Stanford Neurosurgeon and Entrepreneur Inspires Audience at 20th Annual Fogarty Lecture

This year’s annual Thomas J. Fogarty Lecture marked a milestone with the celebration of its 20thanniversary. The series, hosted by Stanford Biodesign and co-sponsored by the Fogarty Institute, started as a gathering to discuss and promote medical innovation with approximately 30 people in attendance. Since then, it has grown into a preeminent opportunity to learn from the most notable innovators in health technology.

Q&A with Kevin Longo, Northeast Head of Medical Device and Digital Health, Silicon Valley Bank

A banking partner who truly understands your industry and unique business challenges can make all the difference to a company’s success. And that’s what Silicon Valley Bank aims to do – in their words, “help innovators, enterprises and investors move bold ideas forward, fast.”

A key player in that ambitious agenda is Kevin Longo,

The Combination of High Touch and High Tech are Imperative: How Soft Skills Contribute to Leadership Success

Virtually every business talk or news story today emphasizes the revolutionary new technological advances that will transform the job landscape. And it’s true – technologies such as artificial intelligence, robots and digital platforms are already enhancing the way we work.

But often lost in the focus on these shiny new objects, is the need for workers to nimbly adapt to new environments,

A Summer to Remember: Lefteroff Interns Gain Valuable Insight Into the Medtech Industry and Career Best Practices

There’s nothing more inspiring than working with interns and feeding off their curiosity and eagerness to learn more about the life sciences industry. That’s why the Lefteroff Fellowship remains one of our favorite programs here at the Institute.

Now in its fifth year, it continues to evolve, thanks to our expanding collaboration with El Camino Hospital physicians,

Q&A with Casey McGlynn, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Fogarty Institute Board Member

Casey McGlynn’s roots in the medical device industry go back over 40 years. During much of that period he has had the good fortune to observe and work with Tom Fogarty as a surgeon, inventor, company founder, investor and board member. Today Casey is a board member at the Fogarty Institute and a partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &

Inside Tips on IP: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

“Innovation is a discipline that can be both taught and honed,” is one of the mottos behind the Fogarty Institute educational workshop series. These sessions are designed to inspire both early-stage and seasoned entrepreneurs, but also give them insight into the best practices that will help them succeed as they take their ventures to the next level.

Gokul Krishnan Visits Fogarty Institute to Share His Vision of Using Makerspaces to Inspire Young Patients to Learn, Create and Innovate

Imagine a setting where young patients confined to hospital rooms for weeks at a time have the opportunity to invent and build anything their mind can imagine. That’s the environment that Gokul Krishnan, Ph.D., set out to create when he launched “Maker Therapy,” an initiative born from his Ph.D. research at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education.

Q&A with Dan Woods, CEO of El Camino Hospital

We have been looking forward to sitting down with the new CEO of long-time Fogarty Institute partner El Camino Hospital, which provides a forum where innovators can work directly with experienced, recognized physicians and conduct clinical trials, as four companies-in-residence currently are doing. Dan Woods joined the hospital in the fall of 2017, bringing an entrepreneurial spirit,

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