full details are available here.

About the CICATS Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research:

The Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship is designed to feature the important role of advancing translational research in areas such as health policy, health disparities, regenerative engineering, chronic diseases and much more. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2011 to commemorate the memory and work of the late Dr. Lawrence G. Raisz.

Dr. Raisz was the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Emeritus at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine who was dedicated to raising awareness of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases among physicians and the public. Each year a distinguished researcher or physician, notable for producing significant research related to clinical and translational research, is invited to give a public lecture at UConn Health or the University of Connecticut.

Past Events:

2017 Raisz Lectureship: Dr. Hannah Valantine

2015 Raisz Lectureship: Dean Kamen

2013 Raisz Lectureship: John Ruffin

2012 Raisz Lectureship: Dr. David Steffens

2011 Raisz Lectureship:  Dr. Ernesto Canalis

2010 Raisz Lectureship: Dr. Eric Topol