The ITHS Career Development Series consist of monthly lectures and workshops designed to provide junior faculty and investigators with tools, a forum for discussion, and learning opportunities to help advance their careers.
Topics are selected based on an annual needs assessment.
Example topics include:
How to Write an NIH K Award
Making the Most of your Mentor Relationship
Mastering Public Speaking as a Researcher
Communicating your Findings Visually
What really happens in an NIH Study Review
Where can I find a CDS event?
ITHS partners with several UW campus and WWAMI regional partners to ensure we reach and engage the translational workforce with each series. CDS events occur across the main UW campus, in the UW Medicine South Lake Union building, and are often captured on video and edited for online distribution to our regional partners. Many of our offerings are also broadcast live as webinars to allow for flexible viewing opportunities. Check out the calendar for specific upcoming event topics and locations.
This session is designed to help translate ideas into successful business models. Scientists may be good at developing pharmaceuticals and medical devices but seldom understand the importance of the fit between what they offer and what is actually needed. We will visualize, design and test whether new clinical approaches will actually solve problems. Once ready for the “pitch”, we will transfer our attention toward the Small Business Innovations in Research/Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs offered by several Federal agencies that offer competitive access to non-dilutive funding.
At the end of the session, attendees will:
Understand the connection between a value proposition and customer segments
Describe the nine elements of successful business model
Test some hypothetical hypotheses on each other – “Get out of the building!”
Obtain a general understanding of the SBIR/STTR programs
Schedule of Activities
12:00-12:05pm – Welcome and Introductions
12:05-1:05pm – Presentation
1:05-1:25pm – Q&A
1:25-1:30pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey
About the Speaker
Robert “Trey” H. Coker, PhD, FACSM, FTOS is a Professor of Biology; Clinical Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dr. Coker also serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the Northwest Participant Clinical Interactions Network, and he is a member of the Regional Executive Committee and Scientific Success Committee affiliated with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.
Dr. Coker is a recognized expert in diabetes, obesity, sarcopenia and metabolic disease. Affiliated with funding from seven SBIR/STTR grants, Dr. Coker has served as a managing partner and/or senior scientist for three start-up companies in clinical nutrition. He has recently been inducted into the Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame for these efforts. He is also a certified instructor for the Lean LaunchPad methodology and Hacking for Defense.
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