Wednesday October 7, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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The program will be held at the

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus
Biotechnology Building, 
110 8th St
Troy, NY 12180  


Kelly Reardon-Sleicher 
Paul J. '69 & Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship 

2015 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Paul A. Bleicher '76

Paul Bleicher, M.D., Ph.D., is the chief executive officer of OptumLabs, a health care research and innovation center. Prior to his current role, Dr. Bleicher was chief medical officer for Humedica, a next-generation clinical informatics company that was acquired by Optum in January 2013. In that role, he was involved in all aspects of medical informatics, data analytics privacy and regulatory compliance, and product development.

From 1997 to 2008 he founded Phase Forward, a leading provider of clinical trial data management and drug safety software, where he helped grow the organization from a concept to a publicly-traded company until its acquisition in 2010 by Oracle Corporation.

Dr. Bleicher received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rensselaer in 1976, and his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, specializing in cellular immunology. 

The William F. Glaser '53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year award salutes successful entrepreneurs who, in turn, are important role models for the students of Rensselaer. Those honored with the award bring the world of entrepreneurship into the classrooms and laboratories at Rensselaer, sharing their experience and wisdom with all students.