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2021 UH Research & Innovation Day

opening slide
Mukesh Jain
Kenneth Remy
Alex Huang
Peter Agre
Agre Slide
Mukesh award
Lalitha Nayak
Reshmi Parameswaran
Dennis Watson
David Zidar
Sanjay Rajagopalan
Ryan Allison
Brandon Cornuke
Colin Drummond
Eva & Mary
Ryan Juza
RE Team

UH Research & Education Institute and Ventures hosted the 3rd UH Research & Innovation Day on Nov. 5, 2021 to celebrate the rich legacy of history of producing healthcare leaders. Our world-class programs guide more than 1,000 residents and fellows each year, training them to become healthcare leaders in their respective fields, both nationally and internationally.

Keynote Speakers

From Lake Wobegon to Stockholm via Adelbert Road Peter Agre, MD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Director - Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, UH Alumnus Watch Presentation

Four Questions Every Innovation Leaders Needs to Ask: How to Create a Powerful Value Proposition and Use It to Accelerate Innovation Brandon Cornuke, Vice President - Startup Services, MAGNET Watch Presentation


Opening Remarks & Academic Overview Mukesh Jain, MD Watch Presentation

Heme-Driven Immune Suppression Kenneth Remy, MD Watch Presentation

Myeloid-Directed Immune Modulation Therapies for Sarcoma Alex Huang, MD, PhD Watch Presentation

Targeting Neutrophils in Thrombosis: Leading from the Back Lalitha Nayak, MD Watch Presentation

A new CAR-T Cell Therapy for B Cell Cancers Reshmi Parameswaran, PhD (This presentation cannot be viewed due to publication rights)

Developing Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles for Immunotherapy of Glioblastoma Dionysios Watson, MD, PhD Watch Presentation

Immunohematologic Profiles and Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Risk David Zidar, MD, PhD Watch Presentation

Convergent Connected Cardiovascular Health Through Environmental Transformation Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD Watch Presentation

Medtech Flyers Awardee Presentations

UH Ventures and Research & Education Institute partnered together to source and fund promising early-stage medical device concepts. The funding will lift novel ideas and concepts that need early support for the development and have a clear commercial pathway with a meaningful impact on patient care.

$25,000 Award Recipients

Concept: Vaginal Dilator System
Team: Colin Drummond, PhD, Adonis Hijaz, MD, Shubham Gupta, MD

Concept: TheraPee to Go
Team: Eva Johnson, MD, Mary Dombrowski, APRN, Lynn Woo, MD

$15,000 Award Recipients

Concept: Robotic Port Retention Sleeve
Team: Ryan Juza, MD, Jeffrey Marks, MD, Amitabh Chak, MD, Daniel Hashimoto, MD, Steve Schomisch, PhD

Watch Presentations