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January Innovations Grand Rounds

Precision Medicine and Infectious Disease: Case Studies

Joe DeRisi, PhD

Professor and Chair, UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Co-Director, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Date: Wednesday, January 11
Time: 7:00 - 8:00AM*
Location: Toland Hall, 533 Parnassus

*Breakfast and Q&A in S-118 to follow

Meeting Calendar

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00PM, Byers Hall 211, Mission Bay
1/3 - Engineering for Children's Health Initiative. Collaborative discussion.

1/10 - Magnetic Duodenal-Ileal Bypass (DIPASS) for Diabetes. Discussion with Umesh Masharani, Clinical Professor, UCSF Diabetes Center

1/17 - Lean Startup Methodology & Go/No-Go Decisions in MedTech. Brian Neil, medical device entrepreneur

1/24 - Tabla: Low Cost Pneumonia Diagnosis. Adam Rao, MD/PhD student, UCSF

1/31 - HC-HA/PTX3 as Regenerative Matrix: A New Platform Technology in Regenerative Medicine. Scheffer Tseng, MD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Amniox Medical

Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00AM, Room S-118, 513 Parnassus

1/4 - Magnap: Surgical device for obstructive sleep apnea. Dillon Kwiat, engineer, UCSF.

1/11 - Discussion/Q&A with Joe DeRisi, PhD, Professor & Chair, UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

1/18Regenerative Treatment for Critical Care/Preventive Treatment for Cancer. Ken-Chao Chen, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship Program

1/25 - Magnamosis for Esophageal Atresia. Collaboration discussion with Boston Children's Hospital

Meeting agendas are subject to change. Check the web calendar for current info.
* If you're interested in presenting an idea or project at a meeting, email Stacy Kim. Drop-in guests and topics are always welcome, too!
Web Calendar


Happy New Year!
Surgical Innovations wishes you a happy new year. We look forward to inventing, learning, and collaborating with you in 2017!
SI Accelerator: Call for Device Projects
Our Accelerator provides seed funding, engineering support, and personalized consultation and advising to assist promising medical device ideas through the development process. This funding cycle is open to all UCSF departments. Apply by 1/31.

Eng. Children's Health Symposium - 1/12
Join us for the kick-off event for the Engineering for Children's Health Initiative, a collaborative effort between UCSF, UC Berkeley, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, and CHORI to research and develop solutions for unmet needs in pediatric medicine. RSVP here.
Sign up for Startup 101
The UCSF Entrepreneurship Center's core course, Startup 101, is an experimental, team-based class that covers topics important for starting a scalable, for profit commercial venture. The class is open to UCSF, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and the business community. Apply by 1/6.

About Surgical Innovations

Surgical Innovations is an initiative of the Department of Surgery in partnership with the Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences to identify, mentor, and facilitate the translation of novel medical technologies into transformative new devices and treatments to improve patient care by:
  • Lowering the barriers for surgeon-innovators. We provide a one-stop shop to guide and support device innovators, complete with dedicated technical staff, resident and student team members, access to facilities and equipment, coordination with campus innovation programs, and a rich network of multidisciplinary experts and device industry professionals.
  • Focusing on value-based solutions with market viability.  Our Accelerator program vets projects comprehensively and provides seed funding, mentorship, and commercialization planning to the most promising ideas.
  • Educating trainees in interdisciplinary collaboration and translation. Our Innovation Pathway provides hands-on training experiences for surgical residents in their research years to work alongside graduate bioengineering students under multidisciplinary mentorship.
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