Christine Kurihara
biography :: conference marerials
Entrepreneurial Courselet for Phd Students in Medicine
The previous presentation describes Stanfordís Introduction to Medicine course, offered to PhD students in the basic medical sciences to introduce approaches used by physicians to understand human disease. To aid teams that develop potentially marketable technologies, the Intro to Medicine faculty invited the Program in Biodesign to create a CD-based, directed mini-course on entrepreneurial issues medical device development. Biodesignís own innovation course features a series of speakers discussing entrepreneurial aspects of device invention. A courselet was developed using selected video content from the Biodesign course paired with supporting documents such as worksheets and examples and set into a content structure around issues in entrepreneurship. This paper will discuss the development of the courselet.

Development of the BMESource.org Portal
As both storage and bandwidth become more widely available, educators and students alike turn to the Internet as a source and respository of critical information. Facilitating this workshop are representatives from two Stanford University online resources: BMESource.org Portal and Educatorsí Corner. Participants will learn how these resources were built, how they are used, and how the process may be replicated.