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A recording of the latest PFI Med Tech Forum event on March 29, 2012 at UC Davis Health System is available below, and includes voice recordings & presentation slides.


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PFI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FORUM

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

RSVP link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/814390/pfi-medtech-forum-march-29-2012

Education Building, Room 1204, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X St., Sacramento

Parking: Free parking will be available in Lots 12 and 14.


Join us for an evening of presentations and discussions on unmet medical needs and medical technology commercialization. Network with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students (including law, business and engineering), healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, engineering, and others interested in medical technology commercialization.


Program


5:00 p.m.        Networking

5:30 p.m.        Opening Remarks: Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A.

                        Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences, UC Davis

                        Dean, School of Medicine

5:40 p.m.        Keynote Speaker

Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Technologies and Alliances

Director, Center for Health and Technology, UC Davis Health System

6:25 p.m.        “Using Technology to Improve Access to Dermatology”

April W. Armstrong, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Clinical Research Unit and Teledermatology Program, Department of Dermatology, UC Davis Health System

6:40 p.m.        “Medical Company Rollercoaster: The Narrow Margin Between Failure and Success”

                        Stephen Fry, Ph.D.

                        President, Strategic Business Development, Inc. (SBDI)

7:25 p.m.        Adjourn



SPEAKERS’ BIOS


Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Health System

Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences, UC Davis

Dean, School of Medicine

Dr. Claire Pomeroy is an expert in infectious diseases and a professor of internal medicine and microbiology and immunology. She oversees UC Davis Health System and all of its academic, research and clinical programs, including the School of Medicine, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the 800-member physician practice group and the 631-bed acute-care hospital known as UC Davis Medical Center. With nearly 10,000 employees, over 850 students, an operating budget of more than $1.7 billion, $200 million in outside research funding and 900,000 outpatient visits each year, UC Davis Health System is a major contributor to the health care and economy of the Sacramento region.

With an emphasis on academic excellence and social responsibility, Pomeroy fosters an institutional commitment to address the social determinants of health. She founded the Center for Reducing Health Disparities and led the establishment of Rural-PRIME, a program specifically designed to prepare physicians to practice in underserved rural communities. Addressing disparities in gender medicine, Pomeroy is principal investigator for the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program. She is principal investigator for the NSF-funded Partnerships for Innovation grant, which is dedicated to collaborative initiatives to advance scientific discoveries to the marketplace.

Pomeroy has a special interest in health-care policy, and has led efforts to advance electronic health records to improve health care. She is a member of the Independent Citizens Oversight Commission that governs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Active in the national arena, she was elected in 2011 to the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences. She is chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers, chair of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges, on the Board of Directors for the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health Advisory Committee, on the Board of Governors for the Foundation for Biomedical Research and member-at-large of the medical sciences section for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

 


Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Technologies and Alliances

Director, Center for Health and Technology, UC Davis Health System

Dr. Thomas S. Nesbitt, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, is responsible for advancing the UC Davis Health System’s excellence in telemedicine. Toward that goal, he works closely with leaders throughout the state in developing partnerships with regional hospitals, clinics and centers to expand access to quality health care and create a statewide broadband telehealth network. He also ensures that faculty and staff excel at using innovative technologies to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art medical care.

Nesbitt is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine who specializes in rural health and using advanced telecommunications technologies to improve access to medical education and care. As founding director of the Center for Health and Technology, he oversees UC Davis’ telemedicine, distance learning and medical informatics programs. A key focus of the center is assuring interaction among physicians, educators, information technology and communications specialists, engineers and researchers. The multidisciplinary collaboratives he establishes are responsible for leveraging new telecommunications technologies to improve access to high-quality patient care, information resources and medical education opportunities.

A vigorous and thoughtful contributor to public health and disaster planning, Nesbitt is a highly regarded expert on projects involving telemedicine. He is chief scientist for the UC Davis Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS @ Davis). This consortium of four UC campuses creates information technology solutions our most pressing social, environmental and health-care problems.

Nesbitt also works closely with UC Office of the President, health-care policy leaders and senior staff from the state of California to implement Proposition 1D and the California Telehealth Network. The proposition, passed by California voters in November 2006, directs $200 million in building and equipment funds to the University of California to expand medical education with an emphasis in telemedicine. As co-director of the California Telehealth Network, funded by the Rural Healthcare Division of the Federal Communications Commission, Nesbitt oversees the deployment of a statewide telecommunications program that will link over 800 sites on a “digital health highway.” Together, these initiatives will greatly expand access to health-care services for many patients and families in rural regions of the state.

 

 

April W. Armstrong, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Director, Clinical Research Unit and Teledermatology Program, Department of Dermatology, UC Davis Health System

Dr. April Armstrong is Assistant Professor of Dermatology, and Director of the Clinical Research Unit and Teledermatology Program at the Department of Dermatology. Board certified in dermatology, Dr. Armstrong completed her medical education at Harvard Medical School, training at the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program and post-graduate education at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Armstrong’s clinical expertise lies in psoriasis. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for psoriasis patients and making available to them the latest treatment options, routinely receiving referrals from colleagues for patients with severe psoriasis. Her research focuses on understanding comorbid conditions in psoriasis patients and how to adopt a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to caring for psoriasis patients. Armstrong is also interested in comparative effectiveness research with an emphasis on investigating effective and safe use of systemic therapies for psoriasis patients.

Internationally recognized for her efforts in telehealth, Armstrong utilizes telehealth technology to provide dermatology consultations to remote communities and underserved populations. Armstrong cares for underserved patients from all corners of California through real-time, videoconferencing teledermatology and store-and-forward teledermatology.

Armstrong is committed to and actively engaged in health outcomes research in telehealth and chronic inflammatory skin diseases, including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. She is interested in examining ways by which new therapies and healthcare models improve patients’ disease states, quality of life, and their access to medical care. She conducts rigorous clinical studies that test new, technology-enabled models of healthcare delivery aimed at increasing patient access to specialty care. Armstrong has led multiple investigator-initiated studies that use health information technology to improve outcomes in dermatology patients.

Dr. April Armstrong’s research in psoriasis and telehealth is published regularly in peer-reviewed medical journals. Her research is funded by the Dermatology Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, California Healthcare Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institutes of Health.

 


Stephen Fry, Ph.D.

President, Strategic Business Development, Inc. (SBDI)

Dr. Stephen Fry is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience in venture capital, consulting, medical device startups, and corporate management in the medical device industry.

Most recently, Dr. Fry served as Managing General Partner of BioMedical Innovations, Ltd., a Zurich, Switzerland-based venture capital firm focused on med-tech investments in Europe and Israel. As CEO of Bioscan Technologies, Ltd. In Haifa, Israel (a BioMedical Innovations portfolio company), Dr. Fry completed development and obtained CE-Mark for the company’s first products, initiated a first-in-man clinical study, and submitted a 510(k) to the FDA for clearance of the LightWire and ArteroScan systems, which enable interventional cardiologists to monitor apposition in real-time during stent expansion.

Member of the team that managed the acquisition of Jomed, Dr. Fry was VP of R&D and CTO of Volcano Corporation, where he led the development and commercialization of more than a dozen products, including Virtual Histology and new catheters, guidewires and systems for intravascular ultrasound and functional measurement, which have formed the core of Volcano’s interventional cardiology business, accounting for more than $300M in revenue and resulting in Volcano’s $1.5B market cap.

Dr. Fry has served as Chairman, Director, or CEO of several startups in interventional cardiology, interventional radiology and radiation oncology. He was co-founder and initial CEO of EndiCOR Medical, sold to EV3; joint venture partner (with Titan Corporation) and CEO of TomoTherapeutics, sold to a urology company; founder, Chairman and CEO of CardioCavitational Systems, licensed to Tissue Regeneration Technologies, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of iMRI, a UC San Francisco spin-off.

In addition, Dr. Fry has provided business development services to more than 100 medical device companies over the past 25 years, through his consulting firm, SBDI. He has extensive technical background and direct experience in development and commercialization of a variety of medical technologies, including catheters, guidewires, endoscopes and imaging systems, biomedical sensors, surgical lasers, implantables, diagnostic systems, and therapeutic devices.

Dr. Fry received a Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics (lasers and optics), a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Physics, all from UCLA, as well as an M.B.A. in Financial Analysis from National University. He has published extensively, authored or co-authored 9 books and several book chapters, and is an inventor on 7 issued patents.





Recording from the Partnerships for Innovation Med Tech Forum, Nov. 30, 2011 now available:


Partnerships for Innovation Med Tech Forum, Nov. 30, 2011

Date: November 30, 2011, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: UC Davis Education Building, 1st Floor, Rm. 1222, 4501 X St., Sacramento

Join us for an evening of presentations and discussions on unmet medical needs and medical technology commercialization. Network with faculty, students (law, business, engineering, etc), postdoctoral researchers, residents, other healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, engineers, and business executives.

The Forum will include networking, presentations by distinguished speakers, and an Intellectual Property Panel on the new America Invents Act:

  • 5:00 PM NETWORKING
  • 5:30 PM OPENING REMARKS: Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A., CEO, UC Davis Health System, UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences, Dean, School of Medicine, Principal Investigator of the Partnerships for Innovation program at UC Davis
  • 5:40 PM INVITED SPEAKER: Julio Palmaz, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Scientist, Palmaz Scientific; Ashbel Smith Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • 6:25 PM UNMET MEDICAL NEEDS IN VASCULAR MEDICINE: John Laird, M.D., Medical Director, UC Davis Vascular Center; Professor of Medicine, UC Davis Health System 

RSVP at the following link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/689250/pfi-forum-nov-30-2011


SAVE THE DATE: The next PFI Med Tech Forum is scheduled for March 29, 2012.



Partnerships for Innovation Forum, 7 September 2011

Date: September 7, 2011, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: UC Davis Education Building, 1st Floor, 4501 X St., Sacramento

The PFI MTCC Forum will facilitate networking and interactions among students, postdoctoral researchers, clinicians, faculty, entrepreneurs, and others interested in medical technology commercialization.

The Forum will include networking and presentations by distinguished speakers:

To attend the forum, please RSVP at the following link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/606869/a7ia1


Pictures from July 21 PFI Forum

Dean Claire Pomeroy and PFI Commercialization Plan Award winners Paul Henderson and George Cimino, of Accelerated Medical Diagnostics (not pictured: Chong-Xian Pan, Candice Gelner, Jamin Horn, Andrea Hsu)   
Dean Claire Pomeroy and PFI Commercialization Plan Award winners Paul Henderson and George Cimino of Accelerated Medical Diagnostics (not pictured: Chong-Xian Pan, Candice Gelner, Jamin Horn, Andrea Hsu)

   
Dean Claire Pomeroy and PFI Commercialization Plan Award winners Julia Choi, Greg McParland, Michael Howland, and Timothy Kwa of ZinApt (not pictured: Alexander Revzin, Brian Eller)


Dean Claire Pomeroy and PFI Commercialization Plan Award winners Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu, Angela Courtney, John Bishop, and Steve Barnett of Advanced Tissue Diagnostics (not pictured: Steve Lane, Adam Lunceford)



Dean Claire Pomeroy and Entrepreneur-in-Readiness George Cimino (Accelerated Medical Diagnostics)


Dean Claire Pomeroy and Entrepreneur-in-Readiness Greg McParland (ZinApt)

Dean Claire Pomeroy and Entrepreneur-in-Readiness Steve Barnett (Advanced Tissue Diagnostics)



Partnerships for Innovation Forum, 21 July 2011

Date: July 21, 2011, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: UC Davis Cancer Center auditorium, 4501 X St., Sacramento

The second PFI MTCC Forum has been rescheduled for July 21, 2011. The forums will engage, educate, and challenge the region’s creative minds interested in medical technology innovation, via networking, invited talks on medical technology commercialization and presentations on unmet medical needs. Speakers will include clinicians, medical technology inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, and investors. The forums will facilitate networking and interactions among students, postdoctoral researchers, clinicians, faculty, entrepreneurs, and others interested in medical technology commercialization.

The Forum on July 21 will be dedicated to celebrating three teams receiving PFI Commercialization Plan Awards ($15,000 direct funds for each team) and recognizing the efforts of three Entrepreneurs-in-Readiness who volunteered their time to work with PFI teams.

  • Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A., CEO, UC Davis Health System, UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences, Dean, School of Medicine

  • Invited speaker: Mark Zetter, PhD

  • Steve Barnett, Ph.D., M.B.A., President, Barnett Technical Services; PFI Entrepreneur-in-Readiness (EIR):  “Advanced Tissue Diagnostics” 

  • Paul Henderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCDHS and Founder of Accelerated Medical Diagnostics:  “Accelerated Medical Diagnostics – Ultrasensitive Diagnostics for Chemotherapy Resistance”

  • Timothy Kwa, Ph.D. Student, Revzin Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis, Interim CTO, and Co-Founder of ZinApt  & 

  • Michael Howland, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis, CSO and Interim CEO, Co-Founder of ZinApt : “ZinApt – A New Diagnostic Tool for Rapid Detection of Infectious Diseases”

  • PFI Commercialization Plan Awards for teams:

  1.    Accelerated Medical Diagnostics
  • a.     George D. Cimino, Ph.D., EIR

    b.     Candice Gellner, Student, CSUS

    c.      Paul T.  Henderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCDHS and Founder

    d.     Jamin Horn, Student, UC Davis School of Law

    e.     Andrea Hsu, Student, UC Davis School of Law

    f.      Chong-Xian Pan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCDHS

    2.    Advanced Tissue Diagnostics

    a.     Steven M. Barnett, Ph.D., M.B.A., EIR

    b.     John Bishop, M.D., Professor, Director of Anatomic Pathology, UCDHS

    c.      Angela Courtney, D.V.M., Resident, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

    d.     Stephen Lane, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology, UC Davis

    e.     Adam Lunceford, Ph.D., J.D., Student, UC Davis School of Law

    f.      Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Residence, Dept. of Pathology, Facilities Director, Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology

    3.    ZinApt

    a.     Julia Choi, Ph.D., Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

    b.     Brian Eller, J.D., Student, UC Davis School of Law

    c.      Michael Howland, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering

    d.     Timothy Kwa, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

    e.     Greg McParland, EIR

    f.      Alexander Revzin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis

    Certificates of Appreciation for PFI Entrepreneurs-in-Readiness:

    1.     George D. Cimino, Ph.D.

    2.     Steven M. Barnett, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    3.     Greg McParland


To attend the forum, please RSVP at the following link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/585656/pfi-july-21-2011.




Partnerships for Innovation 21 April 2011 from CBST on Vimeo.

This is the first in a series of four PFI MTCC Forums scheduled for 2011 (April 19, June 9, September 28, and November 30). The forums will engage, educate, and challenge the region’s creative minds interested in medical technology innovation, via networking, invited talks on medical technology commercialization and presentations on unmet medical needs. Speakers will include clinicians, medical technology inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, and investors. The forums will facilitate networking and interactions among students, postdoctoral researchers, clinicians, faculty, entrepreneurs, and others interested in medical technology commercialization.

The Forum will include networking and presentations by distinguished speakers:

  • Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A., CEO, UC Davis Health System, UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences, Dean, School of Medicine
  • Gabriela Lee, M.B.A., M.S., Chief Knowledge Transfer Officer, NSF Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology, UC Davis
  • Christian Renaudin, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.B.A., Managing Director and CEO, The MarkeTech Group
  • Warren Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, California State University, Sacramento
  • Lisa Bateman, M.D., FRCPC, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, UCDHS
  • Loren Davidson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UCDHS
  • Vijay Khatri, M.B.Ch.B., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgical Oncology, UCDHS
  • Lee Pu, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Clinic, UCDHS

Please RSVP by April 17 at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/501053/pfi-medical-technology-commercialization-clinic-forum-april-19-2011 .





Innovation: A MonuMedical Approach

Invited speaker: David Duncan, MD, MonuMedical LLC

Date: September 2, 2010, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Oak Park Seminar Room (1305), Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST)
2700 Stockton Blvd, Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA
Recommended parking: visitors' parking lot South of 2nd Ave, East of Stockton Blvd. Allow 10-15 min. for parking.

Physician, inventor and entrepreneur, Dr. David Duncan, will share from his experience in the trenches of a medical technology startup company. The lessons he has learned will likely be very useful to PFI participants embarking on a technology commercialization project.  Dr. Duncan's talk will be followed by networking. Light lunch will be served.




Intellectual Property Workshop & Networking


Date: July 22, 2010, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Oak Park Seminar Room (1305), Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST)
2700 Stockton Blvd, Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA
Recommended parking: visitors' parking lot South of 2nd Ave, East of Stockton Blvd. (5 min. walk)

The workshop will cover IP concepts, such as inventorship, patentability, licensing, and policy, followed by networking.

Speakers:
Michael Shuster, PhD, JD - Fenwick & West LLP
David McGee, PhD - UC Davis InnovationAccess

Follow this link to RSVP for this event: http://younoodle.com/events/intellectual_property_workshop_networking

Click here to watch a recording of this workshop. You can download Dr. David McGee's slides under "Attachments" at the bottom of this page (IP.PFI_7.22.10.pdf).

Additional resource that covers intellectual property:
Recordings from SARTA Leadership Series event Intellectual Property Basics for Med Tech Entrepreneurs, June 2009. Produced by OBSNews.com. Video production costs underwritten by the UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology. Event sponsored by Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies.



UC Davis Partnerships for Innovation Kickoff
Date: July 8, 2010, 5:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Robert T. Matsui Auditorium, Rm. 1222, Medical Education Building, 4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

The UC Davis Partnerships for Innovation Kickoff event will allow interested students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and mentors to network and talk about potential projects of interest.

The evening will feature distinguished speakers and physicians from UC Davis Health System, including:
Follow this link to RSVP for this event: http://younoodle.com/events/uc_davis_partnerships_for_innovation_kickoff


Lodging and transportation resources
  • UC Davis Conference Housing in Davis, CA: Coupled with all-inclusive meal plans, conference housing is the most affordable and convenient way for groups to experience UC Davis.  Over 4,000 beds on campus are host to a variety of guests, from cheer camp participants to academic conference attendees.  Conference housing options include suite or dormitory style accommodations that are walking distance from campus meeting facilities.
  • Courtyard Marriott Sacramento Midtown in Sacramento, CA: located on the UC Davis Medical Center campus, across the street from the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology
  • UC Davis - UC Davis Medical Center Shuttle: for persons affiliated with the University of California (this includes faculty, staff, students, interns, volunteers, patients, and visitors.) This service runs Monday through Friday excluding university holidays. All shuttles are ADA accessible. The trip takes approx. 30 minutes during rush hours.

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