Hollie Schmidt, MS

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Hollie Schmidt is the Vice President of Scientific Operations at Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. She co-chairs the Research Committee of iConquerMS, a virtual participatory research network for MS established to perform and support patient-centered research in MS. In this role she works to promote patient engagement throughout the research process and to develop research collaborations on topics of interest to people with MS. She founded and leads the MS Minority Research Engagement Partnership Network, a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at promoting racial and ethnic diversity in MS research studies. She has also provided top-level direction of ACP's MS Repository, which provides highly-characterized biospecimens from people with demyelinating diseases and controls to scientists worldwide.

Before joining Accelerated Cure Project, Ms. Schmidt's endeavors included co-founding a management consulting firm and two software companies. Ms. Schmidt has an MS in Management, as well as a BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Schmidt is active in MIT alumni efforts and has served as chair of the Technology Day Committee and member of the Global Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum, and is currently an Educational Council member and screening panelist for the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. She also serves on the Institutional Review Board of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a board member for the International FOP Association, and is Secretary for the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition.
Speaking In
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
Tuesday, June 14
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