Healthcare @ Stanford Events, Student Groups and Resources hosted by CHIPS


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Healthcare Networking Dinner

Are you interested in healthcare? Are you interested in meeting graduate students in other schools? Would you like free dinner?

If so, come to our semi-annual CHIPS Healthcare Networking Dinner! It will be this Wednesday, May 27th from 5:30-7:30pm at the LK Alumni Lawn (next to the LKSC building) . Build long-term connections with graduate students and trainees interested in healthcare (innovation, technology, and policy) from the Schools of Business, Engineering, H&S, Law and Medicine at Stanford University.

Please RSVP for the free CHIPS Interschool Healthcare Dinner by Tuesday, May 26th.


Startup Seminar Series

Curious about entrepreneurship?

Interested in entering the biotech startup world?

Learn from these experts who have founded successful and impactful companies in this seminar series.

Dinner will be provided!

RSVP here to help us order enough food for attendees!

Healthcare Networking Dinner

Build long-term connections with graduate students and trainees interested in healthcare (technology & policy) innovation from the Schools of Business, Engineering, H&S, Law and Medicine at Stanford University. 11-13-14, 6-8pm. Tresidder Oak Room.


6:00 - 6:45PM  appetizers and mingling

6:45 - 8:00PM  seated dinner

Special guests representing a wide range of career paths in healthcare will be joining us:

Smruti Vidwans (Healthcare/Biotech) is Chief Scientist at CollabRX. She is an award-winning researcher and biomedical industry expert who has developed strategies for organizations ranging from pharma giants to drug-discovery startups and nonprofits. At CollabRx, she has driven the development of the molecular disease models and proprietary Therapy Finder applications in cancers such as melanoma, lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Prior to CollabRx, she was at McKinsey and Company where she worked on a developing a range of business and scientific solutions for the pharmaceutical industry - including clinical trial design and evaluation, R&D process optimization, business strategy implementation, and change management. She has co-founded and consulted with several drug discovery startups. In addition, she has worked in the Tuberculosis drug discovery space for which she was named one of the top 100 young investigators under 35. Dr. Smruti Vidwans holds a SB in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Genetics, Developmental and Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Fraser Tan (Biotech Management/Start-ups) completed her PhD (2011) and a short postdoc at Stanford University studying molecular mechanisms of ciliated cell development in the embryonic mouse lung. Since then, she's been working at a small science/tech start-up called Science Exchange, where she originated the Science Solutions Manager position. Currently, she serves as an internal scientific expert for the company, which is an online marketplace connecting researchers with companies and core facilities that can help them accelerate their research. She focuses on the company's concierge Validation service, working to address the current crisis in scientific reproducibility.

Adriana Tajonar (Entrepreneurship) manages the QB3 Startup in a Box and QB3 Accelerator programs, a core part of QB3’s initiative to launch life science companies and set them up for operational success. The QB3 Startup in a Box Program allows entrepreneurs to form well-structured companies and prepare competitive SBIR applications. In 2 years, the program has formed over 150 companies, 31 of which are already operational. Adriana also runs the QB3-BayBio Accelerator Program, which aims to make companies operationally efficient by providing advice, checklists, and connections to best-in-class service providers. Adriana holds a PhD in biological and biomedical sciences from Harvard University and a BS in biology from MIT

Andrew A. Radin and Andrew M. Radin (Big Data/Start-ups) are CEO and Chief Business Officer, respectively, of TwoXAR, a start-up which uses computational approaches for drug discovery. They will be joined by Desiree Li, a Stanford Medical School student who is currently interning at the company.
Andrew A. Radin has been the Chief Technology Officer at several early stage companies where he has managed teams as small as five geeks in an apartment to over a hundred technologists distributed around the world. Andrew also consults for a venture capital firm, and has provided technical diligence and mentoring for a number of growing startups. As Chief Executive Officer of twoXAR, he developed twoXAR's proprietary algorithm and will focus on refining the product, building the team, and fundraising. Andrew is currently studying biomedical informatics part-time via Stanford University’s SCPD program and holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Andrew M. Radin formerly worked as an investor in venture and private equity funds and has designed, built, and managed several small organizations. Andrew co-founded a mobile platform startup while at MIT. As Chief Business Officer of twoXAR, Andrew will initially focus on validating the market, identifying customers, building the team, and fundraising. Andrew holds a Master in Business Administration degree from MIT Sloan, a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and cell biology from UCSD, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from UCSD.

And more guests to come! Please RSVP online by November 11th.

Dinner tables will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.  If there is a guest you would really like to have dinner with, please be sure to come early to the event!


Healthcare Lunch with Angel Orrantia of SKTA Innopartners

Join us for an intimate lunch with Mr. Orrantia to learn about startup accelerators, the business side of startups, and the interests of SKTA Innopartners. 11-15-13

CHIPS and SALSA: Genomics

A new initiative this year, join us for a themed series focused on understanding the different perspectives of certain topics. In our first installment, we will bring in 3 leaders in different areas of genomics (medicine, policy, business) to give a 15 minute talk on genomics. We will then open a panel discussion with these leaders. And of course, there will be chips and salsa. Date TBA

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