ITHS/WE-REACH Innovation Symposium & ITHS Translational Science Expo

Sep 30, 2:45 – 7pm, Seattle., in-person and livestream Join us for the ITHS/WE-REACH Innovation Symposium & ITHS Translational Science Expo at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum. This gathering is an opportunity for the greater community and ITHS-supported researchers from Seattle and across Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho to share their work, network, and learn from colleagues at every stage of the translational science journey.

The event consists of two parts:

Part OneITHS/WE-REACH Innovation Symposium, featuring keynote talks from ITHS co-PI Bonnie Ramsey and Shaw Prize winners Paul A. Negulescu and Michael J. Welsh on the topic of “From Discovery to Life-Changing Medicine.” The keynote speakers will be followed by a curated panel of local entrepreneurs, sharing stories of their entrepreneurship journey.

Part Two: Expo Poster Session and Reception, putting the spotlight on the many ITHS scholars, trainees and pilot awardees currently pursuing translational science research. We will also be presenting the Carlos De La Peña Award for Excellence in Clinical & Translational Science.

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Fact Sheet

 130+ Trained Annually

13 Teams Funded & Supported

$2.4M Direct Costs Invested

More than $20M in Follow-On




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-Leverage public-private partnerships to support end-to-end Innovations for health impact and access

-Accelerate the transformation of novel discoveries into innovative products

-Award milestone-driven WE-REACH R&D projects with value-added services

-Fuel the formation of sustainable start-up companies

-Train the next generation of biomedical entrepreneurs

-Serve as a national REACH innovation hub for the Pacific Northwest donation



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Partners are founding members or organizations providing funding and support for WE-REACH projects and initiatives.

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Collaborators provide value-add services, educational resources, technical support, project pipelines, and other opportunities to ensure the success of WE-REACH initiatives.

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WE-REACH is supported in part by NIH Grant #1 U01 HL152401-01 and partners.