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From the Innovator's Workbench with Ted W. Love

Cardiologist and biotechnology executive Dr. Ted Love joins us on April 10 for a conversation with Stanford Biodesign’s Uday Kumar. He’ll share what inspired his journey into medicine and his subsequent foray into drug development; what it takes to shepherd a company through the arduous journey of conceiving, developing, and bringing a novel drug to market; and the biggest opportunities he foresees in biotechnology innovation. They’ll also discuss the tremendous challenges that result from inequities in our healthcare system and the deliberate strategies required to overcome these inequities.

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ROUNDTABLE, 02/02/2024DELIVERING MORE TOMORROWS: ALL SAVES WITH UDAY KUMAR, MD AND ELEMENT SCIENCE

In alignment with Stanford Biodesign's focus on improving health equity through innovation, senior advisor Uday Kumar shares an example in this podcast (based on his latest company Element Science) of how more intentional decision making around clinical trials and other steps in the biodesign innovation process can lead to increased diversity and more representative outcomes.

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, 12/13/2023Smartwatches Are Spotting Hidden Heart Trouble in Kids

Stanford Biodesign’s digital health team, led by director Oliver Aalami, has played a central role in this new study, which explore the use of smartwatches in helping detect and diagnose irregular heart rhythms in pediatric patients.

STANFORD MEDICINE, 12/13/2023Smartwatches can pick up abnormal heart rhythms in kids, Stanford Medicine study finds

New research from Stanford Medicine has been supported by Stanford Biodesign’s digital health team, including leaders Oliver Aalami, Vishnu Ravi, and Paul Schmiedmayer. Their research application shows promise in enabling new capabilities in detecting and diagnosing irregular heart rhythms in children.

STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW, 11/08/2023INNOVATING TO ADDRESS THE SYSTEMIC DRIVERS OF HEALTH

In this article, the insturctors of the Biodesign and Entrepreneurship for Societal Health course share a framework for understanding "systemic drivers of health," which are a complex set of interconnected factors and global systems that impact health outcomes yet are well beyond an individual's control and influence, and how healthcare innovators must understand and take these factors into account.

MARKET PATHWAYS PODCAST, 09/18/2023REIMBURSEMENT FOR BREAKTHROUGH DEVICES STILL LAGS—NEED FOR TCET: AN INTERVIEW WITH JOSH MAKOWER

Stanford Biodesign's director Josh Makower and Market Pathways editor-in-chief Stephen Levin discuss a recent Stanford report that found the median time for initial coverage of breakthrough devices was nearly six years, and how this data can help drive change in the current debate over TCET (transitional coverage for emerging technologies) to help speed this process. 

MAML PODCAST, 08/13/2023SPEZI (STANFORD CARDINALKIT) - AN OPEN SOURCE FRAMEWORK FOR DIGITAL HEALTH

CardinalKit (now Spezi), an open-source framework for digital health application development and research, was recently featured in the news for releasing HealthGPT, an experimental iOS app allows patients to readily query and understand their health data. 

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STANFORD REPORT, 08/3/2023A NEW FELLOWSHIP AIMS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN MEDICAL INNOVATION AND HEALTH POLICY

Director of the new Stanford Biodesing Policy Program, Kavita Patel discusses the new policy fellowship, during which fellows will learn how new therapies, treatments, and technologies are created and how laws and regulations determine their path into patient care. 

THE MEDICAL ALLEY PODCAST, 07/31/2023POLICY AND MEDTECH INNOVATION: A CONVERSATION WITH DR. JOSH MAKOWER

Stanford Biodesign director, Josh Makower, discusses the importance of policy work with regards to healthcare innovation with Medical Alley’s Frank Jaskulke. 

ETODAY HEALTH, 7/29/2023THE 2023 ASIA-PACIFIC BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY 

Activities related to the 2023 BME-IDEA APAC conference spanned three days and included large and small-group meetings with health technology innovation educators and industry leaders from Stanford Biodesign and many program launched in the region by our global faculty trainees.

CHINA TIMES, 07/29/2023THE ASIA-PACIFIC BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ANNUAL CONFERENCE DEBUTS, TAIWAN'S NEW INNOVATION CAPABILITIES ATTRACT ATTENTION

Stanford Biodesign was delighted to participate in the 2023 annual meeting of BME-IDEA APAC, a consortium of health technology innovation education programs across the Asia Pacific region. This year's conveniening includes nearly 35 leaders representing 10 different countries. 

GLOBAL BIO & INVESTMENT MONTHLY, 07/28/2023STANFORD BIODESIGN PROJECT: CREATIVITY CAN BE LEARNED THROUGH TEACHING

Speaking at BIOAsia 2023, Stanford Biodesign's director Josh Makower shared the philosophy that innovation is a discipline that can be learned, practiced, and perfected. 

STANFORD HUMAN-CENTERED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, 07/26/2023ROHINI KOSOGLU JOINS STANFORD HAI AS POLICY FELLOW

Director for political affairs within Stanford Biodesign's Policy Program, Rohini Kosoglu will now expand her Stanford presence in this new role as she helps boost bi-coastal engagement between Stanford and Washington, DC. 

SCRUBCAST, 07/25/2023PEDIATRIC AND MATERNAL DEVICE INNOVATION WITH DR. JAMES WALL

What happens when an engineering major goes to medical school? You get someone like James Wall, Stanford Biodesign's policy fellowship innovation liaison. Wall, a pediatric surgeon and innovator focusing on solving health challenges faced by children and moms-to-be, talks about his work in this podcast.