Partial List of Participants

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Bonnie Addario
Founder & Chair, President, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Moises Agosto
Director of Treatment Education, Adherence, and Mobilization, National Minority AIDS Council
Jeff Allen
Executive Director, Friends of Cancer Research
James Allison
Chairman, Immunology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Margaret Anderson
Executive Director, FasterCures


Judy Bachrach
Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Anna Barker
Director, Arizona State University Transformative Healthcare Networks; Co-director of the Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative; Former Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute
Robert Beall
President and CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Joe, Retta, Zach, Noah and Alexis Beery
Whole Genome Sequencing Success Story
Brian Bilbray
United States Representative, California
Leon Black
Founding Partner, Apollo Management; Co-founder, Melanoma Research Alliance
James Blair
Partner, Domain Associates, L.L.C.
Gene Block
Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
Kent Bradley
Chief Medical Officer, Safeway
Dawn Averitt Bridge
Founder and Chair, The Well Project; Founder, National HIV Awareness Month
Nancy Brinker
Founder and CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary
Deborah Brooks
Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Timothy Ray Brown
"The Berlin Patient"; Founder, The Timothy Ray Brown Foundation of the World AIDS Institute


Renzo Canetta
Vice President, Oncology Global Clinical Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Eric Cantor
United States Representative, Virginia (Majority Leader)
Benjamin Cardin
United States Senator, Maryland
Jared Carney
CEO, Lightdale, LLC
Dan Cerutti
Vice President, Watson for Healthcare, IBM
Jean-Lou Chameau
President, California Institute of Technology
Peter Chiarelli
CEO, One Mind for Research; General (ret.), U.S. Army
Steven Chu
Nobel Laureate; United States Secretary of Energy
Tim Coetzee
Chief Research Officer, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Francis Collins
Director, National Institutes of Health
Michael Crow
President, Arizona State University
Jeffrey Cummings
Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas


Diane Damiano
Chief, Functional and Applied Biomechanics, Rehabilitation Medicine Department, National Institutes of Health
Susan Dentzer
Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
Ronald DePinho
President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ross DeVol
Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute
Peter Diamandis
Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation
Frank Douglas
President and CEO, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron
Kafui Dzirasa
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Duke University School of Medicine


Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Producer, musician, singer and songwriter
Ezekiel Emanuel
Diane and Robert Levy University Professor, University of Pennsylvania


Chaka Fattah
United States Representative, Pennsylvania
Anthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Luigi Fontana
Research Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Longevity Research Program, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine; Professor of Nutrition, Salerno University Medical School
Joe Fortunato
Chairman, President and CEO, General Nutrition Centers
Margaret Foti
CEO, American Association for Cancer Research


Isla Garraway
Assistant Professor, Urology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Levi Garraway
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Richard Gibbs
Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Wofford Cain Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Whoopi Goldberg
President, Whoop Inc.
Lynn Goldman
Dean, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Ted Goldstein
Biomolecular Engineering Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz
Gary Gottlieb
President and CEO, Partners Healthcare
James Greenwood
President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization
Stephen Gruber
Director, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California
Gordon Gund
Co-founder, Foundation Fighting Blindness


Margaret Hamburg
Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Jim Healy
Managing General Partner, Sofinnova
David Heber
Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Sharon Hillier
Professor, Department of OB/GYN, University of Pittsburgh
John Holdren
Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Co-Chair, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
Steny Hoyer
United States Representative, Maryland (Minority Whip)


Michael Idelchik
Vice President, Advanced Technologies, GE Global Research
Daniel Inouye
United States Senator, Hawaii (Chairman, Committee on Appropriations)
Paul Irving
Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute


Tyler Jacks
Director, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Professor of Biology, MIT; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Chairman and CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
Donald Jones
Vice President, Global Strategy and Market Development, Qualcomm Life
Carl June
Director, Translational Research, Abramson Cancer Center; Richard W. Vague Professor of Immunotherapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Philip Kantoff
Chief Clinical Research Officer, Chief, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Director, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Neal Kassell
Chairman, Focused Ultrasound Foundation; Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
Francine Kaufman
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Global Medical, Clinical and Health Affairs, Medtronic Diabetes
Michael Klowden
President and CEO, Milken Institute
Steven Knapp
President, George Washington University
David Koch
Executive Vice President, Koch Industries; Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Alan Krueger
Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Peter Kwong
Chief, Structural Biology Section in the Laboratory of Virology, Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center


Eric Lander
President, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; Co-Chair, President's Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST)
Story Landis
Director, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Robert Langer
Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Michael Leavitt
Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners; formerly Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Secretary of Health and Human Services; and Governor of Utah
Jonathan Leff
Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Caryn Lerman
Mary W. Calkins Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Deputy Director, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Harlan Levine
Executive Vice President, Comprehensive Health Solutions, WellPoint
Jonathan Lewin
Chair, Department of Radiology; Professor of Radiology, Oncology, Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Freda Lewis-Hall
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc.
Frank Lichtenberg
Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
John Lim
CEO, Health Sciences Authority, Singapore
Susan Lindquist
Member, Whitehead Institute; Professor of Biology, MIT; Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Col. Geoff Ling
Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office
Christopher Logothetis
Department Chair, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center


Connie Mack
Former United States Senator, Florida
Francois Maisonrouge
Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners
Melissa Manchester
Singer and songwriter
Michael Manganiello
Founding Partner, HCM Strategists
Cora Marrett
Deputy Director, National Science Foundation
Mark McClellan
Senior Fellow, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution; former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Shmuel Meitar
Founder and Principal, Time to Know; Co-founder, Principal and Managing Partner , Aurec Group; Board Member, FasterCures
Richard Merkin
CEO and Founder, Heritage Provider Network; Board Member, FasterCures
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute, and Founder, FasterCures
Lesa Mitchell
Vice President, Innovation and Networks, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Geoffrey Moore
Senior Advisor to Michael Milken, Senior Vice President, Communications, Knowledge Universe
Lorelei Mucci
Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
Kary Mullis
Nobel Laureate; Chief Science Officer, Altermune Technologies
Trevor Mundel
President, Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bernard Munos
Chief Apostle, Breakthrough Innovation, InnoThink


William Nelson
Director, Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Stevie Nicks
Singer and Songwriter



Paul Pasquina
Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army; Chief, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Director, Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Nancy Pelosi
United States Representative, California (Minority Leader)
Eric Perakslis
Chief Information Officer and Chief Scientist (Informatics), U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Roderic Pettigrew
Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Tomas Philipson
Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies, Irving B Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
Kenneth Pienta
Professor of Internal Medicine and Urology, University of Michigan Health System
Elizabeth Platz
Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Co-Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Program
John Porter
Chairman, Research!America; former member of Congress
Nathan Price
Associate Professor, Institute for Systems Biology
Thomas Priselac
President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System
Jonathan Pruden
Regional Alumni Director, Southwest, Wounded Warrior Project
Carmen Puliafito
Dean, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Dennis Purcell
Senior Managing Partner, Aisling Capital


John Reed
CEO, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Daniel Reich
Director, Translational Neuroradiology Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
Harry Reid
United States Senator, Nevada (Majority Leader)
Robert Reiter
Director, Prostate Cancer Program and Director, Urologic Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
Neil Risch
Lamond Family Foundation Distinguished Professor in Human Genetics, Director, Institute for Human Genetics, Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
Sally Rockey
Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
Steve Rosen
Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Steven Rosenberg
Chief, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute
Jonathan Rothberg
CEO, Ion Torrent
Paul Rothman
Dean of the Medical Faculty, CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine


Charles Sawyers
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Howard Scher
Chief, Genitourinary Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Jay Schnitzer
Director, Defense Sciences Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Allan Schweitzer
Executive Managing Director, Beach Point Capital Management
Joel Seligman
President, University of Rochester
Vicki Seyfert-Margolis
Senior Advisor, Science Innovation and Policy, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Ellen Sigal
Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research
Greg Simon
CEO, Greg Simon, Inc.; former President, FasterCures
Mark Simon
Advisor, Torreya Partners
Jonathan Simons
President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation
Eric Small
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of California, San Francisco; Deputy Director, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Matthew Smith
Director, Genitourinary Malignancies Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Susan Solomon
CEO, The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Howard Soule
Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Chief Science Officer, Prostate Cancer Foundation
Garen Staglin
Co-Founder, One Mind for Research
Janet Stanford
Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Program in Epidemiology; Co-head, Program in Prostate Cancer Research
Melissa Stevens
Deputy Executive Director, FasterCures
Simon Stevens
President, Global Health, UnitedHealth Group
Howard Stevenson
Sarofim-Rock Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Bruce Stillman
President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Subra Suresh
Director, U.S. National Science Foundation


Rudolph Tanzi
Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital
Joe Torre
Executive Vice President, Major League Baseball; Founder, Safe at Home


Fred Upton
United States Representative, Michigan (Chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee)


Chris Van Hollen
United States Representative, Maryland
Chris Varma
CEO, Blueprint Medicines
Harold Varmus
Nobel Laureate; Director, National Cancer Institute
Winter Vinecki
Founder, Team Winter
Kevin Volpp
Staff Physician, Philadelphia VA Medical Center; Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics and Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management, University of Pennsylvania
Andrew von Eschenbach
President, Samaritan Health Initiatives Inc.; former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; former Director, National Cancer Institute
George Vradenburg
Chairman and co-founder, USAgainst Alzheimer's


James Watson
Nobel Laureate; Chancellor Emeritus, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Max Wicha
Distinguished Professor of Oncology; Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Owen Witte
Director, Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Microbiology and Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles
Jedd Wolchok
Director, Immunotherapy Clinical Trials and Associate Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Janet Woodcock
Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Mary Woolley
President and CEO, Research!America


Keith Yamamoto
Vice Chancellor for Research, UCSF; Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine; Professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology


Elias Zerhouni
President, Global Research and Development, Sanofi; former Director, National Institutes of Health
Leonard Zon
Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director of the Stem Cell Program, Children's Hospital Boston