You’re invited: African American innovators presentation and workshop

January 26, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) is partnering with the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) in administering the FCVC Innovation Program to empower those within its ecosystem to create new technologies or different systems that fundamentally improve the delivery of cardiovascular care. 

The FCVC Innovation Program is comprised of the FCVC Innovation Challenge, the Aikens Innovation Academy and other workshops and resources to foster innovation.

The Ann Arbor Black Nurses Association’s (AANBNA) mission is to address the health disparities of the African American community (and other minorities) through ongoing education and awareness, mentoring of current and future minority healthcare professionals, and offering networking opportunities through partnerships and collaboration.  

Once of those events will take place on Feb. 11 and include a presentation by African American innovators and an interactive workshop.

Event details

“Design Thinking” is an interactive workshop that will take participants through a full cycle of the human-centered design process (empathy, define, ideate, prototype, test.) to ideate and create solutions for health care, wellness and disease management. As the initial stage of innovation, this form of design thinking can be applied to improve patient care, create new products or address any problem in health care.

Who should attend? Faculty, staff, trainees, students, patients or family members of patients who are interested in discussing innovative methods for improving outcomes in health care disparities.

Date: Saturday Feb. 11, noon-2 p.m.

Location: North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)


Noon – 12:15 p.m.: Welcome/snacks

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Presentation on African American Innovators

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Design Thinking Workshop: Health disparities

Please register by Monday, Jan. 30

Click here for more information and to register.