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Surgical Innovations Grand Rounds

September 2017 Innovations Grand Rounds
Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 - 8:00AM
Toland Hall, 533 Parnassus, Room U-142 (map)
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"Innovation Ventures at UCSF"

Harold E. "Barry" Selick, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Business Development, Innovation and Partnerships


GR_Barry SelickAbout the speaker: Harold E. “Barry” Selick, PhD, is the Vice Chancellor for Business Development, Innovation, and Partnerships at UCSF. Prior to his appointment at UCSF, Dr. Selick was CEO of Threshold Pharmaceuticals, where he remains as Chairman. He has extensive experience in biotechnology, having served as Venture Partner of Sofinnova Ventures, Inc., CEO of Camitro Corporation, and Vice President of Research at Affymax Research Institute.

In April 2017, UCSF hired Dr. Selick as its first Vice Chancellor for Business Development, Innovation, and Partnerships with the goal of bringing the university’s life science inventions to market with higher value. He aims to accomplish this by overseeing and supporting promising devices and drugs through the “valley of death” (the period between discovery and clinical trial) by attracting philanthropy to develop a fund for inventions and by increasing the licensing revenues earned by inventions with proven value.

Dr. Selick earned his B.S. in Biophysics and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund Fellow and American Cancer Society Senior Fellow at UCSF.