Course 3: Physician-Scientist Careers and Collaborations With Industry

Professional Development Course: Early Career Level (Student, Resident, Trainee, Postdoc Fellow) & Early to Mid-Career Level

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Physician-scientists and clinician-investigators may have interest in career paths where clinical research takes a central focus, whether in academia or in industry. During the session we describe the roles and responsibilities of physicians in research and development teams in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. We will discuss how certain academic research programs, involving individual lab, multi-center or consortium studies, can be well-equipped to answer some of the questions that both academic and industry investigators have in common with respect to developing therapeutics for neurologic diseases. 

Chair: Ludy Shih, MD, MMSc

Co-Chair: Andrew Siderowf, MD, MSCE


  • To identify the needs of medical and scientific directors within research and development teams in industry and how they can involve academic-industry collaborations.

  • To describe which kinds of scientific gaps in knowledge are amenable to academic-industry collaborations and give examples and characteristics of rigorous and well-designed academic research programs that make such collaborations more fruitful.

Academia-Industry Collaborations in Clinical Trial Readiness

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Physician-Scientists in Industry: An Inside View

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Scientist Careers and Collaborations with Industry

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM