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									                    FALL 2010 AND WINTER 2011 CLASS SYLLABUS
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PROGRAM:               NUvention: Medical Innovation

TIME:                  Wednesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION:              Varies by week between the Chicago and Evanston campuses:
                       Baldwin Auditorium, 1 Fl. Lurie Medical Center, 303 E. Superior St, Chicago
                       Kellogg Donald P. Jacobs Center, Room G40, 2001 Sheridan Rd, Evanston
                       Please check Course Schedule for location.
DIRECTORS:             Edward Voboril, Adjunct Professor, McCormick School of Engineering,
                       NUvention Chair,
                       Clinton Francis, Professor, School of Law
             , 312-503-6484
                       David Johnson, Associate Dean for Research Operations, Feinberg School of
                       Medicine and Associate Director, NUCATS Institute (CTI)
                       Michael Marasco, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Farley Center for
                       Entrepreneurship and Innovation, McCormick School of Engineering
             , 847-467-6347
                       David Mahvi, MD, James R. Hines Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of
                       Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery, Dept of General Surgery, Feinberg
                       School of Medicine,, 312-695-2534
                       Patrick McCarthy, MD, Heller-Sacks Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chair,
                       Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute,
                       Feinberg School of Medicine,, 312-695-3114
                       William Sutter, Senior Lecturer, Finance, Kellogg School of Management
             , 847-491-3562
                       James Conley, Clinical Professor, Kellogg School of Management
             , 847-491-4814,
                       John Troy, Professor, Chair, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of
                       Engineering,, 847-491-3822

CLINICAL               Murad Alam, MD, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine,
                       John Kim, MD, Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Division, Feinberg School
                       of Medicine,
                       Robert M. Levy, MD, Department of Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of
                       Elliot J. Roth, MD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg
                       School of Medicine,
                       David R. Walega, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of
                       Paul Tamul, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, p-

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FACULTY/STAFF:         Thomas Stat, Adjunct Lecturer, IEMS, McCormick School of Engineering,
                       Associate Partner, IDEO,, 312-869-6000
                       Daniel Brown, Adjunct Lecturer, IEMS, McCormick School of Engineering,
                       President, Loggerhead Tools LLC,, 708-923-1040
                       William Chang, Adjunct Lecturer, Northwestern School of Law, william-chang-
                       Timothy Calkins, Clinical Professor, Kellogg School of Management
             , 847-467-3209
                       Daniel Stokes, NU Law School,
                       Zaiba Baig, NU Law School,
OFFICE:                Rubloff Building, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 11 Floor-NUCATS, Chicago
                       David Johnson, PhD, Associate Dean, Research Operations, Feinberg School of
                       Medicine, Associate Director, NUCATS,, 312-503-7934
                       Joyce Gab Kneeland, PhD, Associate Director, Farley Center for
                       Entrepreneurship and Innovation,,

ASSISTANT:             Marc Lim, Feinberg Medical Student on Independent Study, m-

OFFICE HOURS:          Each NUvention faculty member maintains office hours. Please contact them
                       directly to schedule an appointment.

OVERVIEW:              NUvention: Medical Innovation is an interdisciplinary experiential learning
                       program designed to expose students to the entire innovation and
                       entrepreneurial life cycle. New medical technologies will evolve from basic
                       clinical needs. NUvention is designed to simulate how innovations become
                       businesses in the real world. Our primary goal is to walk through each of the
                       steps associated with bringing a medical innovation to the patient. In a very
                       compressed period of six months, student teams will be expected to work
                       through a number or product, intellectual property, regulatory and business
                       development steps as if they were part of an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial

                       The idea for NUvention: Medical Innovation originally came from students.
                       Northwestern administration and faculty have fully supported this course from
                       design to execution. Our faculty involvement goes beyond the individuals that will
                       teach each of the class sessions. We also have a number of clinical faculty that
                       will be advising each of the students teams.

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                       NUvention involves a close partnership with companies that will be providing
                       financial and education support. NUvention Partners are companies that have
                       assigned representatives to work with the faculty and students to advise on
                       curriculum and provide feedback to faculty and students on the innovations
                       developing within the class. Our expectation is that the collective efforts of the
                       students, faculty, and companies involved in NUvention will establish new
                       benchmarks for learning and innovation.

OBJECTIVES:            NUvention: Medical Innovation has been designed to accomplish the following

                              Understand how to innovate from need to prototype in the medical
                               technology space
                              Translate innovations into business opportunities that can become
                               sustainable entities
                              Learn the process associated with obtaining intellectual property
                               protection and regulatory approval
                              Learn how to create business entities and allocate equity
                              Develop design and prototyping skills to evolve an idea into a product
                              Present compelling arguments to convince subject matter experts and
                               financers to fund your idea
                              Enhance student’s team building skills with individuals of diverse
                               professional backgrounds

APPROACH:              NUvention is designed so that students will learn within and outside the
                       classroom. There are three main dimensions of learning:

                       Classes: We have a great diversity of students and faculty coming together
                       weekly to discuss topics relevant to medical innovation. Faculty experts will be
                       leading each class topic using a variety of teaching approaches from lecture to
                       case discussion. Guest speakers will be invited where appropriate. With 60+
                       students, we have a great opportunity for discussion where each student’s
                       background and experience can help enhance the learning. We have reduced
                       the number of lecture classes this year in recognition of the importance of team
                       meetings and faculty spending time with their team.

                       Team Assignments: Since innovation and entrepreneurship are never individual
                       efforts, most NUvention assignments will be performed collectively by the clinical
                       teams. Given the nature of the assignment, it is expected that the students with
                       the deepest expertise in the assignment area (i.e. clinical needs-Feinberg or
                       Prototyping-McCormick) will assume a lead role, but each team member still has
                       significant responsibilities for the deliverable. The team meetings/discussion and
                       work sessions leading to a completed assignment will be great learning

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                       Clinical Shadowing/Advising: Each student team will be working with a
                       Feinberg clinical adviser in their specialty area. The first 3-4 weeks of NUvention
                       involves shadowing their adviser as they perform their duties including patient
                       rounds and surgery. The Feinberg students on the team will be coordinating the
                       shadowing for the entire team under the supervision of the clinical advisers. This
                       observation will be a critical learning dimension. As the teams work on each of
                       their assignments, the clinical specialist will be advising the team from the
                       medical perspective.

ROLES:                 Each student will interface with faculty in the following roles:

                       School Faculty Director: The faculty director from your respective school will
                       have primary responsibility for your learning in NUvention. He/She will be
                       available for any advising and will be assessing your performance with input from
                       all other faculty. All individual student grading will be coordinated by the school
                       Faculty Director.

                       Team Faculty Director: Each clinical team will be assigned one Faculty Director
                       that will be working closely with the team. This Director will become very
                       knowledgeable of the team’s efforts and will be grading each team assignment.
                       Where the Director is not an expert on the specific assignment, they will be
                       working with the Faculty Director that is to ensure each assignment is graded
                       appropriately. Each Faculty Director will be advising 1-2 teams and grading their
                       team assignments.

                       Clinical Advisors: Each team will also be assigned a Feinberg faculty member
                       that is an expert in their selected clinical area. This person will be overseeing
                       their clinical shadowing and be their primary advisor for all medical areas. The
                       Clinical Advisor will provide grading input to the Team Faculty Director.

                       Supporting Faculty: A number of faculty subject matter experts will teach and/or
                       advise the student teams in areas like marketing, market research, design and
                       engineering. These faculty members will communicate with the Team Faculty
                       Directors on the teams’ efforts, and their input will be factored into grading.

ROLES:                 Students are expected to learn but also teach in this program. Each student has
                       a unique set of knowledge that they are expected to share with their team. During
                       a number of sessions, students will be presenting a topic to their teams relevant
                       to the program. Students will be driving certain aspects of deliverables directly
                       related to their skill sets, but are also expected to teach their team members
                       about that area while preparing deliverables. In other words, Engineering
                       students may be driving design and prototyping, but they are also expected to
                       teach their non-engineering team members about the processes they are

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ROLES:                 The NUvention Steering Committee is composed of faculty and administration
                       from the four Northwestern schools that provides overall governance to the
                       NUvention program in the following areas:

                              Curriculum Development
                              Financial Oversight
                              Intellectual Capital
                              Liaison to School and NU Administration

                       A student representative from each school will be invited to certain Steering
                       Committee meetings to provide student input/feedback.

BOARD:                 The NUvention Advisory Board is composed of representatives (NUvention
                       Partners) from each of the medical device firms that have supported the
                       curriculum development of NUvention and other individuals that bring a unique
                       perspective to the program. Advisory Board members will be invited to participate
                       in certain classes including the elevator pitch and final business plan
                       presentations. They will be available to advise the faculty and student teams over
                       the course of the program as needed.

GRADING:               Grading components include:

                       Individual Grade:                             400 Points
                       Assigned and determined by School Faculty Director

                       Team Grade:                                      600 Points
                       Assigned and determined by Team Faculty Director
                       Opportunity Pitch                                150 points
                       Preliminary & Final Design                       150 points
                       Business Plan Pres.                              100 points
                       Business Plan                                    200 points
                       (Including Business Formation, Intellectual Capital and Regulatory Docs)

                       Final Grades will be calculated on the following scale as a framework but at the
                       final discretion of each School Faculty Director:

                               Total Points           Grade    Feinberg Grade
                               900-1000 points          A       Honors
                               800-899 points           B       Pass
                               700-799 points           C       Pass
                               600-699 points           D       Fail
                               Below 600 points         F       Fail

                       Feinberg student do not receive letter grades. All other students will receive letter

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                       +/- grades will be available to students from schools that allow for them.

                       NUvention faculty will be grading according to the distribution/curve requirements
                       of their respective school for their respective students.

                       Students will receive feedback from their School and Team Faculty Director on
                       their performance at the mid point of each quarter and the end of the fall quarter.

                       All students will receive a Y-incomplete for the fall 2010 quarter. Upon
                       completion of the NUvention course in winter quarter 2011, the final grade
                       will be applied to both quarters.

                       Students that are reimbursed by their companies for tuition costs can
                       request a letter with a grade from their schools’ faculty director at the end
                       of fall quarter.
CONDUCT:               Every student is expected to abide by their individual school’s code of conduct.
                       Any alleged or actual violation of any code will be researched by the faculty
                       director from the student’s school. The highest level of ethical behavior is
                       expected from every NUvention student.

                       Since clinical shadowing will be occurring at NMH-Northwestern Memorial
                       Hospital, all NUvention students must abide by all NMH policies and submit to
                       NMH orientation as well as personal behavior and health disclosure requests.

USAGE:                 Students will be allowed to use laptops in the classroom for note-taking purposes
                       only during faculty-led case discussion and lecture.

                       All laptops must be powered down during class lectures and any guest
                       speakers. No exceptions!

                       All mobile phones/PDA’s must be muted during class.

                       Lack of adherence to these policies will impact a student’s class participation

EXPECTATIONS:          The faculty and students of NUvention expect the following from each student:

                              Preparation: Every student needs to come prepared for class and all
                               their out of class activities from team meetings to clinical shadowing.
                              Presence: Attendance is required at every class as well as out of class
                               activity. Attendance sign in rosters will be circulated at each class. Any
                               planned absence must be discussed with your school faculty director.
                              Promptness: Students are expected to be on time for class and any out
                               of class activity. All assignments must be submitted before established
                              Participation: We are in a learning environment where both faculty and

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                               students learn from each other. Your active participation in all class
                               discussions and team projects is critical to maximize each learning
OUTCOMES:              The NUvention Faculty Directors have established a very high standard for their
                       anticipated outcomes from this program. We expect every student will be able to:

                         Drive the evolution of a clinical need through all stages of product and
                          business development
                         Understand how intellectual property can be used in a business strategy,
                          including patent searching and application
                         Navigate the challenges of medical technology regulatory and reimbursement
                         Design and prototype a concept into a working device
                         Develop a business plan that will serve as a business roadmap and funding
                         Pitch a medical technology business to obtain funding

                       The NUvention faculty hope that some of the ideas developed within the class
                       may lead to start-up companies that the students launch upon class completion.

PROPERTY:              Since some of the students’ and faculty’s efforts in NUvention may lead to the
                       creation of intellectual property, we have developed an Intellectual Property
                       Agreement that each NUvention student must execute to define student, faculty
                       and Northwestern University potential interests.

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