Save the Date!
Please join us for the 22nd Annual Thomas J. Fogarty, MD Lecture: Focus on Innovation
This year’s event will feature Julio C. Palmaz, MD, radiologist, honorary Ashbel Smith Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, inventor, entrepreneur, and vintner.
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm Pacific
Watch this space for more information!
Recordings from Past Events
Stanford News, 5/15/20 Stanford faculty, students connect in their digital classrooms
(Update to a series first posted on April 6).
Stanford Biodesign assistant director Ross Venook describes the challenges and unexpected benefits of teaching prototyping, an essential part of the early-stage design process for medical technologies, in a virtual classroom.
Wall Street Journal, 5/5/20 For Cooped-Up Families, Food Becomes Something to Fight Over
As grocery shopping goes from an everyday chore to an often frustrating endeavor, family squabbles about food are emerging. Douglas Rait, Stanford Biodesign’s director of team learning and design, and chief of Stanford University’s Couples and Family Therapy Clinic, explains why people are preoccupied with food in way that seems different now.
Stanford Medicine Scope, 4/14/20 How a psychologist aids health technology innovation.
Over nearly twenty years of training aspiring innovators, the Stanford Biodesign faculty have learned that nurturing a healthy team dynamic is as important as choosing the right problem to solve. Today it's more imperative than ever.
Stanford Medicine Scope, 12/19/19 Using Engineering to Improve Patients' Lives
Ross Venook, PhD, is the assistant director of engineering at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign and a lecturer in bioengineering. An electrical engineer by training, his work has focused on building and applying new types of MRI hardware, as well as MRI safety. Learn more about his work in and out of Stanford and the power of engineering to solve medical problems.
Stanford Medicine Scope, 11/4/19 It's go-time: a doctor and student engineers work to make catheterization easier
With guidance but not answers from clinical and course mentors, a team of senior undergraduate BIOE students dove into the patient experience to invent an easier approach for women who have to self-catheterize in order to urinate.
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Digital Health Today, 9/12/19 The Need for Needs-Based Innovation
Marta Zanchi, founding director of the Biodesign for Digital Health course, explains how to de-risk innovation in digital health by starting by collecting a large set of needs, then filtering them to determine which are most ripe for innovation.
Biospectrum Asia, 8/14/19 Empowering Asia's healthtech innovators
Learn how Singapore Biodesign was modeled after Stanford Biodesign, and how the now-independent program is playing a key role in accelerating health technology innovation and adoption in Asia.
Stanford Medicine Scope, 8/13/19 Ears, noses, and throats
The newest class of Biodesign Innovation Fellows will concentrate their efforts to find and solve important problems in care in the field of otolaryngology.
Stanford Medicine Scope, 7/12/19 Advice for the next generation of health technology innovators
Outgoing Innovation Fellowship director Todd Brinton shares hard-won lessons from 14 years as a physician, innovator, and teacher.
STAT News, 7/3/19 Health tech companies often flop. But this researcher's track record suggests there's a strategy for success
Paul Yock offers an unrivaled perspective on what it takes for a health technology startup to succeed - and why so many of them fail.
McKinsey & Company Blog, 6/19/19 A conversation with the 2019 winners of the Robert Howard Next Step Award
McKinsey & Company and Stanford Biodesign award this year's Robert Howard Next Step Award for innovation in health + medical design to two Stanford Engineering undergrads who re-engineered the tampon to eliminate leakage. The award conveys 200 hours of professional design consulting to help move the product towards the market.
MedTechDive, 6/14/19 Margin for Error "Almost Zero" in Testing Pediatric Devices
Learn more about the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium led by Stanford Biodesign's own James Wall.
Stanford Engineering Spotlight, 6/1/19 Alisha Birk, Mark Buckup, and Janelle Kaneda
Stanford Biodesign Senior Capstone Design students design a device that enables early detection of infection in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis.
Stanford Medicine Scope, 5/3/19 Stanford Biodesign Tackles Gender Diversity in Health Technology Innovation
Stanford Biodesign is leading efforts to close the gender gap in the health technology innovation industry, starting with a Summit where participants were asked to develop a deeper understanding of the problems before thinking about solutions.