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Shark Tank Pitch Night

 

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Watch our Accelerator finalists pitch their medical device ideas to a panel of experts for the chance to receive seed funding, engineering support, and development guidance to accelerate their innovations. Panelists will provide constructive feedback with the goal of enhancing the presenters' pitches and development plans.

Attendance is open to UCSF faculty, staff, and trainees. External affiliates who have signed the Surgical Innovations Code of Conduct are also invited to attend.


Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 7:30PM
Location: Mission Hall - 1400, UCSF Mission Bay, 550 16th St., San Francisco, CA


Agenda:

  • 5:00 - 5:30: Sign-in & happy hour
  • 5:30 - 6:45: Pitches
  • 6:45 - 8:00: Cocktail reception & award announcement

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Accelerator Awards:

Percutaneous arteriovenous fistula device for dialysis access
Shant Vartanian, MD
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Surgery

Tracheostomy alarm and monitoring system
David Conrad, MD
Assistant Professor, 
UCSF Department of Otolaryngology

Quantitative assessment of degree and spatial extent of pain nerve block
Matthew Haight, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Anesthesia

Merlin Larson, MD
Professor, UCSF Department of Anesthesia

Jeffrey Feng, Darya Fadavi & Noreen Wauford
Undergraduate students, UC Berkeley College of Engineering


Mentorship Awards:

Augmented surgical vision
Alan Dang, MD
Assistant Professor, 
UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Alexis Dang, MD
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Spectroscopic biopsy needle for improved intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors
Georg Widhalm, MD, PhD
Visiting Scholar, UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery

Seunggu Han, MD
Neuro-Oncology Fellow, Clinical Instructor, 
UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery

Single-unit handheld cortical stimulator for brain mapping surgery
Mitchel Berger, MD
Professor & Chairman, UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery


People's Choice Award:

Augmented surgical vision
Alan Dang, MD
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Alexis Dang, MD
Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


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