Gerald R. Fink ’62 Bioscience Symposium 2016

Contemporary Health Care: The Science, The Clinic and Public Policy

The Gerald R. Fink '62 Bioscience Symposium for 2016 will be held on January 21 in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall. This is the eighth annual symposium and is sponsored by the Amherst College Class of 1962.

The following speakers are expected:

  • George W. Carmany III ’62, hospital chairman, health care investor and member of the Advisory Committee on Education of the Harvard Medical School.
  • Gerald R. Fink ’62, founding member of the Whitehead Institute and the American Cancer Society Professor of Genetics at MIT
  • Pamela Flood ’85, professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University.
  • Minjee Kim ’17, Amherst College junior majoring in Biochemistry and Biophysics; co-president of the Amherst College Public Health Collaborative and vice president of Amherst’s Association of Women in Science.
  • Barbara J. McNeil, Ridley Watts Professor and founder of the Health Care Policy Department at Harvard Medical School
  • Cuthbert O. Simpkins, II ’69, inventor of Vivacelle, designed to treat traumatic injuries, blood loss, burns, massive infection or neurological injury; co-founder of Vivacelle Bio, a biotechnology startup.
  • Harold E. Varmus, '61, In 1989, along with a colleague, Dr. Varmus was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of the source of retroviral oncogenes. He currently serves as professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.