January 27, 2017

Entrepreneurship Series Begins Today, Expands to Other CTSA Institutions


Amy Hester, Ph.D., R.N., will be the first presenter for this year’s Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar Series.

The 2017 Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar Series begins Feb. 1, with UAMS’ Amy Hester, Ph.D., R.N., director of Nursing Research and Innovation, speaking from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Reynolds Institute on Aging, Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium. 

Hester will present “Innovating in Healthcare: Idea Formation to Revenue Generation and Everything in Between.”

Hester’s research focuses on falls and injury prediction and prevention across the continuum of care. She is the inventor of multiple products and co-founded the biotechnology company HD Nursing, LLC in 2012, for which she is chief scientific officer. 

The UAMS Seminar Series this year is being offered in collaboration with the University of Alabama, Birmingham, University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Utah – all Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions. The series is sponsored by the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program, UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) and UAMS BioVentures.