UCLA Biodesign is the product of a novel collaboration between the CTSI, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Health, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Uniting stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem, UCLA Biodesign seeks to transform medicine through the development of novel technologies. Education and training are central to UCLA Biodesign’s mission. The process this program follows begins with identifying meaningful needs from clinical and industry partners, followed by immersion, ideation, invention, and implementation. UCLA Biodesign members work with industry partners and the medical community to advance solutions that deliver improved value and outcomes to patients worldwide. The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship is an exciting year-long entrepreneurial opportunity at a world-class health organization. UCLA Biodesign utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to assemble a team of fellows that tackle some of today’s most challenging clinical needs. Development opportunities are aimed at transformative technologies, from advanced devices to sophisticated digital therapeutics.

The UCLA Biodesign team is supported by affiliate faculty from across the UCLA campus, including the David Geffen School of Medicine, Anderson School of Management, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Dentistry, and School of Law. Leading industry advisors support the Biodesign team across industry verticals through mentorship, resource allocation, and financial sponsorship.  The team uses Stanford Biodesign’s online library of teaching modules as well as new content created in collaboration with UCLA Biodesign industry partners in life sciences product design, manufacturing, and commercialization, as well as consultants from the legal, regulatory, and investment sectors with the aim of generating technology-ready programs for SBIR and STTR grants. Through this model, UCLA Biodesign prepares advanced-degree candidates, medical residents. and early-stage career faculty from its four institutions to navigate the process of translating discoveries to products. UCLA Biodesign also provides education and training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and biomedical device innovation fundamentals. The program is a core component of the UCLA CTSI's Workforce Development program and is directed by Dr. Jennifer McCaney.

For more information, visit the UCLA Biodesign Program website.

Last updated
November 17, 2023