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Diversity in Action on Innovation at UCLA Biodesign
November 1, 2020

Diversity in Action highlights the work of UCLA Biodesign’s female leadership in fostering an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of medicine, engineering, and entrepreneurship to create new innovations in patient care.

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UCLA Biodesign Fellowship 2021-2022 Now Open For Applications
September 2, 2020

UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces applications for the UCLA Biodesign 2021 Fellowship Discovery track are now open through mid-November.

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UCLA Biodesign Leadership on Redesigning Healthcare Amidst a Pandemic
August 24, 2020

Lisa Carmel, Vice President of Strategy at Ximedica, interviews UCLA Biodesign leadership on the program expansion and the mission of re-imagining a healthcare ecosystem better equipped to support patients and other key stakeholders during a pandemic.

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Desert Horse-Grant Named Modern Healthcare Top 25 Innovator

Desert Horse-Grant, senior director of UCLA Health Research and Innovation, and co-executive director of UCLA Biodesign, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s Top 25 Innovators. The program recognizes leaders who are instituting innovation and leading transformative programs that measurably improve patient-centered care through advances in technology.

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UCLA Biodesign Team Featured by Techstars
July 27, 2020

Protean Surgical Instruments, a soft robotics company founded by a team of UCLA Biodesign Fellows, was one of 50 student entrepreneurial teams selected from a field of over 330 applicants to participate in Blackstone LaunchPad’s Summer Fellowship program.

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UCLA Biodesign Response to COVID-19
July 1, 2020

UCLA Biodesign Fellows deployed across critical functions at UCLA Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing hospital operations, supply chain shortages for protective equipment, as well as volunteering in regions of urgent need.

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UCLA Biodesign Graduation
June 26, 2020

Join us is celebrating the graduation of the inaugural UCLA Biodesign Fellows and a keynote featuring Dr. Beth Seidenberg, Founding Managing Partner, Westlake Village BioPartners.

UCLA Biodesign Announces New Accelerator Track
June 18, 2020

The UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute announces UCLA Biodesign’s first class of Accelerator Fellows will begin in Summer 2020. The program is open to UCLA faculty and staff developing medical device, diagnostic, and digital products seeking to advance early stage concepts and prototypes.

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FDA Grants UCLA Health Permission to Use 3D-Printed Swab
June 8, 2020

UCLA Biodesign Fellow Gabe Oland helps lead UCLA Health clinical testing of 3D-printed nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID leading to FDA permission for use in just over one month. As covered the Los Angeles Daily News and HIT Consultant

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UCLA Biodesign Fellow Tackles Supply Chain Shortages for COVID-19 Testing
April 24, 2020

Recognizing a critical shift in health system needs, UCLA Biodesign Fellow, Dr. Gabe Oland, co-leads the UCLA Health COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab task force and IRB study, to address 3D printed swab options in light of scarce testing supplies.

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National Registry Quickly Set Up to Help Doctors Understand Risks COVID-19 Poses to Pregnant Women and Newborns
April 8, 2020

New national registry launched by UCLA Biodesign Fellow and UCLA Health OBGYN specialist, Dr. Yalda Afshar, in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco to determine possible effects of COVID-19 on pregnant women and newborns. As covered by the Washington Post, Kaiser Health News, WebMD and news outlets, KABC-TV, KCBS-AM and NBC Bay Area.

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UCLA Biodesign Team Selected as Finalist in Lowell Milken Entrepreneurship Competition
April 6, 2020

Protean Surgical Instruments, a UCLA Biodesign team, was selected as a finalist in the UCLA Lowell Milken Institute-Sandler Entrepreneurship Competition.

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UCLA Biodesign Fellow Builds Ventilator Prototype from Home Depot Parts
March 27, 2020

UCLA Biodesign Fellow, Glen Meyerowitz, applied his knowledge of oxygen flow as a former rocket engineer at Space-X to build a low-cost mechanical ventilator prototype in response to predicted shortages and the need for ventilators in resource-constrained settings. As covered by TIME, MedGadget, Los Angeles Business Journal and news outlets, KCAL-TV, KCBS-TV and NBC.

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UCLA Biodesign Team Wins UCLA Anderson Think in Next Innovation Challenge
February 29, 2020

UCLA Biodesign Team, CranioView, placed 1st in the inaugural UCLA Anderson Think in the Next Innovation Challenge after advancing to the finals as the top winner in the healthcare track.

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