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Michael Alvarez

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Executive Director

Michael A. Alvarez is the Director of the MD Anderson Center for Professional Development and Entrepreneurship, which provides education and training for clinicians and researchers at the institution, and engages externally with organizations across multiple sectors to support the translation of knowledge, technologies, and expertise. Prior to this role, he founded and directed the Stanford School of Medicine Career Center, establishing relationships on behalf of the University, and developing innovative curricula and programs to support the professional advancement of medical and life science trainees.  Throughout more than 20 years, his professional experience spans both business and academic settings, including coaching and advising at Boston College, management consulting as part of Accenture's NYC practice, founding and directing the UCSF Career Center - serving all schools and disciplines - and providing independent consultation to life science companies in the areas of organizational design and business strategy.  He is widely sought for input and expert opinion on labor market trends, technology commercialization, and medical science training, and has written, reviewed, and published many articles on these topics in key venues.  Michael holds bachelors and master's degrees from Boston College, a certificate in Intellectual Property Management from the University of Washington, and studied business at IESE in Barcelona, Spain.  He is an Emeritus Chair of the Bay Bio Institute, supports bio-entrepreneurship as an advisor to early stage companies, and participates actively in life science associations through committees and boards both regionally and nationally.      


My Moderators Sessions

Wednesday, June 19

10:00am CDT