What would a more entrepreneurial UWI look like?

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May 14 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

You’re cordially invited to be part of the 2nd edition of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Webinar Series.


Guest presenter Professor Emeritus Thomas ‘Rock’ Mackie, Entrepreneurial Coach in the field of Medicine, Investor and Chief Innovation Officer at University of Wisconsin-Madison Health will share practical ways that our University could become more entrepreneurial in a session themed, Designing an Entrepreneurial University.


May 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EC time | 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. JA time

A Q&A session will follow.


Register via  www.uwi.edu/ogsrwebinars 



For further details about the webinar, please email: lyn.keith@sta.uwi.edu



About Professor Emeritus Thomas ‘Rock’ Mackie

“Rock” Mackie has a BSc in Physics (1980) from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Physics (1984) from the University of Alberta. In 1987, he left Canada and came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and became a full professor in 1998 in the Department of Medical Physics. He was at the UW for 22 years and supervised more than 40 PhD students, co-authored more than 180 peer-reviewed publications and an inventor on 50 US patents. He has been a UW Professor Emeritus since 2012 and an Emeritus Investigator at the Morgridge Institute for Research since 2015. Rock Mackie has co-founded several not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.  He is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board for the Center for the Assessment of Radiological Sciences (CARS), a not-for-profit organization supporting quality in radiation oncology and radiology. He was a co-founder of the Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs (ACE), an independent association of faculty, staff and trainees promoting academic entrepreneurship at the UW-Madison. ACE merged with WiSolve an organization of entrepreneurial graduate student and post-doctoral trainees that also provide business consulting services. In 1992, he co-founded Geometrics Corporation to develop the Pinnacle radiotherapy treatment planning system based on 3D CT scans, which originated from his clinical and research work. Now owned by Philips Medical Corporation, it was once the largest selling radiation therapy treatment planning system in the world. In 1997, Rock co-founded TomoTherapy in 1997, a CT image-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy company and was its Chairman of the Board from founding to IPO and on to sale to Accuray Corporation in 2011. He is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of several companies including HealthMyne, a company mining data from medical images, Asto CT, a veterinary CT scanner company, and OnLume a fluorescent-guided surgery company. He is also a board member of Shine Medical Technologies, Leo Cancer Care, and BioIonix. Dr. Mackie is now the Chief Innovation Officer at UW Health and the Director of the Isthmus Project, an innovation and commercialization initiative of UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health.


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