James Watson

Dr. James Watson is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, chancellor emeritus of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and 2011 inductee to the Irish America Hall of Fame. He was one of the key co-discoverers who unraveled the structure of the DNA while a student at Cambridge University, one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century. It resulted in a Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1962....


Fionnuala Walsh

Dr. Fionnuala Walsh is the senior vice president of global quality for Eli Lilly and Company, having joined the company in 1988 at its manufacturing site in Kinsale, Ireland. Throughout her time at Lilly, Fionnuala has held numerous positions in everything from technical services and laboratory analytics to management positions in the manufacturing science and technology sector and has held her...


Lawrence G. Smith

Lawrence G. Smith, M.D., M.A.C.P., is the Executive vice president and physician-in-chief of North Shore-LIJ Health System, and dean of Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. As physician-in-chief, Dr. Smith is the health system’s senior physician on all clinical issues. He previously served as North Shore-LIJ’s chief medical officer. Dr. Smith is the founding dean of the Hofstra North...

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Michael Sheehan

Dr.  Michael Sheehan is an Irish-born psychiatrist who immigrated to the U.S. in 1987 to work at the University of South Florida as Director of their Substance Abuse Recovery Program. Since 1993, he has been Medical Director of Operation PAR, the largest drug treatment program in West Florida and has maintained a busy private practice. He attended medical school at University College Dublin,...

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David Sheehan

Dr. David Sheehan is Distinguished University Health Professor Emeritus at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He was Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychiatric Research and Director of the Depression and Anxiety Disorders Research Institute at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida College of Arts...