Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day

10th Annual Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day September 20, 2018

8:00am: Keynote Address

Timothy J. Miller, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & CEO, currently President & Chief Scientific Officer

Rainbow Amphitheater

Presentations from Idea Submission Winners will be at Noon in the Rainbow Community Room.

What is Pediatric Innovation Day?

Started in 2008, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital recognized the opportunity to create to create a formal program for improving pediatric care. With the intent of harboring innovation and developing employee ideas on improving pediatric care, the First Annual Pediatric Innovation Day was developed. This mission was further enhanced in 2013 with the generous support of the Belcher and Weir families to create the Belcher-Weir Families Pediatric Innovation Day.

Now in its tenth year and growing stronger every year, Pediatric Innovation Day is looking for any University Hospitals employee who has an idea on how to provide better care to pediatric patients. This can be an improvement to a pre-existing treatment method, the development of a new device or tool, or simply a new way to better care for our smallest patients. In addition, this year for projects that fall within the categories of Preventing Childhood Obesity, Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Remote Pregnancy Monitoring or Preventing Opioid Misuse in Pregnant Women & New Moms, there may be an opportunity to pursue additional external funding support in collaboration with the UH Department of Institutional Relations & Development.

Ideas can be submitted which are in any level of development, and do not need to be long, complex or fully developed. All submitted ideas will be reviewed by the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital community and the top ideas will be awarded with funds to help further develop the proposed idea. View past Belcher–Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day winners.

Idea Submission Deadline: September 10, 2018

Use the form found here and submit your idea:

Grants will be awarded to the top three ideas.

Need help? Contact one of the following UH Ventures team members or our general email address at

Kip Lee, Director, Innovation Center

Steve Behm, Director, Business Development

Claudia Hoyen, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

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