Tech Women Event: Future Health



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    Title: Future Health

    Game changing or "disruptive," discoveries in science and technology of healthcare and medicine have potential to make a big difference in our future health and longevity. Many of these will also create new business and career opportunities for us as Tech Women in Silicon Valley.

    Find out:

    • what some of these technologies are
    • how they may impact your health
    • what are the career opportunities
    • how to leverage innovation & entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley


    Tarangini (Gini) Deshpande, Ph.D.  Co-founder of Numedii, Inc.   (bioinformatics)

    Penny Dong, Ph.D. Global Project Manager at Genentech/Roche  (pharmacogenomics)

        * Prof. Fan Yang, Asst. Prof., Bioengineering & Orthopedic Surgery-  Stanford

        Fan Yang is currently an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Yang received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Robert Langer at MIT. Her research seeks to develop novel biomaterials and stem cell-based therapeutics for controlled drug delivery and tissue regeneration. Examples of applications include therapies for musculoskeletal diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Dr. Yang has received multiple awards from professional societies including National Scientist Development Grant Award from American Heart Association, Faculty Scholar of the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation, and Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.

            *Michelle Y. Williams, RN, MSN, National Nurse Leader for Technology Innovation & Research   Kaiser Permanente

              Michelle Y. Williams, RN, MSN is the national nurse leader for Technology Innovation and Research at Kaiser Permanente, Information Technology, and National Patient Care Services at Program Offices. Michelle has extensive clinical background and has held many  leadership roles including  chief nursing officer, maternal-child health director,  and nursing quality director.  In her current role, Michelle’s areas of focus include researching emerging technologies that are 3 to 5 years out on the horizon, in addition to exploring opportunities to optimize existing technologies. Michelle has researched technologies that support mobility, member service, data integration, virtual worlds, nursing care delivery at the bedside, medication adherence, and technologies that support the patient hospital room of the future.  Michelle is also pursuing a PhD in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a focus on nursing informatics and education. 
              Michelle works with the Garfield Healthcare Innovation Center, named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative organizations in 2010.

    3140 Hansen Way
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    $10 for SDForum Members
    $25 for Non-Members
    $0 for Platinum Pass

    Tech Women's Program



    6:00 - 7:00 p.m Registration, Heavy Appetizers &; Networking

    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Program / Q &; A