LinkedIn | Verena Kallhoff, PhD, MBA, leads Workspaces @Texas Health Colab, a coworking space for value-focused health innovation startups at Dell Medical School. She guides and advises numerous health care startups on their journey to commercialization. She facilitates the interaction, communication, and partnerships between entrepreneurs, clinicians, researchers, students, and other stakeholders supporting innovation to reinvent the approach to health and healthcare in the US. As part of the Texas Health CoLab, Verena develops and leads programs that engage and connect innovators and entrepreneurs to build a supportive and collaborative health innovation ecosystem. Verena is also a mentor in the TEX Venture Mentoring Service program at the Austin Technology Incubator, providing effecting team mentoring to startups across the ecosystem.
Prior to moving to Austin and joining Dell Medical School, she served as the innovative managing director of CyBHOR, an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The center focused on using the tools of computational surgery to drive improvements in the hospital operating room. In this role, Verena brought together researchers, industry members, and clinicians, building relationships, and innovative capacity.
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