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Explore Baltimore Sciences

Local experts will come together to discuss current and future breakthroughs from Baltimore's sciences community. What needs to happen to continue to grow this thriving community? What challenges are facing researchers, entrepreneurs and the institutions that support them?

Join the conversation to hear from experts as well as witness demo pitches from local startups in the health/IT space.


  • 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Registration & Networking
  • 5:00 - 5:10 p.m. | Welcoming Remarks
  • 5:10 - 5:50 p.m. | Demo Pitches
    • Bradley Hennessie, CEO, NextStep Robotics
    • Shrenik Jain and Ravi Shah, Cofounders, Sunrise Health
    • MedHacks Demo - Muskaan Khosla, Active Bedsore Prevention
    • MedHacks Demo - Hadley VanRenterghem, Maptomize
    • MedHacks Demo - Ali Saad-Eldin, Paper based microfluidics
  • 5:50 - 6:30 p.m. | Panel Discussion
    • Dr. Miriam Boer, Founder, Sonify Biosciences
    • Dr. Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FAAPS, FCP, Dean, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    • Emily English, Chief Operating Officer, Gemstone Biotherapeutics
    • Robert Lord, Co-Founder and President, Protenus
    • Dr. Abigail McElhinny, Senior Vice President, Research Development and Operations, Personal Genome Diagnostics (a Johns Hopkins startup)
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Happy Hour (must be 21+)
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University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 North Pine Street
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  • Emily English

    Emily English

    Emily P. English is the Chief Product Officer and Interim President of Gemstone Biotherapeutics,

  • Robert Lord

    Robert Lord

    Robert Lord is the Co-Founder and President of Protenus, an analytics platform that leverages

  • Miriam Boer

    Miriam Boer

    Dr. Miriam Boer is the founder of Sonify Biosciences, an ultrasound-based hyperthermia device company

  • Bradley Hennessie

    Bradley Hennessie

    Brad Hennessie is the CEO of NextStep Robotic Inc., a company whose portable robotic ankle

  • Shrenik Jain

    Shrenik Jain

    Founder, Shrenik was motivated to work on Sunrise Health after watching fellow first responders

  • Ravi Shah

    Ravi Shah

    Founder, Ravi created the messaging platform that would become Sunrise Health after watching a close

  • Abigail McElhinny

    Abigail McElhinny

    Dr. Abigail McElhinny joined Personal Genome Diagnostics as Senior Vice President, Research

  • Natalie Eddington

    Natalie Eddington

    Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FAAPS, FCP, is dean of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

  • Jung Min Lee

    Jung Min Lee

    Jung Min Lee is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, where she is currently studying Biomedical

  • Ronan Perry

    Ronan Perry

    Ronan Perry is a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University, double majoring in Biomedical Engineering

  • Darius Irani

    Darius Irani

    Darius Irani is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins, currently studying Computer Science and Applied

  • Hadley VanRenterghem

    Hadley VanRenterghem

    Hadley VanRenterghem, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins

  • Joanna Guo

    Joanna Guo

    Joanna Guo is a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, where she is double majoring in Biomedical

  • ABSP - Active Bed Sore Prevention

    ABSP - Active Bed Sore Prevention

    Our team project, "ABSP - Active Bed Sore Prevention," was a creative concept and prototype


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