Kevin Ward, a professor in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan, has been named the institution’s executive director for medical innovation.

Ward will head up the Fast Forward Medical Innovation Initiative at the university, which will aim to combine research and entrepreneurialism with an eye to increase commercialisation activity stemming from the medical school. Part of this activity will include creating ‘Innovation Strike Forces’, which will join up promising ideas with researchers, clinicians, and businesses.

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