Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminars

The Utah CCTS sponsors the Health Science Entrepreneurship Seminar Series, a monthly meeting featuring successful and engaging scientist who have proven experience in the entrepreneurial ventures, sharing their stories via webcast and broadcasted to the HSEB building in room HSEB 4100C or 5100C on the secont friday of the month at 12 pm.

The seminar series is a collaboration among the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and the University of Utah (all Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program institutions), and University of Tennessee Health Science Center. HSE Seminar Series presentations are scheduled for the second Friday of each month.

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Upcoming Seminars

Date Speaker Topic
Dec 14, 2018 Chris West
President of ZeroTo510, University of Tennessee
Title:What We've Learned in Life Science Innovation: Practical Tips in Translational Research
January 11, 2019 Jim Baxendale
Founder and Director of HealthTech Arkansas
Title:University/Hospital Innovators and Technology Transfer
February 8, 2019 Michael S. Kay, MD,PhD
Professor of Biochemistry, University of Utah
Title:D-Peptides Inhibitors: Empowering Nature's Fragile Warriors
April 12, 2019 Jeff Stinson, CPA, MBA
Founder and Director of HealthTech Arkansas
Title:HealthTech Arkansas and its Contributions to Healthcare Innovation in Arkansas
May 10, 2019 Mark Liles, PhD
Biological Science Professor, Auburn University
Title:Lesson From an Academic in Avoiding the Ditches and Valleys of Commercial Death
September 13, 2019 Sharon C. Ballard, President/CEO, EnableVentures, Inc & Nushores Biosciences LLC Title:Leveraging Non-Dilutive Federal Funding To Springboard Science/Technology Ventures
October 11, 2019 Mariam Grojian, New Ventures Manager. Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Kentucky Title: Executives on roster(XOR): Best Practices and Talent Matching
November 8, 2019 Karim Budhwani, PhD
CEO-Scientist, Elixir International, Visiting Scienctist, University of Alabama Birmingham
Title:Leading the Innovation and New Knowledge Driven Economy of the Future
December 13, 2019 Noah Asher, BBA
CEO, Co-founder, Vascugenix  ( Medical Device Start-up) National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program
Title:Finding Success Trhough Failure:An Entrepreneurship Journey
January 10, 2020 Monica M. Jablonksi, PhD
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at OcculoTherapy, LLC Anatomy & Neurobiology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
Title:The First Step is Always the Hardest
February 14, 2020  Kai Kuck, PhD, ME
Director of Bioengineering and Professor of Anesthesiology University of Utah
Title: Health Science Entrepreneurship in a Changing World: From Research to Impact-Medical Device and Innovation
March 26, 2020 John Chavez, MBA
New Mexico Angels, President Phase One Ventures, Managing Partner NMA Ventures

Title: Moving Medical Technology From The Lab To The Market 

March 26, 2020. 10:00 am Ian McClure, JD, Liz Knapp, MS, and Almesha Cambpell. University of Kentucky

Title: EnRICH Program Inaugural Year- Looking for Champions and Collaborators

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