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Investor Catalyst Hub Newsletter, April 11, 2024

Join the Sprint for Women’s Health

The ARPA-H Sprint for Women’s Health seeks unconventional approaches and innovative new avenues to push high-impact biomedical research forward to improve women’s health outcomes. Submit a three-page Solution Summary by April 15, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. ET, addressing how your proposed idea is relevant to the ARPA-H mission and the six women’s health topic areas.

Ready to hit the ground running? Read the request for solutions (RFS), including about the women’s health topics of interest and the evaluation process and criteria. See a summary of frequently asked questions and answers and other resources on the Sprint website, and start your submission today!

Medical Imaging Data Users, Managers, and Providers: We Want To Hear from You!

ARPA-H and the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) are requesting input from stakeholders on the design and development of a sustainable, affordable, diverse, and secure federated medical imaging data marketplace (MIDM). The joint effort seeks experts to provide key information that will shape how ARPA-H and the FDA address the challenges of identifying and accessing large amounts of labeled, curated, and representative medical imaging data for the development of novel diagnostic and treatment products. We want to hear from:

  • Medical imaging software and product developers
    Users of artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) medical imaging products
  • Private and public organizations that utilize data for product development and evaluation
  • Any other medical imaging data users, managers, or providers

Complete the survey by April 16, 2024, 5:00 p.m. ET.

Learn About Newly Launched ARPA-H Program with Program Manager Kimberley Steele

Kimberley Steele, M.D., Ph.D., ARPA-H Program Manager, will join the Investor Catalyst Hub’s monthly member meeting on Monday, April 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, to discuss the importance of lymphatics in health and the newly launched ARPA-H Lymphatic Imaging, Genomics, and pHenotyping Technologies (LIGHT) program, which will pursue comprehensive diagnostic tools and revolutionize detection of lymphatic dysfunction. Dr. Steele, an internationally recognized expert in bariatric surgery, the gut-brain axis, and neuroimaging in obesity, will share how personal experience has driven her passion for advancing lymphatic medicine–an area of study that impacts diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes and heart disease.

Join this members-only meeting to learn more about this exciting field of research, understand how to get involved in the LIGHT program, and connect with other interested spokes. Members, you should have received an email to register and add this exciting event to your calendar. Log in to the Member Portal to register if you haven’t already!

ARPA-H HEROES Workshops and Office Hours

Social Finance, a national nonprofit and registered investment advisor, and Third Sector, a national technical assistance nonprofit, are partnering with ARPA-H to provide technical assistance for potential applicants to build strong proposals for the HEROES program. The next webinar in the series, “Contracting for Outcomes-Based Payments,” is Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 p.m. ET. Register now and find a full list of available webinars on the HEROES program web page.

Share Your Spoke Connection Stories!

We want to hear your spoke-to-spoke engagement success stories! Have you made a connection with another spoke through an Investor Catalyst Hub–supported event, opportunity, or channel? Share the details of who you’re working with and what successful outcome you’ve seen or expect to see, and we may feature your organization in our newsletter, on our website, or on social media! Submit a story here.

First SPOKES Session in the Books

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first SPOKES Session in March and made it such a success! We enjoyed hearing you introduce your organization’s key services and expertise, and facilitating connections between members to identify possible areas for collaboration. In case you missed it, we added a compilation of the spoke introduction slides to the Member Resources section of the Member Portal.

Keep an eye out for future SPOKES Sessions bringing together organizations with complementary capabilities around shared topics of interest!

Call for Members in Alaska, Nebraska, Maine, or Oregon

We are seeking spokes to represent all areas of the U.S.! Do you know of an innovative organization in Alaska, Nebraska, Maine, or Oregon? Send us their name!

Hot Off the Presses: New ARPA-H Programs and Opportunities!

Events from the Investor Catalyst Hub Spoke Community

Are you an official member with an upcoming event that would be of interest to the Investor Catalyst Hub network? Submit it today for publication consideration on our event calendar and in an upcoming newsletter!

Angel Capital Association Summit
May 13-15, 2024 | Columbus, Ohio
Register to attend the in-person summit. The 2024 Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit will offer three days of quality content, interactive discussions, and vibrant networking to elevate your angel investing experience. Learn the latest on trending topics and meet new people, all to help improve your outcomes.

Healthcare Capital Markets and Innovation Summit
June 5-6, 2024 | Columbus, Ohio
Join 400+ healthcare dealmakers and innovators—including company executives, investors, M&A advisors, lenders and lawyers—in the “Smart Health City” for the fourth annual event, featuring two days of networking and innovation discussions. This year we have included the Venture Studio Experience.

FoundHer Stories: A Fireside Chat with Marinna Madrid
May 1, 2024, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET / 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT
Learn about Dr. Marinna Madrid’s experience co-founding Cellino in 2017 alongside Dr. Nabiha Saklayen while pursuing their doctorates at Harvard. Dr. Madrid will share how her company is building a scalable, automated biomanufacturing system for potentially curative personalized cell therapies. Speaker: Marinna Madrid, Ph.D. (Chief Product Officer, Cellino).

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