Meet the UCLA Biodesign Discovery Fellows on the frontlines of healthcare innovation.
These individuals embody our mission to transform medicine through the identification of unmet needs and the development of novel technologies.
The application for the new cohort is open!
A longitudinal innovation program for faculty and staff interested in inventing technology at the intersection of medical devices, diagnostics, software, and digital therapeutics, the Accelerator Fellowship was launched in 2020. A series of monthly workshops and one-on-one mentorship meetings led by UCLA Biodesign faculty are coupled with project-focused deliverables to advance concept and prototype-stage projects, de-risk early-stage milestones, and prepare for innovation pitch competitions. The Accelerator Fellows are uniquely supported by interdisciplinary teams of MBA candidates at the UCLA Anderson School of Management through a course lead by UCLA Biodesign and Anderson faculty.
Launched in 2021, the Translational Fellowship is a catalyst for clinical trainees and junior faculty seeking experience in healthcare innovation through clinical study design, strategy, and execution. The opportunity to interact with external study sponsors developing technology at the forefront of healthcare delivery enables the Translational Fellows to build a foundational knowledge of the clinical development process and the supporting functions for the adoption of new technology, such as regulatory, reimbursement, and commercialization considerations.