CTSI Innovation - Leadership
The Innovation as a Discipline (IaaD) program is co-directed by Donald Taylor, PhD, MBA and John Maier, MD, PhD. The IaaD program includes staff focused on coordination of advanced entrepreneurial and experiential training activities, project management (Project Manager) and the facilitation of translation of innovative research (Innovation Facilitators).
Dr. Donald Taylor, PhD, MBA
Dr. Taylor trained as a basic and translational research scientist and has substantial experience as a serial life sciences entrepreneur. He founded bioStratica, a diversified, global biomedical translational development company, through which he also serves as Co-Director of the Center for Commercial Application of Healthcare Data at Pitt, which is part of the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance.
Dr. John Maier, MD, PhD
Dr. Maier is on the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine and brings a broad clinical perspective that is augmented by his training in physics and his experience in industry.