When her beloved grandmother died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition that obstructs breathing, Maria Artunduaga, MD, MPH, MTM, realized it was an area that needed attention. That incident became a turning point in her training, leading her to the next phase of what has already been a highly accomplished career.
If you want a snapshot of Deborah (Deb) Kilpatrick’s storied career, you need look no further than the numerous accolades she has amassed. As just a sampling, she has been named on lists such as MM&M’s Top 40 Healthcare Transformers, FierceMedicalDevices’ Top Women in Medical Devices, Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women Engineers,
As parents anticipate the birth of their child, their preparations are extensive – they create a birth plan, take classes, prepare the nursery and research every item their baby may need.
But few think of asking a vital question when considering where to deliver: What happens if my baby is not breathing after delivery?
Building on a track record of great success, the sixth annual Lefteroff internship class was the biggest ever as the eight-week program keeps expanding and improving.
This year we had a broad range of interns hailing from around the country, China, India and Indonesia, with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Thanks to improved tooth-brushing habits, regular dental care and ubiquitous fluoridation, most Americans have benefited from better tooth health. And yet, many still lose their teeth, whether due to injury, decay or periodontal disease. In fact, studies find that approximately 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and a surprising 40 million are missing all their teeth.
Few seminar topics engage a startup audience as wholly as intellectual property, given that it’s viewed as one of the most critical components to success. Not only does it protect a company and allow it to compete among larger players, but it raises a startup’s profile among investors. In fact, 85 percent of medical device VCs say they view patents as a critical factor for funding consideration.
A seasoned medtech entrepreneur and executive, Rod Young has seen the industry from a variety of perspectives – as a division leader and eventually president of sizable companies; as an advisor and board member; and as an entrepreneur who founded, launched, took public and then sold medtech startups.
And as in the case with most luminaries in the industry,
Training the next generation of medtech leaders is a topic of vital importance to the Fogarty Institute, given all our efforts in that direction. That’s why Andrew Cleeland was honored to be interviewed on that topic, along with Paul Yock, co-founder and director of the Stanford Biodesign program, at the opening dinner of the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &
Imagine going to the doctor’s office for your annual check-up. The nurse starts going through the usual tests, such as measuring your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature and completing the blood draw from your arm.
Then the nurse immediately starts testing your blood with a hand-held device, explaining that instead of waiting for the sample to return from the lab,
They say that the third time’s a charm, and the third class of Ferolyn Fellows proved that – not because of who was in the class – a stellar roster as always – but because of what we all have realized the program can be, says Liz McDermott, co-founder of the Ferolyn Fellowship.