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Tuesday, May 14 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Pediatric Health Innovation FILLING

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The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC’s Lawrenceville Campus is a hub for basic scientific, clinical and translational research. Anchored by UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center, pediatric health clinicians and researchers cohabitate to generate research impacting clinical practice through policy development and commercialization. Pitt and UPMC’s pediatric health innovation epicenter in Lawrenceville has strong ties to the clinicians and researchers at the Oakland Campus and beyond. This panel will highlight some of the unique challenges faced in commercializing medical products targeted at “small” patient populations, discuss the recently awarded Pennsylvania Pediatric Device Consortium (PPDC) as a federally-funded means to address some of those challenges and shine a spotlight on Pitt and Children’s researchers, as well as partners from Industry, who are actively driving their innovations towards clinical and commercial impact. Team members from the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and sciVelo-Innovation Institute will be on-hand to provide more information on this new funding mechanism, how researchers can engage the PPDC, and how community members can partner with it.

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Donald Taylor, PhD, MBA, CLP

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Translation, University of Pittsburgh
Donald P. Taylor, PhD, MBA, CLP, is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Translation, Executive Director, sciVelo, Co-director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Innovation Core, Associate Director, Center for Medical Innovation, Associate Professor of Biomedical... Read More →

Sarah Palya

Founder and CEO, Gus Gear LLC
Sarah is the founder and CEO of Gus Gear LLC, a Pittsburgh, PA-based medical textile company that makes securement devices and covers for medical implements like central lines, ostomy pouches and feeding tubes. Sarah is focused on maximizing patient safety and quality of life for... Read More →

Maureen Mulvihill, PhD

President and CEO, Actuated Medical, Inc
Dr. Mulvihill is President and CEO of Actuated Medical, Inc. (AMI). Mulvihill co-founded AMI on the entrepreneurial idea that an agile business could solve clinical needs using electronically controlled motion.  Over the last 12 years, Mulvihill built a company that develops, manufactures... Read More →

Rachel Berger, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Pediatrics / Director, Child Abuse Research, University of Pittsburgh / Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
Dr. Berger is a professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Pediatrics and Director of Child Abuse Research for the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research. Here clinical duties include serving as Chief of the Child Advocacy Center and Child Protection Team at UPMC... Read More →

Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Oaklander Hotel 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213