This is the most up-to-date list of graduate programs in medical innovation based on the workshop held at BMES in 2016. If you know of a program that should be on the list, please fill out the survey.
Brief Program Description
Program areas of emphasis
Type of degree offered
Program Contact Title
|UC Berkeley - UCSF||Master of Translational Medicine||A one year professional program centered around capstone projects from clinical research labs. Students take courses in Bioengineering, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Clinical Needs and Strategies||Medical technology development||MTM||http://uctranslationalmedicine.org/||Moose O'Donnellemail@example.com|
|City College of New York||Master's in Translational Medicine||The City College of New York is proud to introduce our new Master’s in Translational Medicine program. This exciting new endeavor is designed to be completed in just one year and prepares students to navigate the process of developing basic science discoveries into technologies that can be used to improve public health.||Medical technology commercialization||MS||https://translationalmedicine.ccny.cuny.edu/||Sabriya Stukesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Masters Concentration in Medical Product Development||This BME Concentration is designed specifically for students who wish to pursue careers in the medical device industry. The curriculum has a focus on medical product design, development, and commercialization, including a full-year advanced product realization experience based on current clinical problems.||Medical Product Development||MS||http://bme.umich.edu/academics/design-program/graduate-design/||Jan Stegemann||Professor and Associate Chair for Masters Programsemail@example.com|
|Columbia University||MS in Biomedical Engineering||The Master’s degree program in the Department of BME provides students with education, training, and mentorship in medical technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and translational research. Project-based courses in the design and commercialization of medical innovations offered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, complemented by courses offered by other departments and schools, including the Columbia Business School and Columbia University Medical Center, provide students with a rich interdisciplinary educational experience. Graduates of our Master’s degree program are able to contribute to and drive medical innovation and support the promotion, development, and realization of the clinical potential of translational research.||Design, Entrepreneurship, Translational Research||MS||http://bme.columbia.edu/biomedical-engineering-masters-program||Katherine Reuther||Director of MS Studies and Lecturerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|University of Pittsburgh||Master of Science in Bioengineering - Medical Product Engineering||A special Professional Master's degree program in Bioengineering with an emphasis on Medical Product Engineering (MS-MPE) is offered by the Department of Bioengineering in conjunction with Center for Medical Innovation. The degree program emphasizes preparation for a career in the medical device industry through hands-on, practical experience in medical product design and development, development of advanced engineering skills, and instruction in professional affairs and practices in medical engineering. In essence, the program focuses on the application of engineering innovation to the identification of and solution to challenges in health care delivery in the medical industry. The Professional MS in Bioengineering - Medical Product Engineering is designed to assure mastery of specific knowledge and skills, rather than random accumulation of a specified number of courses. A thorough grounding in the principles of medical product innovation and development compliant with regulatory requirements is provided through a three-semester sequence that starts with immersion in the clinical environment and ends with a first generation prototype. The curriculum also provides a strong foundation in ethics, analysis, design principles, and principles of entrepreneurship as applied to medical product innovation.||Ideation, Development, Design||MS, MEng||http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/cmi||Kilichan Gurleyik||Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Education Director of Center for Medical Innovationemail@example.com|
|University of Pittsburgh||Certificate in Medical Product Innovation||The Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Innovation (C-MPI), offered by the Department of Bioengineering in conjunction Center for Medical Innovation is multi-faceted, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of medical innovation, with the objectives: |
1) To educate engineering graduate students at the MS and PhD levels in clinical, engineering, business, and legal aspects of the medical device design and development process;
2) To educate students of the health sciences (residents, fellows and clinicians) in engineering, business, and legal methodologies in identifying and developing innovative solutions to their problems;
3) To educate law students in engineering methodology, regulatory constraints, medical device intellectual property, and commercialization aspects of medical innovation;
4) To educate business (MBA) students in clinical, engineering, regulatory, and legal aspects of medical innovation and entrepreneurship; and
5) To train all of the above disciplines in the art of working in multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish the medical innovation process, from medical technology ideation, through development, to realization and commercialization.
|Ideation, Development, Entrepreneurship||Certificate||http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/cmi||Kilichan Gurleyik||Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Education Director of Center for Medical Innovationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rice University||Global Medical Innovation Masters Program||The GMI program is designed to educate and train engineers for leadership in the global medical technology through education in innovation, emerging-market design projects, and internships. The track builds on Rice’s top-ranked bioengineering programs, its award-winning design facilities, the successful history of innovation in the developing world with the Rice 360° Institute, and strong collaborations with the Texas Medical Center. The GMI program specifically targets students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related field, and who are interested in pursuing a career in the private, public, or non-profit sectors of medical technology.||Design, Global||Master of Bioengineering||gmi.rice.edu||Eric Richardson||Directoremail@example.com|
|Stanford University||Stanford Biodesign||Stanford Biodesign offers a portfolio of educational programs focused on health technology innovation. These offerings includes a full-time post-doctoral fellowship program, as well as courses targeted at graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford. We do not currently have a Master's program.||health technology innovation||certificate (fellowship)||http://biodesign.stanford.edu/||Lyn Denend (or Ross Venook)||Director, Academic Programsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Georgia Tech||Biomedical innovation & Development (MBID)||Georgia Tech’s Biomedical Innovation & Development (MBID) Master’s program provides the specialized training, exposure and skill sets required for the rigors of product development of high quality medical devices and for training potential future leaders of the medical device industry to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, commercialization and creation of medical device based economies across global settings. Georgia Tech MBID focus is on imparting graduate students with the full breadth of industry practices and knowledge of life cycle medical device development processes and steps involved in taking a concept or idea to commercialization for global markets.||Medical Device Product Development, Regulatory, Design, Quality, Manufacturing||Master's - MBID||https://mbid.bme.gatech.edu/||Sathya Gourisankar, Ph.D.||Professoremail@example.com|
|Keck Graduate Institute||Master of Science in Translational Medicine||The Master of Science in Translational Medicine (MSTM) program is a two-year program delivered jointly by the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) and Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Science at the City of Hope (IMGS). This program is aimed at providing students with an applied research experience and an in-depth understanding of how to translate basic research into medical products from the perspectives of both academic research (discovery) and downstream commercial |
development. Graduates will acquire competitive advantage in pursuing further research education at the doctoral level, medical education or both, or will be uniquely positioned to begin research laboratory careers in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, clinical or academic laboratories.
|applied research, therapeutics discovery, life sciences industry||MS||http://www.kgi.edu/academic-programs/ms-in-translational-medicine-(mstm)||Anastasia Levitin||Program Co-Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Johns Hopkins University||Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) master’s degree program||The CBID master’s degree program takes students through the entire device design cycle, from observation and analysis to development and commercialization. Throughout this experience, students collaborate with top industry experts, including:|
- Renowned clinicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Experienced investors and medical device company entrepreneurs
- Regulations experts at the Food and Drug Administration and other government agencies
- Leadership staff at top medical device design companies, such as Boston Scientific and Medtronic
The CBID medical device master’s program familiarizes students with pre- and post-market requirements, as well as device classifications, import and export regulations, and public health guidelines. Students learn how to efficiently research intellectual property, write business plans, present their ideas to outside advisors, and complete other core steps in the device development process. Students also develop their leadership, communications, and marketing skills throughout the duration of the CBID program.
|Regulations, Leadership, Design, Entrepreneurship||MS||https://email@example.com|
|University of California Los Angeles||UCLA Biodesign||The UCLA Biodesign Program is a healthcare technology hub in Southern California. At the cornerstone of the program is the UCLA Biodesign Fellowship, a one-year professional postgraduate fellowship for emerging leaders in healthcare technology, including, clinicians, nurses, engineers, developers, and designers. As a part of the training hub, an accelerator track is offered alongside graduate course offerings.||Healthcare technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Impact||Fellowship||https://biodesign.ucla.edu||Jennifer McCaney||Co-Executive Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|