June 23, 2017

Mark Cohen, M.D., Receives Recognition as a Finalist at the Deshpande Symposium Awards

Congratulations to MTRAC funding award winner Mark Cohen, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology, Director of Endocrine Surgery Research, Director of the Medical School Path of Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, for being selected as one of the top three finalists for the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education at the Deshpande Symposium Awards last week in Lowell, MA. U-M Medical School was one of three finalists for the Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award.

Dr. Cohen presented a poster that focused on the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Path of Excellence. Supported in part by FFMI, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Path of Excellence gives medical students a unique insight into the rapidly expanding culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in biomedical research and medicine. Dr. Cohen is working closely with FFMI and Margarita Sifuentes, Ph.D., Innovation & Entrepreneurship Path of Excellence Coordinator/FFMI Education Coordinator, to develop and refine the program.