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20th Annual Thomas J. Fogarty Lecture: Focus on Innovation

"Sometimes an Entrepreneur, ALWAYS a Doctor" with John R. Adler, Jr., MD, world-renowned inventor of the CyberKnife and the related field of image-guided therapeutic radiation

Friday, October 26, 2018

4pm | Clark Center Auditorium

Registration is now open

The Fogarty lectureship was established to bring together a diverse community in Silicon Valley focusing on leaders in discovery, invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This event is sponsored by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign and the Fogarty Institute for Innovation. 

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Stanford Biodesign trainees have developed new medical devices and diagnostics that have been used to care for more than 1.5 million patients so far.


Stanford Biodesign's global faculty trainees, whose project addresses a common pediatric ear disease, received this year's Robert Howard Next Step award.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 6/12/18  Biodesign showcases student health technology projects

Read more about the student-developed medical devices and diagnostics on display at Biodesign's second annual Health Technology Showcase.

Stanford Medicine, 6/1/18  Health Innovation Opportunities for 2017-2018: Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellows

Read more about this year's Biodesign Faculty Fellows and some of their innovation projects.

Stanford Engineering 6/1/18  Paul Yock Receives the National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize

At a ceremony honoring Yock, Stanford Provost Persis Drell called the award “the most prestigious in engineering education.”

Stanford News, 5/16/18 Stanford's Coulter grants program helps healthcare innovations reach patients

How the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Grant Program at Stanford helps healthcare innovators commercialize their solutions so they can reach patients and improve care.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 4/9/18 Countdown to Childx: Medical device innovation for kids with chronic disease

Pediatric cardiologist and Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alum Bronwyn Harris, MD, talks about her start-up company's pediatric asthma monitoring solution and the medtech innovation landscape for kids.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 3/30/18 Helping the Body: Entrepreneur-physician offers insights into biodesign

Serial health technology entrepreneur Josh Makower, MD, provided a behind-the-scenes look at the innovation process at a recent Stanford Biodesign event.

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Sign-up to be notified of Biodesign news and events., 3/9/18 When Doctors Need New Medical Tools, These Students Are Up To the Challenge

According to Stanford Biodesign Founder Paul Yock and the other university professors quoted in this article, medical device design courses are more than just good education.

Stanford  Report, 2/2/18 Solving a Big Problem, Among Some of the Littlest Patients

How a determined team of Stanford students and faculty developed a technology that could improve the odds for critically ill newborns.

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."