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My work, my life, my innovations: Ken Mandl, MD, MPH

Ken Mandl, MD, MPH, director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program, is used to seeing the world through a different lens. In high school, he began clicking photographs with his camera and developing them in a darkroom in his basement. Now, he frames subjects through the lens of epidemiology and informatics—driving discovery...

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The MERS death rate in Saudi Arabia is double that in South Korea. Why?

The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus outbreak in South Korea is essentially over. (Not so in Saudi Arabia, where the virus first emerged, though—authorities there have reported a major uptick in new MERS cases in recent days.) And while the country gets back on its feet, some interesting data are starting to come out, especially about...

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Who We are

The mission of the Technology and Innovation Development Office (TIDO) is to translate the excellence of the laboratory research and clinical care at Boston Children’s Hospital into lifesaving biomedical products, devices and procedures for the public benefit.

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The new IP Policy allows for researchers to independently generate and complete certain outbound academic MTAs if specific criteria are met. In addition, we have implemented a new form for initiating inbound MTAs. Please click the link above for instructions and to download the forms.

Many of our BCH faculty have raised questions and comments about the New IP Policy that brought to our attention areas of that could benefit from clarification. In response to these questions, we have published a Guidance document, along with a set of FAQs to provide answers to the specific questions we received, as well as offer general guidance. Click the above link to be directed to the new documents.

New FAQ on Academic-Industry Partnerships

As part of our “Establishing Academic/Industry Partnerships” panel event held on May 5, TIDO produced an FAQ on academic-industry partnerships that explains the spectrum of relationships, the benefits of working with indsutry and how these relationships develop.

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