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From the Innovator's Workbench

Featuring: Josh Makower and the ExploraMed team

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: Stanford University, Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall

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Save the date for our second event of 2018 — March 20, Joe Almeida, CEO of Baxter

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Stanford  News, 1/8/18 Paul Yock Wins National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize

Stanford Biodesign's founder, Paul Yock, was recently honored with the 2018 Bernard M. Gordon prize for innovation in engineering and technology education.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 11/17/17  Verily Executive Outlines Future Healthcare Goals at Fogarty Lecture

According to Jessica Mega, CMO at Verily, new technologies to collect, understand, and act on data will enable us to predict and prevent disease.

Stanford Medicine, 10/18/17  Stanford Surgeons Use VR to Enhance Education

Surgeons such as Stanford Biodesign faculty member James Wall are using virtual reality in innovative ways to improve medical education.

Stanford Engineering News, 9/19/17  An Engineering Course Aims to Solve Real-World Problems in Healthcare

The challenges are real. Failure is common. But the accomplishments in the Bioengineering Capstone Course show that these graduating seniors are poised for leadership.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 9/14/17 Biodesign Fellows to Focus on Innovation in Orthopedics

Learm more about the clinical focus area for this year's Biodesign Innovation Fellows.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 8/10/17 Stanford Students Develop App to Boost Nutrition for Low-Income Californians

Read about a team of Stanford Biodesign students that is developing an app to help low-income Californians improve their diet.

Stanford Medicine News, 6/28/17 Richard Popp Receives Hewlett Award

Dr. Richard Popp, Stanford Biodesign’s Director for Ethics and Policy, received the prestigious Albion Walter Hewlett Award, which honors an "exceptional physician with ties to Stanford."

6/19/17 Stanford Medicine 2017 Health Trends Report: Harnessing the Power of Data in Health

The inaugural issue of the Stanford Medicine health care trends report shows that big data will transform health care in the future but that more needs to be done to train doctors and patients in data management and analysis. The report references Stanford Biodesign as an example of a group on campus using new technologies to develop predictive devices to prevent disease before it strikes.

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Stanford Medicine Scope, 6/16/17 Biodesign Students Display Healthcare Innovations

Read about the first ever Stanford Biodesign Health Technology Showcase, during which 10 teams of students presented the unmet healthcare needs they’ve identified and their solutions for addressing them.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 6/8/17 Graduating Stanford Biodesign Fellows Offer Hard-Won Lessons in Innovation

Biodesign Innovation Fellows Craig Nichols and Janene Fuerch share lessons learned from their fellowship experience.

Stanford News, 6/8/17 Stanford’s 2017 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel, and Gores Awards Honor Faculty, Staff, and Students

Biodesign instructor Ross Venook was honored with Stanford’s prestigious Dinkelspiel award, which recognizes outstanding contributions service to undergraduate education.

Stanford News, 5/10/17 'Humbling' Hospital Simulations Inspire Stanford Graduate Students to Solve Problems in Health Care Delivery

Students in a Biodesign Innovation class got a first-hand look at challenges in health care with intense – and inspiring – hospital simulations. These students took what they learned in the simulations and applied it to new technology solutions.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 5/9/17 Medtech CEO Shares Leadership Lessons with Stanford Biodesign

Mike Mahoney, chairman and CEO of Boston Scientific, shares insights from a diverse career in healthcare with interviewer Uday Kumar, MD, and a full house of Stanford students, faculty, and guests.

Tech Tonics, 5/8/17 iRhythm’s Uday Kumar... What Makes Him Tick

iRhythm has been described as that rarest of all breeds – a digital health company with a viable business model behind it. Founder Uday Kumar, a Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alum, shares his perspective on the early days of iRhythm and how Stanford Biodesign helped shape the company.

Medtech Talk, 5/3/17 Stanford’s Yock Talks Medtech Costs, Biodesign’s Birthday, and How He Feels about Apple and Google

In this podcast, Paul Yock shares his insights on medtech innovation, the impact that financial pressures have had on start-ups, and his take on Google and Apple making a run on developing medtech devices.

LinkedIn, 4/27/17 Want to solve a health challenge? Ask for help.

Dean Lloyd Minor of the Stanford School of Medicine writes about the power of interdisciplinary collaborations – and programs like Biodesign – in addressing health challenges.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 4/20/17 Minimizing Risk in Health Technology Innovation – A Checklist

New health technologies require millions of dollars and many years to bring into patient care ... and many fail along the way. Learn how the biodesign innovation process helps innovators mitigate critical risks before they make this long-term commit.

YouTube, 3/29/17 Doctors As Inventors: Episode 1 - Why Your Doctor Should Daydream

Dan Azagury, Assistant Director for the Specialty Fellowship, describes Stanford Biodesign’s approach and why it’s so impactful.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 2/17/17 Innovator addresses sleep-disordered breathing at Stanford Biodesign event

Peter Farrell, the founder of ResMed, a global company focused on treatments for sleep apnea and other chronic respiratory disorders, was the featured speaker at the latest "From The Innovator’s Workbench" event hosted by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.