Good ideas can come from anywhere, but as the Fogarty Institute has found over and over, the Stanford Biodesign Summer Extension program is a rich source for innovation. That’s why it has partnered with Stanford Biodesign to give promising projects even more hands-on expertise, including one-on-one and group mentoring, recommendations specialized to the company’s unique needs,
For several years, the Fogarty Institute has partnered with Stanford Biodesign’s Summer Extension program, which provides funding to help advance promising projects. The Institute offers these young companies its signature hands-on mentoring from each member of the executive team, in addition to a dedicated mentor, along with a comprehensive development plan and opportunity to participate in educational workshops tailored to their specific needs.
Success in leadership and entrepreneurship is often attributed to a balance of hard and soft skills. But there’s another factor that might be overlooked, and that’s the role that intrinsic motivation plays. In medtech, for example, we see company founders routinely ascribe their success to a deep desire to help patients, rather than just a drive for monetary gain.
As we look ahead to the eventual easing of shelter-in-place requirements, companies are considering how to tackle the next phase of re-entry. Recently, we had the pleasure of hearing from Denise Zarins, Zach Edmonds, MD, and Gayle Kuokka, the dedicated re-entry leads for the Fogarty Institute, who held a collaborative discussion with our companies-in-residence and outside healthtech startups.
Most successful professionals will agree that if there is a “secret to success,” it’s having a mentor. And that holds true for the medtech profession as well, judging by the results of our Diversity by Doing (DxD) HealthTech survey. As noted in our recent report, both men and women who had a mentor reported significantly higher job satisfaction than those who didn’t.
Diversity and inclusion have always been a goal of the Fogarty Institute, and over the past year we have been collaborating with the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign and Maria Sainz, president and CEO of AEGEA Medical, on ways to achieve a more diverse representation within the healthtech field.
The team developed the Diversity by Doing (DxD) Healthtech initiative to identify and raise awareness of inequity,
“The struggle is always there. It gets discouraging sometimes. Some of us are trying to build a temple of peace. We speak out against war, we protest, but it seems that your head is going against a concrete wall. It seems to mean nothing. And so often as you set out to build the temple of peace you are left lonesome;
Countless lives in the community and around the world have been touched by Pamela and Edward (Ed) Taft, who have made philanthropy the cornerstone of their daily lives. By generously contributing to causes they are passionate about in multiple broad areas—education, the environment and healthcare, to name three—they continue to make a lasting and profound impact.
When Neil Ray, MD, founder and CEO of FII graduate Raydiant Oximetry and a board-certified anesthesiologist, learned about the global shortage of ventilators early in the COVID-19 crisis, he immediately considered ways that he, his colleagues and others in the Silicon Valley medtech ecosystem could help.
He first reached out to Russ DeLonzor,