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Health 2.0 Pittsburgh Agenda:
7:00-7:30pm Startup 5&5. Three health startups will have five minutes to present and five minutes for Q&A and resource sharing from the audience.
7:30-8:15pm Keynote speaker
Lynn Brusco, Executive Director, Disruptive Health Technology Institute
Be one of the first to learn about the Disruptive Health Technology Institute at Carnegie Mellon. The Executive Director, Lynn Brusco will be speaking about how the institute hopes to achieve its goals of “increasing the affordability, simplicity and accessibility of healthcare.” Specifically, Lynn will speak about the proposal selection process and the distribution of its $5 million in funds. Register now to secure your spot!
Lynn M. Brusco is executive director of the Disruptive Health Technology Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Highmark and Allegheny Health Network have created the DHTI, a multi-year $11 million initiative aimed at increasing the affordability, simplicity and accessibility of health care. This academic and business partnership will create new tools and operating models to help reduce health care costs and improve outcomes for patients. DHTI is creating an innovation-creating environment where health care innovations can be clinically tested and rapidly delivered to patients. CMU researchers will lead the development of engineering, science, biomedical and health care delivery technologies with new institute colleagues.
Brusco’s 24-year career includes extensive experience in the commercialization of university innovation, start-up company formation, seed and venture capital development, technology-based economic development initiatives, investor relations and the facilitation of many public–private collaborations. Prior to her appointment at CMU, Lynn was Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer at the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, a biotechnology investment organization, where over nearly a decade, she worked with more than start-up 400 companies, shaped the organization’s strategic direction and the region’s global position as a life sciences industry leader. Lynn was also one of the original Directors of the Accelerator Fund, LLC venture firm.
Lynn is a founding Board member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women in Bio, a non-profit organization to support and recognize and emerging women leaders in the biosciences industry of Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia and a member of the founding board that created the Association for Corporate Growth Women’s Council. In addition, Lynn was recruited by the University of Pittsburgh to facilitate the first Bench to Bedside course for the $5M Coulter Program, a campus-wide effort led by Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering that identifies, selects, funds and mentors translational research by clinician-bioengineer teams that address unmet clinical needs through innovative technologies.
Lynn was recently nominated for the 2013 Athena Award and was named one of the Pittsburgh Business Times 2013 BusinessWomen First award winners. The National Diversity Council named Ms. Brusco one of Pennsylvania's Most Powerful and Influential Women of 2012. She is also a contributor to TEQ Magazine.
Ms. Brusco is a graduate of the Coro Center for Civic Leadership’s Women in Leadership Program and Leadership Pittsburgh XXIV. Lynn has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and education from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing her MBA.
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