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Coming Soon!

From the Innovator's Workbench 2019

Stanford Biodesign's annual speaker series will return in the new year. Mark your calendar now for April 3, 2019 for an evening with Jason Field, CEO of W.L. Gore. And stay tuned for details about the complete line-up.

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Stanford Scope, 11/06/18 The releuctant entrepreneur: How a Stanford neurosurgeon advanced radiosurgery treatment and access  

Dr. John Adler says bringing new medical technologies from ideas into patient care is the hardest thing he’s ever done. “Don’t do it to make money," he cautioned. "Do it because you’re passionate.”

Stanford Engineering, 11/05/18 Through a critical lens: Students identify unmet healthcare needs 

Driven by a commitment to improving patient care, students research and validate real-world medical issues.

Venrock Podcast, 10/31/18 Serendipity and Success

Listen in: Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship director Todd Brinton on medical school, mentorship, innovation, and launching Shockwave, a novel treatment for peripheral artery disease.

Stanford Scope, 10/24/18 Raising awareness of rheumatic heart disease in India through biodesign 

What happens when the solution needed isn't a medical technology? This Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship team found a different way to increase awareness of RHD in children in order to improve early diagnosis and treatment.

FAST COMPANY, 10/17/18 WHY DO DIGITAL HEALTH STARTUPS KEEP FAILING? 

Many digital health companies fall short because they apply a strategy to healthcare that was developed and refined in the tech sector, an entirely different industry with its own set of rules. Paul Yock explains.

Le Temps, 10/04/18 Quand le «design thinking» révolutionne la médecine 

The Swiss Times interviewed assistant director of specialty fellowships Dan Azagury for a full page story about how Stanford Biodesign trains doctors and engineers to identify and solve problems in care.

 

STANFORD ENGINEERING RESEARCH & IDEAS, 9/14/2018 CAN WE ALL LEARN TO BE CREATIVE? 

Tina Seelig, a professor of management science and engineering, says yes. Learm more about her approach to creativity (and hear her "shout out" to Stanford Biodesign's director, Paul Yock!).

STANFORD MEDICINE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY IN MEDICAL EDUCATION, 9/12/2018 MEET NULEAF 

NuLeaf is a new mobile application specifically geared towards providing low-income Californians with nutritional guidance and meal planning services. It was developed by a team of five Stanford students in the Biodesign for Mobile Health course.

STANFORD MEDICINE SCOPE, 8/21/2018 NEW BIODESIGN FELLOWS WILL FOCUS ON VISION CARE 

Each year, the engineers, physicians, and business people selected to be Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellows arrive on campus without knowing the clinical specialty they will focus on. But now the news is out.

STANFORD MEDICINE, 8/2/2018 MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION PATIENTS HELPED

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.

LUNAR NEWS, 7/5/2018 AND THE ROBERT HOWARD NEXT STEP AWARD GOES TO

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

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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.

Smithsonian.com, 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.