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Meet the Entrepreneur – A KUMC lunch and learn series
November 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
A conversation with Ms. Tammy Ham and Dr. Scott Weir as they tell their entrepreneurship story
Ms. Ham is the President and CEO of BioNovus Innovations and CEO of CicloMed. Ms. Ham leads a team of experts committed to developing and commercializing an innovative, less-invasive approach to fighting bladder cancer. Since 2015 she has served as President and CEO of CicloMed’s parent company, BioNovus Innovations LLC, which is building a portfolio of organizations to advance scientific discoveries into transformational improvements in healthcare. She is also an angel investor. Ms. Ham started her career as a Registered Nurse in hospitals and outpatient settings then became a clinical administrator.
Scott J. Weir, Pharm.D. Ph.D. is Director for the Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI). He also serves as the Associate Director for Translational Research for the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Weir has over 34 years of professional experience in the field of drug discovery and development, 20 of which were spent in the pharmaceutical industry prior to joining KUMC in 2006. During his tenure in the pharmaceutical industry, Weir contributed to the development and registration of over 20 drug products. His specific areas of expertise are in clinical pharmacology and developing innovative approaches to drug discovery and development. He is the Acting Chief Scientific Officer for Ciclomed.
About the event: Meet the Entrepreneur is a series aimed at educating our faculty, staff, and students on the how-tos of becoming an entrepreneur. These monthly lunch-and-learn sessions will spotlight entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds as they share the paths taken on their road to building a startup company. Our goal is to share the strategies and success stories of those who have pursued discoveries in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, health-related information technologies, and much more. The seminars will also be a way to foster opportunities for collaboration between existing companies and faculty, staff, and students as we strive to further our research mission.