May 10th: Venture Philanthropy and new funding approaches to accelerate innovation
Suzanne Clifford, President of Inspiring Transformations, will highlight innovative funding and patient engagement approaches for early stage innovations. She will lead a dialogue about new trends in venture philanthropy and highlight successful partnerships between patient advocates and life science entrepreneurs. Come ready to discuss innovative ways to collaborate, involving critical stakeholders and access funding.
Speaker: Suzanne Clifford, President of Inspiring Transformations
When: May 10th, 2011 5-7pm
Where: Riley Outpatient Center
This event is at Riley Hospital at the IU Medical Center. There is an attached parking garage just south of the building. After exiting the parking structure at ground level on the north side (past the elevators), entering the main hallway, there is a stairway down about 100 feet on the left hand side (a protective gate is at the top) to the auditorium. This stairway is past the information desk.
Suzanne Clifford is President of Inspiring Transformations, a life science and healthcare innovation consulting practice. Her specialties are creating innovative funding strategies, developing high impact market-driven business plans, mobilizing critical stakeholders and conducting due diligence. Prior to consulting, two governors appointed her as the Director of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction where she ran six hospitals and coordinated prevention and treatment programs in 92 counties. Suzanne was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash which was the highest honor bestowed by an Indiana governor. Prior to her government service, she worked for over ten years at Eli Lilly and Company in numerous management positions focused on diabetes care, women’s health, neuroscience, infectious diseases, oncology and cardiovascular disease.