Sheenah Mische, PhD, is the Senior Director in the Office of Collaborative Science. Dr. Mische oversees the Cores, providing a centralized administrative structure, and promoting state-of-the-art, service-oriented resources for the research community. Under the leadership of Associate Dean for Collaborative Science David Levy, she determines priorities for investment in new technologies, Cores, and services at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Mische has broad experience in the operation and administration of multi-technology, multidisciplinary resource centers in support of institutional research missions, both in academia and in industry. In her most recent positions, she was Director of Translational Sciences, and Associate Director for Talent Acquisition and Academic Relations at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. She was also previously Director of the Protein / DNA Technology Center at Rockefeller University.
In recent years, research institutions and biomedical centers have suffered significant losses to research due to severe weather and other disasters. Unfortunately, severe weather events are becoming more commonplace and Superstorm Sandy has brought climate impacts and risk into the conversation in ways not even contemplated before this October 2012 event. The buzz word “business continuity planning” is a strategic plan to prevent, if possible, and to minimize and manage the consequences of an event that interrupts critical business processes. From a biomedical research enterprise perspective, the business of research increasingly relies on centralized resource centers/cores, making them a critical and highly vulnerable component due to the concentration of instrumentation and resources. This session will discuss business continuity planning, and both strategic and tactical considerations for emergency planning and risk mitigation.
This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology for 1 CMLE credit. ASCP CMLE credits are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program.