Tamar Krishnamurti to speak at Nobel Prize Summit

Tamar Krishnamurti, an assistant professor of medicine and clinical and translational science at Pitt’s School of Medicine and a $25,000 winner from the Pitt Innovation Challenge 2019, will participate in the first Nobel Prize Summit later this month.

Tamar KrishnamurtiThe virtual event from April 26 to 28 — titled “Our Planet, Our Future” —  will bring together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and youth leaders to explore the question: What can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity?

Krishnamurti will join others at 2:50 p.m. EDT April 26 for a panel session, “Many Avenues for Action,” on what's needed to start addressing major issues impacting our global wellness. The panel will include perspectives of three very different types of innovators, including Krishnamurti, whose PInCh award was for work on a mobile health platform to identify maternal mortality risk at a time when women need it most, providing real-time intervention delivery and connection to care.

The other panelist are Sir Richard John Roberts, who was co-winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing, and Rana el Kaliouby, a facial-recognition technology pioneer, winner of the 2015 Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards in Technology and author of “Girl Decoded.”

Speakers during the three-day event include the Dalai Lama; Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sir David Attenborough; former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and many more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nobelprize.org/events/nobel-prize-summit/2021