What started as a vision to use a mobile makerspace as a tool to inspire young, chronically ill patients to learn, create and innovate – and help make lengthy hospital stays more palatable – is now becoming a reality, thanks to the generous support of Sheri Sobrato Brisson, a long-time supporter of seriously and chronically ill children,
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.
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,
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,
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,
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 &
“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.
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.
A long-time friend of Tom Fogarty, the Fogarty Institute and the medtech industry, David Cassak is one of the industry’s most well-respected experts, immersed in all aspects as managing partner of Innovation in MedTech, LLC, the publisher of the MedTech Strategist, where he is co-editor-in-chief. He is a frequent speaker at industry events,
Tom Krummel is one of those rare individuals who has seen and experienced medical innovation from every front, including stints as an academic, surgeon, writer, mentor and administrator. He continues to impact the medtech field and patient care as chairman of the Fogarty Institute and co-director of Stanford Biodesign.