Renowned Physician-Scientist and Start-Up Expert Join the Fogarty Institute for Innovation's Board of Directors
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (November 25, 2013) The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that mentors and inspires the next generation of medical entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses, has announced the addition of two highly respected members to its Board of Directors.
Dr. William R. Brody is the President of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, CA and former president of The Johns Hopkins University. He is nationally recognized for his efforts to encourage innovation and strengthen the economy through investments in research and education. Dr. Brody has two patents in medical imaging to his credit and has authored more than 100 papers and articles for major medical peer-reviewed journals and publications. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT and his M.D. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the Radiological Society of North America Gold Meal Award for his contributions in the field of medical imaging. He serves on numerous prestigious boards, including IBM, Novartis and T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds.
Mr. Casey McGlynn is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he is on the firm's Board of Directors and its policy, nominating and compensation committees. His areas of focus include the organization, funding and corporate representation of companies in the information technology, life sciences and telecommunication sectors. He is nationally recognized as a thought leader in startup and growth strategies for technology companies and assists clients with introductions to financial resources, merger and acquisition negotiations, licensing and strategic alliances with other business partners. Mr. McGlynn earned his J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law and his B.A. from Santa Clara University.
"The Fogarty Institute for Innovation's board is fortunate to have the expertise of these two highly respected individuals," said founder Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty, one of the nation's preeminent health care innovators with 150 surgical patents and 40 startups to his credit. "Dr. Brody and Mr. McGlynn will provide our medical entrepreneurs with the mentorship, training and inspiration they need to bring new therapies and treatments to market and their experience and knowledge will prove invaluable."
About The Fogarty Institute for Innovation
Located on the campus of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., the Fogarty Institute for Innovation is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that serves to energize the process of medical technology innovation. Its educational activities involve teaching the skills and methodology necessary for medical innovators to translate their ideas into new patient therapies. Companies affiliated with the Institute have access to the clinical experience and clinical trial management services available through the collaboration between the Institute, El Camino Hospital and the Taft Center for Clinical Research. Currently, 12 companies are in residence at the Institute. To learn more, go to www.fogartyinstitute.org.
About El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, nonprofit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif. In addition to state-of-the-art emergency departments, key medical specialties include heart and vascular, cancer care, urology, orthopedic and spine, genomic medicine, and the only Women's Hospital in Northern California. The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications, and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as back-to-back ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care. To learn more, visit our website, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or view our videos on YouTube. For a physician referral, visit our website or call the El Camino Health Line at 800-216-5556.