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Next-Gen Translational Medicine: Tools for Success Virtual Workshop

21 to 22
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

The "Next-Gen Translational Medicine: Tools for Success" virtual workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about the myriad of issues involved in turning research ideas into new medical interventions such as diagnostic tools, therapeutics or medical devices. 

The workshop is sponsored by the College of Medicine – Tucson and the Arizona Department of Health Services Arizona Biomedical Research Centre.

Experts from academia, industry, intellectual property law, and marketing will demystify translational research and help participants to view their collaborations through the lens of entrepreneurship.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Channel your creative mindset and think like an entrepreneur
  • Turn an idea into a fundable project
  • Market your team and your idea
  • identify stakeholders and potential investors
  • Balance career advancement with innovation and invention
  • Navigate IP and confidentiality issues
  • And more!
Meredith Hay, PhD
College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Physiology; Founder of ProNeurogen
Sunil Sharma, MD
Translational Genomics Institute
Josh LaBaer, MD, PhD
Executive Director
Arizona State University Biodesign Institute
Quan Nguyen, MS, JD
Patent Attorney
Nguyen and Tarbet, LLC
Suliman Al-Fayoumi, PhD, MBA
Senior Consultant – Clinical Pharmacology
Ada Nielsen, MBA
Managing Director
The PeregrineMavine Group
Julie Ledford, PhD
Associate Professor
The University of Arizona Clinical Translational Sciences
Lisa Gallegos, PhD
Senior Scientist
Roche Tissue Diagnostics
To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
21 to 22
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:00am


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences




Lesley Cephas
University of Arizona Health Sciences
College of Medicine – Tucson