The program offers Biodesign fellows an intensive year-long entrepreneurial opportunity where they identify and address challenging clinical needs at UCLA Health, the number one hospital in California and number six nationally. Development opportunities within the scope of UCLA Biodesign are aimed at transformative technologies – from advanced devices to sophisticated digital therapeutics. Fellows have the opportunity to leverage clinical and health IT resources at UCLA Health through clinical immersion across disciplines as well as the market and business faculties at UCLA Anderson. Working in an interdisciplinary team, fellows leverage combined expertise in engineering, design, medicine and business to develop solutions that will transform patient care. Fellows also receive curated instruction during a two-week bootcamp and mentorship throughout the program from industry professionals with domain expertise across the healthcare ecosystem.
Early-career MD, MBA and MS / PhDs in engineering, medicine, design, computer science professionals with a strong interest in device and digital design are encouraged to apply. RNs with applicable experience are also encouraged to apply.
The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship is part of a regional economic development initiative in Southern California supported by a U.S. Economic Development Authority i6 Challenge grant to create a medtech hub in Los Angeles. Members of the UCLA and greater Los Angeles communities are invited to join UCLA Biodesign in their mission to accelerate medical innovation and training alongside their campus partners. There are many opportunities for engagement. Please send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UCLA Biodesign is led by Jennifer McCaney, PhD, adjunct assistant professor of medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine and lecturer at UCLA Anderson, and Desert Horse-Grant, senior director of UCLA Health Research and Innovation.
UCLA Health, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the UCLA Anderson School of Management launched UCLA Biodesign with the support of UCLA CTSI. Faculty from UCLA’s schools of engineering, dentistry, nursing, law and public health also lend their support and expertise to this exciting pilot program.