Posted on
May 14, 2024

Dr. Phillip Phan and Dr. Suchi Saria – Navigating the AI Research-to-Startup Journey

Dr. Phillip Phan, the Alonzo and Virginia Decker Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Carey Business School with joint appointment in the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Suchi Saria, John C. Malone Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, led a webinar on "Navigating the AI Research-to-Startup Journey." Dr. Phan, who serves as director of the JH AITC Networking and Mentoring Core, and Dr. Saria, who serves as co-director of the JH AITC Aging Pilot Core, explored the evolution from AI research to creating impactful startups, specifically in the healthcare sector. Dr. Saria shared her journey from research on core AI algorithms to launching startups addressing critical healthcare needs, emphasizing the necessity of aligning AI solutions with existing workflows to enhance clinical outcomes without complicating providers' tasks. Key insights included the importance of understanding and navigating the regulatory environment, approaches to leveraging data effectively in healthcare settings, and the strategic implications of AI integration into clinical workflows. The session provided a deep dive into the practical challenges and strategies for translating AI research into viable, impactful business ventures.

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