Promotion of Erik Lium, PhD
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
We are pleased to share the promotion of Erik Lium, PhD, to the position of Senior Vice President of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP) in the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Lium, who joined Mount Sinai in 2014 as Vice President of MSIP at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), has proven to be an outstanding leader and a driving force in Mount Sinai’s expanding innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Dr. Lium is responsible for advancing Mount Sinai’s research, educational, and public service missions through strategic partnerships with industry, the management, licensing and commercialization of Mount Sinai technologies, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship to advance promising early-stage technologies. A nationally recognized leader in innovation, public-private partnerships, licensing, and commercialization, Dr. Lium has led the expansion of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners as an engine for research development and commercialization, and has dramatically increased partnerships with pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device, and information technology companies for the commercialization of Mount Sinai discoveries to improve human health.
Prior to joining the Mount Sinai Health System, Dr. Lium held numerous positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Innovation, Technology and Alliances, Principal Investigator for the Bay Area National Science Foundation I-Corps node, and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research. He also served as President of LabVelocity Inc., an information services company focused on accelerating research and development in the life sciences.
Dr. Lium earned his PhD in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies at Columbia University, and pursued post-doctoral training at UCSF.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lium and the entire MSIP team for their extraordinary accomplishments over the past two years.