March 27 LIFT Forum – Innovation Efforts that Excite!

Jeanne Le Ber
Emeritus Faculty

The Wednesday, March 27 Library and Information Technology Forum features Jean Shipman, Bob Chestnut, Patrick Loftus, Glenn Prestwich and Dave Morrison who will present an overview of some of the innovation efforts on campus.

Presenters and their topic include:

  • Jean Shipman, Director Eccles Library: “Innovation and Librarians” – Librarians are a natural innovation partner, as they can support student teams, faculty or staff with their information needs. Key resources, space, and services enable innovation – many of which will be showcased at this Forum.
  •  Bob Chestnut & Patrick Loftus, Medical Students:  “Bench to Bedside (B2B) Medical Device Design Competition” – The history, purpose, and format of the student-run B2B competition will be covered, as well as the library resources that have made it successful.
  •  Glenn D. Prestwich, Ph.D., Special Presidential Assistant for Faculty Entrepreneurism:  “Culture of Impact, Faculty as Mentors for Student Entrepreneurs” – Overview of the faculty entrepreneurial program at the University of Utah.
  •  Dave Morrison, Patents Librarian: “The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) at the University of Utah Libraries” – An overview of the history, services, and resources available to explore the patent landscape.

Please join us in the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 1750 at 12:05-1:00 p.m. for this program.

For more details, visit the LIFT Forum page.   Program can be viewed from off-site via link from the web page; and available on demand after the program.

The LIFT Forum is co-sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Media-on-Demand committee.

Questions can be directed to:  Jeanne Le Ber; 801-585-6744.