FALL 2010 AND WINTER 2011 CLASS SYLLABUS DRAFT AS OF 9/21/10 PROGRAM: NUvention: Medical Innovation TIME: Wednesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. LOCATION: Varies by week between the Chicago and Evanston campuses: st 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. FACULTY DIRECTORS: Edward Voboril, Adjunct Professor, McCormick School of Engineering, NUvention Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org Clinton Francis, Professor, School of Law email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-695-3114 William Sutter, Senior Lecturer, Finance, Kellogg School of Management email@example.com, 847-491-3562 James Conley, Clinical Professor, Kellogg School of Management firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-491-4814, John Troy, Professor, Chair, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, email@example.com, 847-491-3822 CLINICAL Murad Alam, MD, Department of Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, ADVISORS: firstname.lastname@example.org John Kim, MD, Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery Division, Feinberg School of Medicine, email@example.com Robert M. Levy, MD, Department of Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org Elliot J. Roth, MD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, email@example.com David R. Walega, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Tamul, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, p- email@example.com NUvention: Medical Innovation Syllabus as of 3/29/2011 SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Page 1 FALL 2010 AND WINTER 2011 CLASS SYLLABUS DRAFT AS OF 9/21/10 SUPPORTING FACULTY/STAFF: Thomas Stat, Adjunct Lecturer, IEMS, McCormick School of Engineering, Associate Partner, IDEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-869-6000 Daniel Brown, Adjunct Lecturer, IEMS, McCormick School of Engineering, President, Loggerhead Tools LLC, email@example.com, 708-923-1040 William Chang, Adjunct Lecturer, Northwestern School of Law, william-chang- firstname.lastname@example.org Timothy Calkins, Clinical Professor, Kellogg School of Management email@example.com, 847-467-3209 Daniel Stokes, NU Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org Zaiba Baig, NU Law School, email@example.com PROGRAM MANAGEMENT th 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312-503-7934 Joyce Gab Kneeland, PhD, Associate Director, Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, email@example.com, 847-467-4432 FELLOW/TEACHING ASSISTANT: Marc Lim, Feinberg Medical Student on Independent Study, m- firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICE HOURS: Each NUvention faculty member maintains office hours. Please contact them directly to schedule an appointment. PROGRAM 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 team. 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. NUvention: Medical Innovation Syllabus as of 3/29/2011 SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Page 2 FALL 2010 AND WINTER 2011 CLASS SYLLABUS DRAFT AS OF 9/21/10 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. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: NUvention: Medical Innovation has been designed to accomplish the following objectives: 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 LEARNING 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 opportunities. NUvention: Medical Innovation Syllabus as of 3/29/2011 SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Page 3 FALL 2010 AND WINTER 2011 CLASS SYLLABUS DRAFT AS OF 9/21/10 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. FACULTY 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. STUDENT 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 following. NUvention: Medical Innovation Syllabus as of 3/29/2011 SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Page 4 FALL 2010 AND WINTER 2011 CLASS SYLLABUS DRAFT AS OF 9/21/10 STEERING COMMITTEE 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. ADVISORY 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 grades. NUvention: Medical Innovation Syllabus as of 3/29/2011 SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Page 5 FALL 2010 AND WINTER 2011 CLASS SYLLABUS DRAFT AS OF 9/21/10 +/- 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. STUDENT 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. TECHNOLOGY 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 grade. STUDENT 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 deadlines. Participation: We are in a learning environment where both faculty and NUvention: Medical Innovation Syllabus as of 3/29/2011 SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Page 6 FALL 2010 AND WINTER 2011 CLASS SYLLABUS DRAFT AS OF 9/21/10 students learn from each other. Your active participation in all class discussions and team projects is critical to maximize each learning opportunity. PROGRAM 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 approval Design and prototype a concept into a working device Develop a business plan that will serve as a business roadmap and funding document 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. INTELLECTUAL 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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