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September 7, 2016 - September 8, 2016
University of Texas San Antonio JPL Assembly room (4.04.22)

NIH Multi-IC (NIAID/NCI/NIGMS/NIBIB)
Small Business Workshop 2016

September 7 - 8, 2016
University of Texas San Antonio/University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Agenda

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

 

8:00 – 8:30

**Registration**

8:30 – 8:50

Welcome and Workshop Overview

Natalia Kruchinin, Ph.D., NIAID Small Business Program Coordinator, Office of Research Training and Special Programs, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID 

Beena Koshy, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Industry Relations, Office of Technology Commercialization, The University of Texas System

Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D., M.B.A., Interim Vice President for Research, University of Texas at San Antonio

8:50 – 9:50

Overview of the NIH SBIR/STTR Programs

Matthew E. Portnoy, Ph.D., SBIR/STTR Director, Division of Special Programs / NIH SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Office of Extramural Programs, Office of Extramural Research, NIH

9:50 – 10:20

Scientific Review at NIH

Amy Rubinstein, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Point Person for Review of Small Business Applications, Center for Scientific Review, NIH

10:20 – 10:30

**Break**

10:30 – 11:00

SBIR/STTR Program Integrity

Maritza E. Zeiberg, C.P.A., Director, Division of Program Integrity, Office of Management Assessment, Office of the Director, NIH

11:00 – 11:30

Grants Management

Dhana Khurana, M.B.A., Lead Grants Management Specialist, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID

11:30 – 12:00

Funding Landscape for Early-Stage Companies

Matthew Fenton, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID

12:00 – 1:00

**Break**

1:00 – 1:50

SBIR/STTR Program at NIAID & High-Priority Areas of Interest

Natalia Kruchinin, Ph.D., NIAID Small Business Program Coordinator, Office of Research Training and Special Programs, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID 

Michael Minnicozzi, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, Allergy, Asthma and Airways Biology Branch, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation, NIAID

1:50 – 2:20

SBIR/STTR Program at National Cancer Institute

Kory Hallett, Ph.D., AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, SBIR Development Center, NCI

2:20 – 2:50

SBIR/STTR Program at National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Scott Somers, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, NIGMS

2:50 – 3:20

SBIR/STTR Program at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)- Small Business Support for Medical Device Development

Mr. Todd Merchak, Biomedical Engineer, NIBIB

3:20 – 3:30

**Break**

3:30-4:00

The March toward a Licensed PfSPZ Malaria Vaccine: A Journey Made Possible by SBIRs

Stephen L. Hoffman, M.D., D.T.M.H., D.Sc. (hon), FASTMH, CAPT, MC, USN (RET), Chief Executive and Scientific Officer, Sanaria, Inc.

4:00 – 4:30

Writing a Competitive SBIR/STTR Phase I Application

Lisa M. Kurek, M.S., Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

4:30 – 5:30

One-on-One Meetings with Government Staff

NIAID, NIGMS, NCI, NIBIB representatives

Thursday, September 8, 2016

 

8:30 – 9:00

**Registration**

 

9:00 – 9:50

The Path from Discovery to Market

Andrey J. Zarur, Ph.D., Managing General Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners

9:50 – 10:40

SBIR-Funded Product: Development, Validation, Launch

David Beylin, M.S., M.B.A., CEO, BLN Scientific, LLC

10:40 – 11:30

How to Pitch Your Business to Investors?

Liddy Karter, M.B.A., Managing Director, Enhanced Capital Partners

11:30 – 11:40

 **Break**

11:40-12:40

Panel: Diversifying NIH’s SBIR/STTR Program

Moderator:

Diane Adger-Johnson, Health Science Program Officer, ORTSP, DEA, NIAID

Panel members:

Matthew E. Portnoy, Ph.D., NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator

David Beylin, M.S., M.B.A., CEO, BLN Scientific, LLC

Kory Hallett, Ph.D., AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, SBIR Development Center, NCI

TBD

12:40-1:40

**Break**

1:40 – 2:30

Writing a Competitive SBIR/STTR Phase II Application

Lisa M. Kurek, M.S., Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC

2:30-3:00

Lessons Learned – Invest Your Time Wisely - by Yaso Biotechnology, Inc.

Mary F. Weitzel, M.B.A., CEO and President, Yaso Biotechnology, Inc.

3:00-3:20

Connecting the SBIR/STTR and I-Corps Programs to Achieve Commercialization Success across The University of Texas System

Carlos A. Kemeny, Ph.D., M.B.A. Assistant Director, Office of Technology Commercialization, The University of Texas System

3:20-3:50

Alafair Biosciences: A Bench to Bedside Story Made Possible with Non-Dilutive Funding

Sarah Mayes, Ph.D., Director of R&D, Alafair Biosciences, Inc.

3:50-4:00

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Natalia Kruchinin, Ph.D., NIAID Small Business Program Coordinator, Office of Research Training and Special Programs, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID 

Beena Koshy, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Industry Relations, Office of Technology Commercialization, The University of Texas System

 

 

Posted: August 5, 2016