Our May forum is an opportunity to meet leading innovators and hear about their work to take advances from research labs into clinical use and commercial success. Join us in downtown Seattle on May 6, 2014 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. This is the next step in our efforts to bring people together from different health sectors and to draw inspiration from each other’s work, whether in life sciences, Health IT, care delivery, healthcare finance, and other areas. These respected leaders will describe their projects, share their insights, and respond to audience questions:
Jo Masterson is a cofounder and Chief Operating Officer for 2Morrow, Inc, a Seattle based mobile software company who specializes in “mobilizing behavior change”. Jo will talk about her work with a clinical trial with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to commercialize the first Smartphone-delivered, smoking cessation app that is scientifically proven to help smokers quit. Recently 2Morrow was chosen for a $250,000 Washington Life Sciences Discovery Fund grant to pilot a new program based on this research.
• Charles (Chuck) Murry, MD, PhD is Co-director of the University of Washington Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), Professor of Pathology, and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biology. His research in the growth of healthy heart tissue from stem cells promises a new option for millions of people suffering from heart failure. He is currently building a biotech spin-off company based on this exciting research.
• Don Rule is the CEO of Translational Software which he founded in 2009 to accelerate the use of molecular diagnostics in clinical settings. Earlier roles for Don include a stint as CTO for Genelex, various program management roles at Microsoft, and Director of IT for a division of Dun & Bradstreet. Translational Software was bootstrapped in the SURF incubator in 2013 and has become a fast growing and profitable business. The company offers a SaaS platform that transforms genetic data into actionable guidance for physicians with detailed reports about the genetic implications of drugs personalized to each patient’s genetic profile.
• Lance Stewart, PhD, MBAis the Senior Director of Strategy for the Institute for Protein Design (IPD) at the University of Washington (UW). The basic and translational research investigators of the IPD are global leaders in crowd-sourcing protein design through FoldIT and Rosetta-at-home; using computational protein design to create a whole new world of synthetic proteins to address challenges in medicine, energy, and technology. Lance co-founded Emerald Bio in 1998 as a UW spin-out company. He is also a co-founder of the Northwest NeuroNeighborhood, a member of WINGS Washington medical technology angel investor network, and board member of Tetra Discovery Partners.
Tuesday May 6, 2014 5:30-8:00pm
5:30 – 6:00 Networking, food, refreshments
6:00 – 6:15 Community announcements
6:15 – 7:30 Presentations, Panel, and Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 more networking
Register Now. The $10 registration fee covers the costs of the venue, food, and refreshments. This a grass-roots, volunteer-run event.
The forum will be held in The Exchange Building at 821 Second Avenue, Seattle WA 98104 on the corner of 2nd Ave and Marion.
Please note that the doors to the Exchange Building automatically lock at 6pm. After 6:00 please knock on the 2nd Avenue door or call us. The meeting room is the “Dice Cabana”, on the right as you enter the 2nd avenue lobby just past Tully’s coffee shop. If you are entering from 1st avenue before 6 take the elevator to the 4th floor and it will be across the lobby.
Parking, Public Transit
Paid evening parking is available at the First & Spring deck on 1st Ave between Spring and Union (must pay by 5:30 but it is open til 10). There are also 2 parking decks at 1st and Columbia, with other parking options closer to Pioneer Square.
Public Transit is an easy way to get here. For bus routes enter “2nd and Marion” as your destination using http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/. It is a short walk to dozens of King Metro routes that frequent nearby bus stops on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd streets. The University and Pioneer Square transit stations are just a few blocks away for convenient access to bus routes and lite rail. Frequent Eastside routes, such as the 550 from Mercer Island and Bellevue use the freeway’s bus lanes for quick access to downtown during rush hour.
The Seattle Heath Innovation Forum is a grass-roots community comprised of people interested in health and biotech startups, healthcare institutions, research organizations, and other Seattle area companies who want to transform health and healthcare. Please join the mailing list and RSVP at www.meetup.com/seattle-health-innovation-forum