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Fogarty Institute For Innovation

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Causes: Biomedicine & Bioengineering Research, Health

Mission: The fogarty institute for innovation is dedicated to finding new ways to treat illnesses and improve the well-being of patients through the practical application of innovative ideas and the education and mentoring of medical innovators.

Programs: Innovation program - for decades, the united states has benefited from being home to the pre-eminent medical innovation ecosystem in the world. This has ensured success to cutting-edge treatment options for the nation's citizens, has fueled the economy by being a major driver of small business and job creation, and has represented a significant and critical component of the nation's overall global technological leadership. The ultimate goal of the 501(c)(3) non-profit fogarty institute for innovation is to support medical innovation to benefit patients. As a necessary consequence of this effort, the institute addresses the factors threatening the nation's medical innovation ecosystem head-on. The unique approach of the institute is to identify innovations that have especially high potential for patient benefit. Through its flagship innovation support program, the fogarty institute receives applications for support from a broad candidate pool that includes physicians, students, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Innovations having the greatest potential for patient benefit are selected, and the institute supports the innovator's efforts to deliver their innovations to patients. The types of support provided to selected innovators by the institute include (a) direct mentoring by dr. Fogarty and other members of the mentor staff in the process of medical innovation and development, (b) significant, unfettered access to el camino hospital physicians and facilities that provides innovators with invaluable information that guides medical technology development, (c) laboratory/engineering space, (d) financial aid, and (e) access to the institute's network of clinical experts. The institute's lab space is currently devoted to the development of medical technologies that address a range of conditions, and these include maternal and infant health, cardiovascular disease, and a variety of diagnostics tools.

education program - through its education program, the fogarty institute makes its unique mentoring capability available to a much larger audience than is possible with the innovation support program by providing workshops, seminars and internships to interested members of the medical innovation, clinician, and entrepreneur communities. In this way, we hope to not only support active innovators, but also inspire the next generation of medical innovators - such as college and high school students - who may be considering a career in medical innovation.

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