Innovation Day 2022

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Innovation Day 2022 was held on May 5th, during OHSU Research Week, where we learned more about how pioneering research at OHSU is brought to market to benefit the global community.  Innovation day panels covered a spectrum of stages in the commercialization process, from new innovative technologies to productive industry partnerships and finally successful startup company formation.  Innovation Day was a virtual event.  Recordings of the panels can be viewed below.

Innovation and Commercialization Keynote

"An Inventor's Journey: Past, Present & Future"
Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.
President, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
University Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, USF Health

Introduction by Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., FACS
President, OHSU

View the recording of this panel here.

A Researcher’s Guide to Partnering with Industry

OHSU faculty and our partners spoke about what it takes to build successful industry partnerships.

James Evans, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Steve Reichow, Ph.D., OHSU

Luis Carvajal, Kronos Bio
Tania Vu, Ph.D., OHSU

View the recording of this panel here.

Startup Company Spotlight

OHSU companies shared their technology innovations and startup stories.

CytoImage: Dan Snyder, M.B.A., CEO
Inherent Targeting: Connor Barth, Ph.D., CEO & Co-Founder
CenterMom: David Starr, M.B.A., CEO & Co-Founder and Ellen Tilden, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder
Auxetics: John Kaufman, M.D., Co-Founder

View the recording of this panel here.

Innovation Showcase

OHSU technologies took center stage in pitch-style presentation forum.

Evan Fontaine - CRISIS ventilator
Sunghee Chai, Ph.D. - Strong micro-promoters for AAV gene therapy
Yu-Jui (Roger) Chiu, Ph.D. - Novel dielectric flow cell fractionation device
Elise Erickson, Ph.D., CNM - Deciphering the due date: biological rhythms and readiness for birth

View the recording of this panel here.

Closing Keynote

"Diversity and Equity in Innovation"
Graciela Gomez Cowger, J.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Introduction by Marguerita Lightfoot, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

View the recording of this panel here.