UTSW AI Innovations Challenge

Co-sponsored by us, UTSW Office of Technology Development, & Lyda Hill Philantropies, the AI Innovations Challenge is designed as a mini accelerator program to foster innovation and practical applications of AI in the life sciences, biotech, and healthcare sectors. The competition encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, offering stages from initial proposal submission to final project development, with mentoring and support for commercialization.

Challenge Period: July 1, 2024 - August 30, 2024. Registration is closed and teams have been finalized. They will develop their projects under expert guidance and present their solutions to a panel of distinguished judges from both industry and academia.

Team 1: MEDBOX
MedBox: A Fully Localized Solution for Healthcare AI

Team 2: Umed Imaging
Universal Modality Translation Model for Medical Imaging

Team 3: Phixer
Phixer: A Streamlined Approach to Primary Care with AI

While our teams work on innovating AI solutions, we encourage you to attend our magnificent lineup of speakers from UTSW, tech companies, and other institutions. We will add more info about specific sessions, dates, times, and webinar links soon on this page as well as at our UTSW event page!

SCHEDULE OF TALKS (Please click each talk title to go to specific event page. From there, you can view talk abstract, speaker bio, register for Zoom webinar, and add event to calendar).

  • July 1, 2 PM Launch, 2:30 PM AI assets arising from academic research at UTSW (hybrid)
    Dr. Susheel Kumar, UTSW & Dr. Isamu Hartman, UTSW

  • July 2, 11 AM: Amazon AWS Code Portability and AWS (virtual)
    Eric Zimmerman, Amazon Web Services

  • July 2, 12 PM: Unlocking Business Success: Mastering the Business Model Canvas (virtual)
    Weston Waldo, UT Austin

  • July 17, 12 PM: Lessons in Building a Team to Support AI Products 
    Lindsay Dow, Tetricus Labs

  • July 23, 1 PM: Empowering You: Strategies for Thriving in the Era of Intelligent Machines
    Deanna Armstrong Walker, AWC2: Armstrong Walker Coaching + Consulting 

  • July 23, 2 PM: Financial Literacy and HR 
    Amy Jarema, Amegy Bank & Debbie Carter, Insperity

  • July 30, 3 PM: AI Policy, Regulations, and Funding Opportunities
    Dr. Susan Fenton, UTHealth Houston

  • August 7, 2 PM: FDA Regulatory Pathways for Software as a Service/Medical Device 
    Ron Nag, MedCognetics 

  • August 7, 3 PM: Pitch (Presentation) Practice Coaching
    Hayden Blackburn, TechFW 

  • August 15, 2 PM: Market Targeting and Capital Journey for Startup Success 
    Dr. James Kasuboski, Luma Group

  • August 15, 3:30 PM: Regulatory Aspects of Medical Devices and Software 
    Dr. Pragnya Wanjerkhede, Adhvan Healthcare & Lifesciences LLC

  • August 29, 4 PM: Pitch Presentations & Reception

Questions? Please contact Susheel Kumar, PhD via susheel.kumar@utsouthwestern.edu.