The Hatchery Kicks-Off Emory Innovators Speaker Series

As a part of their effort to offer engaging, remote programming, The Hatchery launched the Emory Innovators Speaker Series. The Emory Innovators series showcases conversations with innovation and entrepreneurship experts working across Emory, who present their work and answer student questions.

This past week they spoke with Adam M. Klein, MD, FACS. Dr. Klein is the Director of the Emory Voice Center, Chief of the Division of Laryngology, and the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor in Voice at the Department of Otolaryngology—HNS Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein is also the founder of the Emory Innovation Group in Otolaryngology and is a frontline innovator who frequently discovers patient problems and creates products—such as the PhonoSurgical Trainer—that solve them.

Dr. Klein shared his deep expertise in collaborative innovation and patient-focused product development work. He discussed how the current COVID-19 crisis is leading to innovation not just in medical technology, but also in institutional processes that allow organizations and governing bodies to work efficiently across divisions to solve complex health issues and to rapidly bring necessary innovations to market.

Students conversed with Dr. Klein about prototype testing, identifying quality mentors, and building out their professional networks. It was an engaging conversation!

Next week, Amelia Schaffner, Emory-Goizueta Business School Director of Entrepreneurship, will be the featured speaker.  

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