DBMI Training Program Students Attend The White House Frontiers Conference on October 13, 2016
The White House Frontiers Conference was held at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University on October 13, 2016. The conference brought together some of the world's leading innovators in Pittsburgh to discuss how investing in science and technology frontiers will help improve lives, including progress and investments that are keeping America and Americans on the cutting edge of innovation.
The conference focused on five frontiers of innovation: personal frontiers, local frontiers, national frontiers, and global frontiers. These focus areas demonstrated what is possible when we work together to advance the leading edge of breakthroughs at every scale.
Several DBMI students were invited to attend the frontier sessions:
Arielle Fisher, Sam Rosko and Ye Ye - Local Frontiers: Communities are creatively connecting and using data, new technologies, infrastructure, innovation, and each other to improve quality of life for all citizens.
Menna Abaye and Timothy Mtonga - Global Frontiers: This Administration has made tremendous strides in climate change mitigation and achieving a clean energy revolution—as well as in new advances in climate data, information, tools, and services.
Nolan Predigkeit - Personal Frontiers: This Administration’s efforts to drive innovation in health care—such as the Precision Medicine Initiative and the BRAIN Initiative.