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Virtual Lunch & Learn – OHSU Innovates: A Collaborative Network Driving Innovation

April 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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OHSU Innovates supports OHSU innovators through collaborations, agreements, licensing, startup support, and more.

In this virtual Lunch & Learn, you will learn about the different programs and offices that support and drive innovation at OHSU and for our region. You’ll also hear about how intellectual property is managed in a University setting and the unique aspects of innovating in an environment that is primarily supported by federal funding.

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About the Speakers:

Aditi Martin, PhD

Senior Director, Collaborations and Entrepreneurship, OHSU
Director, Innovation and Awards Program, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, OHSU

Aditi Martin aims to foster a thriving regional environment to support innovation, enable productive collaborations that drive technology development, complement research and clinical expertise and enhance innovation programs across OHSU and the region. Aditi and her team build partnerships, support start-ups and provide access to proof of concept funding, mentors and educational opportunities for OHSU’s growing entrepreneurial community.

Prior to joining OHSU, Aditi served at the Office of Technology Ventures at Johns Hopkins University, where she managed intellectual property, lead the negotiation and execution of a variety of technology development and collaborative agreements focused on translation of biomedical advances. Aditi has also worked in the start-up world developing a cancer diagnostic platform.

Aditi received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Michigan State University and her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recipient of the 2018 Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award.

Travis G. Cook, M.S., M.B.A., CLP

Senior Director, OHSU Technology Transfer

Travis acts as Senior Director of Technology Transfer where he is responsible for department operations and its implementation of OHSU’s intellectual property strategy and all related business development activities including startup formation and agreement negotiation. He received a M.S. in chemistry from UC San Diego, a M.B.A. from Willamette University, and is a Certified Licensing Professional with the Licensing Executives Society International. Travis is an inventor and author on numerous patents and peer-reviewed publications and wrote a case study in the management textbook, Building a Case for Biotechnology. Prior to joining OHSU Technology Transfer, Mr. Cook was the Director of Business Development at Galena Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: GALE) and has held appointments at Kalypsys, Inc., Ansata Therapeutics, Inc., and Mixture Sciences, Inc. Throughout Travis’s career he has worked with a variety of biopharmaceutical assets ranging from discovery to commercial.

Travis enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and dog. He and his wife are outdoor enthusiasts and spend their free time mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, skiing, rock climbing, and surfing.

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This event is organized by OBI/OTRADI.


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