Event Details

Monday, June 18, 2018

Health Partnerships: Discussion with Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England; Dr. Erik Lium, Senior Vice President and Dr. Barbara Murphy, Dean of Population Health, Mount Sinai Health System on innovative health partnerships

Event Information

Date & time

Monday, June 18, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


London, United Kingdom


Meghan Hagberg at +1-212-490-0460 or mhagberg@bciu.org

The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and Mount Sinai Health System will jointly organize a focused discussion with corporate stakeholders and peer institutions on opportunities for strategic partnerships and driving innovative research in topics such as research and discovery, and delivering new healthcare models.


Health Experts:

  1. Sir Malcolm Grant, CBE, LLD, FAcSS, Chairman of NHS England and Chancellor of University of York
  2. Barbara Murphy, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Dean of Population Health, Mount Sinai Health System
  3. Erik Lium, PhD, Senior Vice President, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners
  4. Brent Stackhouse, Vice President, Mount Sinai Ventures
  5. Rosalind Wright, MD, Dean of Translation Biomedical Research, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Mount Sinai Health System
  6. Robert Wright, MD, Chair of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Mount Sinai Health System


For more information, please contact Meghan Hagberg at mhagberg@bciu.org or +1-212-490-0460.


Biographical Information

Sir Malcolm Grant CBE

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant CBE was appointed as the Chairman of NHS Englang in 2011. He concurrently serves as Chancellor of the University of York and was President and Provost of University College London (UCL) from 2003 to 2013.

Prior to this role, Sir Malcolm was pro-vice chancellor of Cambridge University from 2002 to 2003, and served as the Head of the Land Economy Department from 1991 to 2003, specializing in planning, property and environmental law. Previously, he served as Chair of the Local Government Commission for England from 1996 to 2001.

Sir Malcolm also serves as a barrister and is a Bencher of Middle Temple. Sir Malcolm received his Doctorate in Law from the University of Otago in 1986, where he previously gained his Masters in Law in 1973.


Dr. Erik Lium

Erik Lium serves as Senior Vice President for Mount Sinai Innovation Partners. In this role, he is responsible for advancing Mount Sinai’s research, instruction, and public service missions through strategic research partnerships with industry, commercialization of Mount Sinai technologies, and fostering the development of start-ups to advance technological innovations.

Prior to this role, Dr. Lium was the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Innovation, Technology and Alliances at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) until 2014. He previously served as President of LabVelocity Inc., an Information Services Company focused on accelerating R&D in the life sciences until 2004.   

Dr. Lium earned his Doctorate of Philosophy with honors in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies from Colombia University in 1997. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Gonzaga University in 1990.


Dr. Barbara Murphy

Barbara Murphy serves as Chair of the Department of Medicine for Mount Sinai Health System and Dean for Clinical Integration and Population Health. She concurrently serves as the Councilor of the American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Murphy received the distinguished Jacobi Medallion and was named Nephrologist of the Year by the American Kidney Fund in 2014 and 2011 respectively. She was also awarded the Young Investigator Award in Basic Science by the American Society of Transplantation in 2003. 

Dr. Murphy completed her postdoctoral training with a fellowship in Nephrology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with the Harvard Medical School, and a fellowship in Clinical Nephrology at Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Murphy received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.


Dr. Robert O. Wright

Robert O. Wright chairs the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He concurrently serves as the Director of the New Institute for Exposomic Research and Principal Investigator of an ongoing longitudinal birth cohort in Mexico City in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Wright served as the Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School until 2012. Dr. Wright founded and directs the Senator Frank Lautenberg Laboratory of Environmental Health Sciences at Mount Sinai. He is also the founder of the Metals Assessment Targeting Community Health (MATCH) study in Creek, Oklahoma, focusing on the role of environmental chemical mixtures on child health and development.

Dr. Wright completed his residency in Pediatrics at Northwestern University, along with fellowships in Toxicology, Environmental and Genetic Epidemiology at Harvard University. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Michigan Medical School and his Bachelor of Science from University of Michigan-Dearborn.


Dr. Rosalind J. Wright

Rosalind J. Wright is the Dean for Translational Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also serves as Professor of Children’s Health Research and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai and Kravis Children’s Hospital respectively.

Prior to this role, Dr. Wright worked with the clinical faculty at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the research faculty at the Brigham Women’s Hospital with Harvard Medical School from 1997 to 2012.

Dr. Wright received her Masters in Public Health and completed her fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received training in Internal Medicine as a resident at Northwestern University. Dr. Wright received her Doctorate in Medicine from University of Michigan Medical School in 1989 and her Bachelors of Science in Human Genetics from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.