Klick Health marked the recent return of its award-winning MUSE event series to New York City for the third year with an unprecedented line-up of presenters at the spectacular One World Observatory.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama brought her inspirational voice on a variety of issues to the modern-day adaptation of the salon, designed to inspire the life sciences community and bring together people who are bravely pushing the boundaries of what’s possible at the intersection of art, science, and technology.
Klick Co-Founder and CEO Leerom Segal, who moderated the discussion with the former First Lady, said, “Mrs. Obama is an iconic and authentic role model who has championed so many important causes, including children’s health and education. She has inspired the world and we are honored to have her at Klick’s MUSE event.”
The event also featured fascinating panel discussions on Gene Therapy, Exponential Technologies, and Immunotherapy with some of the most brilliant minds in life sciences today—Amazon Vice President and Google Glass creator Babak Parviz; Alnylam Pharmaceuticals CEO and BIO Chair John Maraganore; and President, Chief Scientific Officer, and co-founder of Regeneron Laboratories George Yancopoulos to name but a few—each more impressive than the next.
Bringing the multi-sensory evening of inspiration full circle, 10-year-old kidney transplant recipient and America’s Got Talent runner-up Angelica Hale wowed the over 500 healthcare professionals in attendance with her powerhouse vocals, while nine-time Grammy Award winner and breast cancer survivor, Sheryl Crow, rocked the stage later that night, performing all of her hit songs during the private MUSE concert.
Segal said, “We are big fans of Sheryl’s both on and off the stage. Just as her music has left an indelible mark on popular music, her steadfast commitment to promoting early cancer detection and helping save lives serves as an inspiration to us all.”