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Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation

The Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) utilizes industry best practices to discover, develop, demonstrate, and disseminate therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical device technologies that change the standard of care for pediatric, adolescent, adult and elderly patients.

Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI)

A specific resource for Frontiers’ investigators is the nationally known Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) at the University of Kansas, which focuses on translating laboratory and bedside discoveries into new therapeutic opportunities. IAMI’s mission is to discover and develop drug, diagnostic, and medical device technologies with a clear path to market. IAMI’s vision is to change the standard of care for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and elderly patients suffering from diseases, including cancer and rare diseases, by bringing solutions to market. IAMI leadership and experience in accomplishing commercialization can help Frontiers’ investigators succeed in their specific areas of interest. With the help of a Frontiers’ navigator, investigators can access mentorship, business advice, and can apply for IAMI Trailblazer pilot funding for promising research.

Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Grand Rounds Monthly Seminar Series

  • The HSE Entrepreneurial Grand Rounds seminar series features successful and engaging scientists who have proven experience in entrepreneurial ventures sharing their stories via webcast.
  • Check the Frontiers Calendar for more information on upcoming presentations times and viewing locations.
  • Recorded presentations can be accessed via the University of Tennessee Health Science Centers website: http://www.uthsc.edu/research/about/events/hse-seminars-series/recorded-presentations.php

The HSE Entrepreneurial Grand Rounds seminar series is a collaboration between the University of Alabama Birmingham, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Additional resources for Frontiers Investigators is the Lead Development and Optimization (LDO) Shared Resource.  This resource encompasses High Throughput Screening (HTS), Medicimal Chemistry (MDCM) and Biopharmaceutical Innovation and Optimization Center (BIOC).

More information can be found at:

https://www.kucancercenter.org/research/shared-resources-core-facilities/lead-development-optimization

IAMI Contacts

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Scott Weir, PharmD, Ph.D.

IAMI Lead

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Carolyn Vivian

Innovation Navigator

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Amanda  Brinker, Ph.D.

IAMI Lead

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