The Landmark Ideas Series is an event series led by CHIP that features thought-leaders across health care, informatics, IT, science, astrophysics, and more. It is a unique nexus of ideas and concepts with intentionally curated speakers and topics. The Landmark Ideas Series features those who have changed and continues to change the course of history.

Upcoming Events

Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH

Speaker: Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, at CEO at Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Former Director, CDC

Date: April 3, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk details will be forthcoming.

Karen Copenhaver

Speaker: Karen Copenhaver, Legal Counsel at The Linux Foundation at

Date: May 1, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Using Licensing to Maximize Innovation in The Open Source Software Ecosystem.

Alex Wiltschko, PhD

Speaker: Alex Wiltschko, PhD, CEO of Osmo, and an entrepreneur in residence at GV

Date: June 15, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: The Cognitive Revolution: Entering an Era of Automating Both Muscles and Minds.

W. Ian Lipkin, MD

Speaker: W. Ian Lipkin, MD, Renowned virus hunter and Director for the Center of Infection and Immunity at Columbia University at

Date: October 5, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk details will be forthcoming.

Rick Berke

Speaker: Rick Berke, Co-Founder & Executive Editor at STAT

Date: November 2, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk details will be forthcoming.


Speaker: Thom Mayer, Medical Director at NFL Players Association

Date: December 7, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk details will be forthcoming.

Mollyann Brodie, PhD

Speaker: Mollyann Brodie, PhD, Director of Public Opinion and Survey Research Program at Kaiser Family Foundation

Date: January 29, 2024 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk details will be forthcoming.

Toby Cosgrove, MD

Speaker: Toby Cosgrove, MD, Former CEO and current Executive Advisor at Cleveland Clinic

Date: February 12, 2024 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk details will be forthcoming.

Previous Events

Dr. Ran Balicer

Speaker: Ran Bailcer, MD, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer at Clalit Health Services

Date: March 9, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: AI in healthcare: Dreams, hallucinations, and useful practices.

Allan Brandt, PhD (Video Available)

Speaker: Allan Brandt, PhD, Leading Historian of Medicine and Science. University Professor at Harvard University at Harvard University

Date: February 9, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: Enduring Stigma: Historical Perspectives on Disease Meanings and Their Impacts.

Dr. Rich Miner (Video Available)

Speaker: Rich Miner, PhD , Android Co-founder; Co-founder at GV

Date: January 12, 2023 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Dr. Mandl and Dr. Miner had a fireside chat.

Ray Kurzweil (Video Available)

Speaker: Ray Kurzweil, Inventor and Futurist at Google and Kurzweil AI

Date: December 5, 2022 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Topic: Rewriting Biology with Artificial Intelligence.

Mihaela van der Schaar (Video Available)

Speaker: Mihaela van der Schaar, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge

Date: October 3, 2022 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Topic: Machine Learning and Revolutionizing Healthcare.

Dr. Derrick Rossi, PhD (Video Available)

Speaker: Derrick Rossi, PhD, at Harvard Medical School

Date: September 19, 2022 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Title: Stem Cell Science and the Genesis of New Therapeutic Strategies for Patients.

Vinay Prasad, MD (Video Available)

Speaker: Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, American Hematologist-Oncologist and Health Researcher, Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco

Date: May 5, 2022 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Medical Reversal: Why 46% of What Doctors Think Is Wrong In this lecture we will talk about the rate with which medical practices are widely adopted and later found to be lacking. We will explore some of the causes and solutions.

Dr. Rob Knight (Video Available)

Speaker: Rob Knight, PhD, Co-founder at The American Gut Project

Date: March 17, 2022 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Talk Topic: Linking Human and Environmental Microbiomes for Health.

Genomic Approaches to Cancer Precision Medicine (Video Available)

Speaker: Todd Golub, MD, Director of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard

Date: February 17, 2022 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Genomic Approaches to Cancer Precision Medicine

Dr. Golub presented findings from his laboratory and the Broad Institute Cancer Program utilizing large-scale pre-clinical models for therapeutic target discovery and approaches to cancer precision medicine. 

Envisioning Clinical Evidence Generation of the Future (Video Available)

Speaker: Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, President of Clinical Studies Platforms at Verily

Date: January 20, 2022 at 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Clinical research is undergoing a major shift, as regulators and sponsors move towards continuous evidence generation to study how interventions perform over time. In this talk, we’ll explore what’s accelerating this trend, how new tools and technologies are advancing the space, and how it can ultimately enable more personalized care.