UC honored an alumnus and three faculty
members this month for entrepreneurship in translating their expertise
into new business opportunities.
The achievements of the four honorees
range from formation of venture capital firms to development of
low-cost systems for exploring molecular pathways in disease,
mechanical devices for treating heart failure, and a new ultrasound
clot-dissolving system that will benefit stroke patients.
Engineering alumnus Edward W. Wedbush
received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Eric Gruenstein, PhD, the
Established Entrepreneur Award; David Melvin, MD, PhD, the Emerging
Entrepreneur Award; and Christy Holland, PhD, an Honorable Mention at
UC's 6th Annual Entrepreneurship Recognition Banquet.
UC's Center for Entrepreneurship
Education and Research hosts the banquet annually to reward
achievements of current and former faculty and students. The
Entrepreneurship Recognition Banquet is sponsored by UC's senior vice
president and provost for health affairs, senior vice president and
provost for baccalaureate and graduate education, and vice president
for research and advanced studies.