MILI Events

May 2022 Lab Chat - Balancing Innovation, Access and Affordability in our Health Care System

Join us for our next virtual Fireside Chat, May 19th, 12-1pm!

This May, we will talk to John O'Brien PharmD MPH, CEO of the National Pharmaceutical Council. This organization sponsors and participates in research on the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals and the clinical and economic value of pharmaceutical innovation. Dr. O'Brien's broad experience spans the public and private sector including senior advisory positions to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, senior policy positions for BCBS and CMS, and academic faculty positions at a number of prominent public universities. As usual, the session will include an off-the-record Q&A. Everyone is welcome!



MILI Partner Events

Introduction to Medical Device Cyber Security May 19-June 9. The Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity at  UMN is hosting this course designed to prepare early-career professionals working in Medical Device Manufacturing and Healthcare with an understanding of how to meet the safety and security expectations of the patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare organizations that use their products.


Start Up Shake Up: What it's like to be an Industry Disruptor! May 24, 5-7pm. Medtech Women has rounded up the most exciting female healthcare startup leaders in the Twin Cities to share their perspective on ‘a day in the life’ charting new territories - pushing boundaries and bringing new and important therapies to the market. This session features panelist Beth Lindborg, CEO of Sarcio Inc and one of our MILI affiliates!


UMN BME-Industry Grand Rounds. Through virtual events, local engineers, scientists, faculty, and trainees can share knowledge about critical biomedical engineering topics. Grand rounds are hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and held in partnership with local biomedical and tech companies.


Recent Lab Chats

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April 2022: Overnight Success - A Twenty Year Journey

Co-hosted by:  Stephen Parente PhD and Thom Gunderson MBA

Featuring: Nadim Yared MBA
CEO of CVRx and Chairman of NAMSA

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March 2022: Global Regulatory Landscape

Co-hosted by:  Stephen Parente, PhD and Thom Gunderson MBA

Featuring: Susan Alpert MD PhD, Mark D. Kramer RAC MS, and Winifred Wu MBA

Discussing the recent changes in the global medical devices and pharmacy regulatory industry.

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February 2022: RoundtableRx

Co-hosted by:  Stephen Parente, PhD and Thom Gunderson MBA


Rachel Rockwell PharmD, RPh, MPH

Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations
Pharmacist in Charge at RoundtableRx

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