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MedTech Panel: Digital Health and Wearable Technologies

April 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

BCLA is teaming up with Easton Technology Management Center at UCLA to organize a Medtech Panel on digital health and wearable technologies, at UCLA Anderson School of Business on April 10, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm. The medtech sector has been rapidly evolving in the recent years with advancements in wearable and mobile technology. The program of the event will include short presentations by the panelists, a panel discussion and finally a networking mixer with booth exhibitions.

Moderator and Panelists Information:

  • Moderator: Matt Bresnahan, JD, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Matt Bresnahan is a partner in the San Diego and Los Angeles offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he has focused his practice over the past 10 years on all aspects of intellectual property, including strategic patent counseling, patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Matt is primary outside IP counsel to more than 50 life sciences companies within the biotechnology, molecular biology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device fields in Southern California.

    Matt is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he has taught patent law for the past five years.

  • Panelist: Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA, Founding principal of CATALAIZE

    Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA is a geriatrics physician executive with a unique perspective bridging clinical, technical, business, design, ethics, policy, and movement expertise. She is passionate about building ecosystems, connecting needs to resources, identifying and addressing root causes of complex systems problems, and impacting culture change. Dr. Dombrowski creates technology-enabled services, business models and care models to improve the lives of populations with complex medical and social needs — including older adults, people with disabilities, severe chronic illnesses, and urban poor.

    Dr. Dombrowski is the founding principal of CATALAIZE, a consultancy that advises a wide range of healthcare organizations, technology companies, and investors on innovation and emerging technologies. She has also worked in technology startups, managed care, home care, nursing homes, community health centers, hospitals, and other settings along the continuum of care. Dr. Dombrowski was previously Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO+CIO) for a state-wide homecare and community health provider, the Technology & Communications Strategy lead for a large regional integrated delivery network’s Value-Based Care initiatives, Clinical Informatics Director at a multi-specialty network of community clinics, and Medical Director at a special needs managed care plan for Medicaid-Medicare dual-eligible seniors.

  • Panelist: Anthony M. Gonzales, MBA, MS(c), Co-founder of Force Impact Technologies

    As the co-founder of a Sports Tech start-up, I have experience managing projects, driving development, and innovatively solving problems. Through grit and determination, I have acquired a unique set of skills and have been exposed to a plethora of experiences. Living the start-up life accelerated my career development through real-world experience. As a battle-hardened manager, who has fought in the trenches with the engineers, rallied investors to believe in a mission and shipped a tangible product from ideation to delivery, I have proven my ability to ideate, deliver, and enhance projects at various levels of sophistication. Educated with an MBA in Supply Chain, problem-solving, optimization, and efficiency are not only skills I have acquired, but opportunities I strive to engage. Experienced in Agile project management, and scrum methodology, I understand how to operate in concise “sprints” with measurable deliverables. This allows for flexibility, ambiguity, and an expectation of uncertainty.

  • Panelist: Jorge Nieva, MD, Associate Professor of clinical Medicine at Keck Medical School

    Dr. Jorge Nieva graduated from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine in 1997, trained in internal medicine at University of California, San Diego and in oncology and hematology at the Scripps Clinic. In 2003 he joined the faculty of the Scripps Research Institute and the medical staff of the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, CA. While at Scripps, Dr. Nieva pioneered new technology for the detection of cancer cells in the peripheral blood and discoveries related to the fundamental mechanisms of the immune system.

    Dr. Nieva was recruited to the Billings Clinic in Montana in 2007 where he served as department chair and was a program leader who established the multidisciplinary lung cancer and head/neck cancer clinics at the cancer center. While in Billings, Dr. Nieva led efforts to establish a research program in virus-delivered cancer gene therapy and immunotherapy. His teams were awarded certificates for excellence in the conduct of cancer clinical trials from the National Cancer Institute and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Nieva returned to California, joining the faculty of the Keck School of Medicine in 2014.

  • Panelist: Mona Sobhani, PhD, Senior Manager and Research Lead at USC Center for Body Computing

    I’m a PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Southern California. I work in the A-Z lab with Dr. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh within the Brain and Creativity Institute, as well as collaborate with the USC Twin Lab led by Dr. Laura Baker. My dissertation work focuses on the relationship between psychopathic traits and the functional and structural connectivity of the fronto-amygdala neural circuit. Specifically, I’m interested in whether this relationship can be predicted by trait anxiety. My other research interests include emotion regulation, impulse control, and neural connectivity in psychopathology. I am especially interested in the implications that findings from neuroscience have for the current legal system in the United States, and all the ethical issues that arise from this intersection of neuroscience and law.

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