Erik Lium, PhD, Promoted to Executive Vice President of Mount Sinai Innovation PartnersJuly 03, 2018
The Mount Sinai Health System has announced Erik Lium, PhD, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP). His new, expanded role will include broad responsibilities for innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship across the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Lium joined Mount Sinai as Vice President of MSIP in 2014 and was named Senior Vice President in 2016. Earlier, he held positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), including Assistant Vice Chancellor of Innovation, Technology and Alliances; UCSF Principal Investigator for the Bay Area National Science Foundation I-Corps node; and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research. He also served as Founder and President of LabVelocity Inc., information services company focused on accelerating research and development in the life sciences.
Dr. Lium earned his PhD in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies at Columbia University and pursued post-doctoral training at UCSF.
About Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP)
MSIP is responsible for driving the real-world application and commercialization of Mount Sinai discoveries and inventions, and the development of research partnerships with industry. Our aim is to translate discoveries and inventions into health care products and services that benefit patients and society. MSIP is accountable for the full spectrum of commercialization activities required to bring Mount Sinai inventions to life. These activities include evaluating, patenting, marketing and licensing new technologies building research, collaborations and partnerships with commercial and nonprofit entities, material transfer and confidentiality, coaching innovators to advance commercially-relevant translational discoveries, and actively fostering an ecosystem of entrepreneurship within the Mount Sinai research and health system communities. For more information, visit www.ip.mountsinai.org.