Gregory Katz
Associate Professor, ESSEC Institute of Health Economics and Management Department
Chaired Professor, ESSEC Chair of Therapeutic Innovation

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Education

Gregory KATZ – French
Associate ProfessorJoined ESSEC in 2003
Chaired Professor - ESSEC Chair of Therapeutic Innovation
Academic director, ESSEC Executive Master Strategy & Management of Health Industries
Co-Director, ESSEC Institute of Health Economics & Management
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), Université Paris-Sorbonne
Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD), Université Paris-Descartes
Master of Business Administration (MBA), ESSEC Business School

Biography
Gregory KATZ is chaired professor of the ESSEC Chair of Therapeutic Innovation at ESSEC Business School. He is the academic director of the Executive Master Strategy & Management of Health Industries. He is also co-director of the ESSEC Institute of Health Economics & Management. He holds a Doctorate in pharmacy (Université Paris-Descartes), a Doctorate in philosophy (Université Paris-Sorbonne), and a Master of Business Administration (ESSEC business school). His teaching activities focus on leadership and innovation management in health organizations. His publications focus on the socio-economic impact of biomedical innovations, especially in the field of genomics and stem cell biobanking. As principal investigator, he has published a number of articles in health policy and medical journals. In 2002, he published a book, Le Chiffre de la vie : réconcilier la génétique et l’humanisme (Editions du Seuil). He is a member of several journal editorial boards including Philosophy of Management and the International J of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing. He was a visiting professor at INSEAD (Singapore) in 2004 and at Bocconi University SDA (Italy) in 2006. He regularly advises public and private organizations in the health sector (hospitals, pharmaceutical firms, health insurance companies and medical device manufacturers). From 2004 to 2009, he was co-founder and elected vice-president of Eurocord, an international platform specialized in clinical research on cord blood stem cell transplantation. For public health issues, he is invited on expert panels by the French Senate, the Conseil d’Etat, the French Health Ministry and the European Parliament. He was the 2008 winner of the San Benedetto Prize awarded by the Fondazione Sublacense for his achievements in bioethics and humanism. Since 2011, he is an Institutional Review Board member in France. From 2009-2012, Gregory KATZ has served as a board member of the European School of Surgery. A part from his academic activities, he works for Générale de Santé as director of the Fondation Générale de Santé, a non-profit initiative promoting healthcare innovation through public-private partnerships. The Fondation received the Grande Cause Nationale 2009 label issued by the French Prime Minister, and the Jury Special Award 2012 from the French Fédération de l’Hospitalisation Privée. Since 2012, he is chairman of the board of GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines' innovation fund.
Research Areas
Areas

- Health technologies in the era of personal genomics

- Tissue economies & stem cell biobanking

- Impact of genomics on organizational behavior



Sectors

Health industry, including:

- pharmaceutical

- medical device

- health insurance

- hospital organizations



Academic Publications
Books
  Le Chiffre de la vie - Réconcilier la génétique et l'humanisme.  : Seuil, 2002


Articles
  "Banking cord blood stem cells: attitude and knowledge of pregnant women in five European countries" (G. Katz, A. Mills, J. Garcia, K. Hooper, C. Mcguckin, A. Platz, P. Rebulla, E. Salvaterra, A. Schmidt, M. Torrabadella), Transfusion, Mar 2011, Vol. 51, Issue 3, p. 578‑586
  "Cord Blood Banking in France: Reorganizing the National Network" (G. Katz, A. Mills), Transfusion and Apheresis Science, Jun 2010, Issue 42, p. 307‑316
  "Quel statut pour les banques de sang de cordon ombilical ?" (L. Marville, I. Haye, G. Katz), Médecine & Droit, May 2010, Issue 102, p. 81‑85
  "Whistleblowing in French Corporations: Anatomy of a National Taboo" (G. Katz, M. Lenglet), Philosophy of Management, Apr 2010, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p. 103‑122
  "Implication of Genetic Testing for Health Policy" (G. Katz, S. Schweitzer), Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, Feb 2010, Vol. X, Issue 1, p. 90‑134
  "Cord Blood Banking in France: Reorganizing the National Network" (G. Katz, A. Mills), Transfusion and Apheresis Science, Dec 2009, Vol. 42, Issue 3, p. 307‑316
  "The Hypothesis of a Genetic Protolanguage: an Epistemological Investigation" (G. Katz), Biosemiotics, Jan 2008, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 57‑73
  "Umbilical Cord Blood Banking:economic and therapeutic challenges" (G. Katz‑Benichou), International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, Feb 2007, Vol. 8, Issue 5, p. 464‑477
  "Du cordon à l'embryon : clefs socio-économiques en médecine régénérative" (G. Katz), Revue générale de droit médical, Jan 2007, Issue 27, p. 13‑23
  "La tamisage des naissances" (G. Katz‑Benichou), Cités, Nov 2006, Issue 28, p. 83‑94
  "Précaution et progrès" (G. Katz‑Benichou), AMIPS Info (Association des Médecins des Industries des Produits de Santé), Jan 2005, Issue 71
  "L'éthique sportive est-elle un instrument de marketing ?" (G. Katz‑Benichou), Revue Française de Gestion, May 2004, Vol. 30, Issue 150, p. 177‑192
  "Prix et dignité : quelle est la valeur de l'homme sans qualité ?" (G. Katz‑Benichou), Psychiatries, May 2004
  "L'invention de l'homme jetable" (G. Katz‑Benichou), Futuribles, Jan 2004, Issue 293, p. 11‑29
  "The Advent of the Genetic Quotient" (G. Katz‑Benichou), Diogenes, UNESCO, Jun 2002, Vol. 49, Issue 195, p. 20‑26
  "Contre la dérive des lois de bioéthique" (G. Katz‑Benichou), Revue Futuribles International, Apr 2002
  "Génèse et génétique" (G. Katz‑Benichou), Revue Européenne d'Etudes Juives, May 2001, Issue 31, p. 43‑52
  "Réflexion philosophique sur la privatisation du génome humain" (G. Katz‑Benichou), Cahiers du Comité Consultatif National d'Ethique, Jan 2000, Issue 25, p. 17‑26


Chapters
  Ma Santé demain 11 décideurs répondent. In: Pharmacie du débat. Paris (France) : Editions Jacob-Duvernet, 2008, p. 15-18
  L'art d'entreprendre. In: Pénurie de sang de cordon : les effets d'un retard culturel. Paris (France) : Pearson Education - Les Echos, 2008, p. 167-179
  Corps Normalisés. In: L'Inepte et l'Inapte. Bruxelles (Belgique) : De Boeck & Larcier, De Boeck. 2007, p. 313-330
  Vers la fin de l'homme ?. In: Comment transformer l'humain en sable ?. Bruxelles (Belgique) : Editions De Boeck, 2005, p. 127-144
  High-technology Clusters in France: Two Unusual Models. An Empirical Study. In: Health Policy and High-tech Industrial Development. Learning from Innovation in the Health Industry (with G. Viens). Northampton, MA (Etats-Unis) : Edwar Elgar Publishing, DI TOMMASO M.R., SCHWEITZER S.O.. 2005, p. 258-277


Awards and Distinctions

- Parrain de la Cérémonie de remise des diplômes de Docteur d'Etat en Pharmacie, sous le haut patronage et en présence du Chancelier des Universités, Université Paris-Descartes, 28 Janvier 2010.

- Laureate of the Premio San Benedetto awarded by the Fondazione Sublacenze for special achievements on bioethics and humanism, Subiaco, May 28, 2008, Italy.

- Fondation Générale de Santé, Label Grande Cause Nationale 2009 délivré par le Premier Ministre.

- Sélection FNAC du meilleur essai philosophique 2003, Le Chiffre de la vie : réconcilier la génétique et l'humanisme, Paris, Seuil, 2002.


Scientific Activities
Editorial Board Membership
  International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, Emerald
  Medic - Methodology & Education for Clinical Innovation, Pacini Editore Medicina
  Philosophy of Management, Libri Publishing
  Cités, Presses Universitaires de France


Conference Presentations
  "Régénération tissulaire, communauté et immunité", Séance Solennelle, Académie Nationale de Chirurgie, Paris, France, 22 Jan 2014
  "Stem Cell Economies and the Emergence of Bio-Insurance", Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine, Cell Society Europe, Marseille, France, 11 Nov 2013
  "Marketing Bio-insurance & Biobanking services", Conference of the International Committee for Insurance Medicine (ICLAM, International Committee for Insurance Medicine (ICLAM, Madrid, Spain, 28 May 2013
  "Community & Immunity: Tissue Economies and the Biobanking Dilemma", (with G. Katz). Mastering the legal and ethical challenges of present and future cell donation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Basel, Switzerland, 28 Mar 2012
  "Donating Cord Blood Stem Cells: Attitudes and Knowledge of Pregnant Women in five European Countries", (with P. Rebulla). World Cord Blood Congress, European School of Haematolgy, Marseille, France, 25 Nov 2010
  "Economic Models of Cord Blood Banks", Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells, European School of Haematology, Eurocord, CIBMTR, Anderson Medical Center, Paris, France, 19 Oct 2007
  "Whistleblowing in French Corporations: Anatomy of a National Taboo", (with M. Lenglett). Opening the Black Box: the Moral Foundations of Management Knowledge, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), 13 Oct 2006
  "Does the genetic code embed a protolanguage?", Language of Biology and Biology of Language, Institut de France, CNRS, Paris, France, 02 Dec 2005 (Linguistics, genomics, biosemiotics, biology, protolanguage)
  "The Ethics of Prudence and the Precautionary Principle: the Managerial Resonance of a Philosophical Legacy", Practicing Philosophy of Management, Saint-Anne College, Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 05 Jul 2004

Keynote Speeches

-Apprendre à désapprendre, Parrain de la Cérémonie des diplômes de Docteur d'Etat en Pharmacie, sous le patronage et en présence du Chancelier des Universités, Faculté des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques, Université Paris-Descartes, Paris, 28 janvier 2010.

-Cord Blood Banking & Stem Cell Research: Untying the Gordian Knot, European Intergroup of Bioethics, European Parliament, Strasbourg, April 14, 2006.

-De Dignitate Hominis, Laureate of the Premio San Benedetto awarded by the Fondazione Sublacenze for special achievements on bioethics and humanism, Subiaco, May 28, 2008, Italy.


- Reconciling Genetics and Humanism, Rimini Forum, Italy, September 2008.

-Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Economic and Therapeutic Challenges, St Elisabeth Oncological Institute, Bratislava, March 23, 2007, Slovakia.

-The future of pharmacogenomics in the biotech century, Université de Montreal, September 13, 2004.

-Peut-on réconcilier la génétique et l'humanisme?, Cérémonie d'ouverture de la Haute Ecole de Santé de Genève, Suisse, 12 Janvier 2003.

-The Globalization of Ethics: an utiopia?, Workshop on Business Ethics: an Oxymoron? INSEAD, Fontainebleau, October 15, 2003.

Peer-Reviewed Conferences

-Economic Models of Cord Blood Banks, Symposium on Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells, co-organized by the European School of Haematology, Eurocord, CIBMTR, Anderson Medical Center, Paris, 19-21 October 2007.

-Katz G, Lenglet M, Jenkins A, Whistleblowing in French Corporations: Anatomy of a National Taboo, Conference organized by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Opening the Black Box: the Moral Foundations of Management Knowledge, October 13-14, 2006.

-Does the genetic code embed a protolanguage? Interdisciplinary Workshop co-organized by the ESSEC, CNRS, ESPCI, RECIF, On Language of Biology and Biology of Language, Institut de France, Dec.2, 2005.

-The Ethics of Prudence and the Precautionary Principle: the Managerial Resonance of a Philosophical Legacy. Conference theme: Practising Philosophy of Management, Sainte-Anne College, Oxford, July 2004.

-Katz G, Viens G, High technology clusters in France: two differents models - an empiric study, Ferrara Health Industry Policy Forum, Italy, 2002.

-L'éthique sans conviction, Congrès des Sociétés de Philosophie de Langue Française, Thème : L'avenir de la Raison, devenir des rationalités, Septembre 2002, Nice, France.

-Sur la biologie cartésienne, Congrès des Sociétés de Philosophie de Langue Française, Thème : Bicentenaire de la mort de René Descartes, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Septembre 1996.


Affiliations and Academic Responsibilities

-Member of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics

-Member of the International Health Economics Association

-Member of the Academy of Management

-Member of the Academy Health

-Member of the World Marrow Donor Association

-Member of the European Haematology Association

-Member of the European Health Management Association

-Member of the European Bone Marrow Transplantation

-Membre de la Société Française d'Hématologie

-Membre de la Société Française et Francophone d'Ethique Médicale


Professional Experience

Since 2008: Executive Director of the Fondation Générale de Santé.

2004-2009: Co-founder and elected Vice-President of the Eurocord Association.

2003-2005: Deputy Director of the French National Hebraïc Bioethics Advisory Committee.

Useful Links
ESSEC Institute of Health Economics and Management
Chair of Therapeutic Innovation
Health Economics Institute
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