UMASS United States

UMass at a Glance

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.


UMass Dartmouth United States

Strengthened focus on science, research, and innovation

In 2007, the university opened a 22,000 square foot Research Building that focuses on science and houses the Botulinum Research Center. The building, the first at UMass Dartmouth devoted entirely to research, strengthens an "Innovation Triangle" in southeastern Massachusetts that includes major research and development centers in New Bedford and Fall River.

Mr Rasapalli Sivappa
Associate Professor 

University at Albany United States

About the University at Albany Located in New York’s capital city, the University at Albany offers its more than 17,300 students the expansive opportunities of a major research university and an environment designed to foster success. Academic Programs

UAlbany students choose from 120 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 125 graduate programs. Many of these programs are nationally ranked, among them criminal justice, information and technology management (Informatics), public administrationsocial welfarepublic health andsociology

Life-Enhancing Research and Scholarship

In every area of study, students are instructed by faculty who are world-class scholars and teachers - many actively engaged in life-enhancing research that contributes profoundly to the public good. As mentors, they provide numerous undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, inspiring students to advance their skills and aspirations.

More Than 600 Ways to Study Abroad

Students take advantage of more than 600 study abroad opportunities in more than 50 countries through UAlbany and SUNY's networks. These are valuable opportunities for young scholars to enhance their education, increase independence and self-awareness, and gain international experience that prepares them for today's global marketplace.

Diversity that Enriches Learning

The varied perspectives and life experiences of a student body and faculty which represent 48 states and 96 countries provide a diversity that enriches learning at UAlbany.

Excellence at a Great Value

The excellence of a UAlbany education is recognized by many independent sources, such as the rankings published yearly by U.S. News and World Report. Its great value results from the world of opportunities that are available to students at an affordable price.

Strategic Location

The University's location in the state capital of New York provides students with limitless opportunities for internships and public service through which they gain experience, test their skills, and prepare to launch brilliant careers. The region is also a vibrant center for culture and entertainment. Among its attractions are the New York State Museum and Library and the Times Union Center, a major Northeast entertainment and sports venue. Close by are the Berkshires, the Catskills, Saratoga, and the Adirondack Mountains, areas famed for recreational and cultural opportunities.

Professor James A. Dias
Vice President for Research 

University at Buffalo United States

Dr. Jeffrey Lombardo is the executive patient safety officer for UB’s patient safety organization Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network. In this role he facilitates organization participation, logistics and implementation with participating sites as well as reviewing data and presenting reports on findings. Working with CCS Oncology he is tracking patient outcomes and advising physicians on best practices for cancer patients making full use of his specialty pharmacy certification in oncology. Dr. Lombardo is also a member of the SUNY Global Health Institute where he will be bringing his patient safety and oncology expertise to partner schools like the University of the West Indies for various collaborations. In Jamaica he will be partnering with Citivia Medical for studies on medical marijuana and pursuing new initiatives for the University at Buffalo’s medication management research network. (MMRN)

Dr. Lombardo received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo where he currently holds a Research Assistant Professor Title. He has completed research and co-authored several articles on topics involving chemotherapy in the field of solid tumors. Dr. Lombardo has worked in various cancer pharmacies throughout Western New York as well a national oncology specialty pharmacy. These roles provided Dr. Lombardo with expertise in contracting with managed care plans and companies in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to these accomplishments Dr. Lombardo has exhibited and presented his work at the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Health System Pharmacists and Value Based Cancer Care Symposiums.

Dr Jeff Lombardo
Dr Jeff Lombardo
Executive Patient Safety Officer 

University at Buffalo, SUNY United States

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university and a member of the Association of American Universities. As the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. 

As a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Associate Director of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Dr. Morse has extensive experience in coordinating and governing multidisciplinary research efforts involving health information technology to improve patient safety. Dr. Morse also directs the Empire State Patient Safety Assurance Network, an AHRQ-designated, federally certified Patient Safety Organization and has led the UB 2020 effort to develop a model for statewide medication management programs in partnership with the NYS Department of Health Patient Safety Center. Dr. Morse has also worked with UB to establish the ESPSAN as a component of the UB 2020 planning process, a program that includes the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, Medicine and Public Health. He also developed the UB Pharmacotherapy Information Center (PIC) and has led an effort to develop model medication management programs in Western New York and established the regional HIV Adherence-Pharmacology Program. Dr. Morse is also Co-Director of the UNYTE Translational Research Network of the University of Rochester CTSI, regional network composed of 18 academic and research institutions. In addition, Dr. Morse is the Director of the Translational Pharmacology Research Core in the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. Dr. Morse also holds appointments as a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and Research Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Morse was previously the Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Gene Morse
SUNY Distinguished Professor, Associate Director of COE 

Urgo Medical France

Urgo Medical The wound healing of the future, now Industry sectors Medtech Therapeutics Area Aesthetics and Dermatology / Advanced Wound Care
Your innovative solution

UrgoTouch is the first preventive laser which significantly improves the post-operative scar aesthetic and functional results.

Which problem are you solving ?

Today, there is no good way to prevent unsightly scars: there should be a solution that would give more control over the scar aesthetic and functional results.

Target market segments

1) Aesthetics surgeons and any surgeon looking to deliver a functional and aesthetic scar after surgery

2) Aesthetics dermatologists for small operations in their office

Key value proposition

1) High level of research, development and clinical performance

2) Restoring patients former quality of life

3) Innnovative breakthrough for a large patient demand

4) Bring Urgo medical grade expertise in skin and healing to the aesthetic market

Mr OLIVE Guillaume
Business Development Manager 

US Dept Health & Human Services United States

Mr Mitchell Croll
Director, Health Plans Branch