VUMC anesthesiologist to discuss entrepreneurial experiences March 21 as part of new seminar series

Vanderbilt anesthesiologist Susan Eagle will be the inaugural speaker in a new seminar series, “From Concept to Commercialization: Translational and Entrepreneurial Journeys.” Eagle will speak on Tuesday, March 21, at 2 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 208.

A professor of anesthesiology, researcher and entrepreneur, Eagle was inspired by her practice in cardiothoracic anesthesiology to create medical technologies that fill critical gaps in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. Her lecture will focus on her experiences successfully taking medical devices from concept to licensing and commercialization through three startup ventures.

The seminar series was created by the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, which provides professional commercialization services to the Vanderbilt University and Medical Center communities, and VUMC’s Brock Family Center for Applied Innovation, which accelerates the translation of discoveries and know-how to the public domain through commercialization and industry partnerships.

The Brock Family Center for Applied Innovation was established in 2022 with a $10 million gift from the Brock family, which has supported the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and VUMC for many years through philanthropy and advocacy.