On Friday, November 5th @ 11:00AM ET, we welcome Milan Yager, Executive Director of AIMBE, as he presents, "Buck Rogers and The Endless Frontier: America’s Innovation Design Flaw."
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Buck Rogers and The Endless Frontier: America’s Innovation Design Flaw
Everyone loves innovation. Innovation is the bedrock of America’s past global dominance in the marketplace, at the bedside, on the battlefield, and for the frontiers of tomorrow. Yet, innovation just didn’t happen. Choices were made. Priorities established. Leadership navigated. But the times are different. American is different. The endless frontiers of science, health and wellbeing are different. Even the truth of vaccines is different. Can American ever again land a man on the moon or tackle a global pandemic? How is it possible the future is in question? Has science or politics failed us? Can America’s universities survive? Is there a future for young investigators? It isn’t as simple as rocket science. It isn’t science at all. The answers are in the design flaws threatening innovation, medical discovery, public health, and America’s competitiveness. Can Buck Rogers save us? Is there a bioengineer hero in this comic strip of real-life consequences?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Milan Yager, MPA, Executive Director, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
Milan Yager is a long-time Washington political insider and association executive. Mr. Yager is currently the Executive Director of AIMBE, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, an honorific society of the most accomplished innovators in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Previously, he served as an Administration political appointee to a regulatory agency, held senior lobbyist positions for two national trade associations, testified before Congress, was Chief of Staff to a Member of Congress, a candidate for public office, and has participated in congressional and presidential campaigns. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has a Master’s in Public Administration from The American University in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT THE 2021-2022 BME SEMINAR SERIES
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University is proud to host an annual weekly seminar series on the latest developments and research in Biomedical Engineering. The weekly series takes place on Friday mornings at 11:00AM Eastern and includes a variety of renowned academics from top universities to talk about their specific research and experience.