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A Passion for Innovation: How a Product Inventor Found Herself in Medical School

October 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

I want you to imagine being on every news channel in Detroit and featured in Inventor’s Digest Magazine with the none other than the inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner. I’m the inventor of 5 consumer goods. I hold patents, and I have a passion for innovation. When products don’t work, I can usually tell you why. But suddenly my world came to a halt with cancer holding up a STOP sign. My mom had been diagnosed with an aggressive gallbladder cancer which led me to 3 years of research, (most nights I would stay up until dawn). I presented my findings to a prominent surgeon at the University of Michigan who said, “you are on to something, Josephine.” And wrote me a letter of recommendation to GW medical school. Come see how an inventor like me pivoted to translational science and how I won’t take “no” for an answer.


Led by: Prof. Josephine Fermanian


October 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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GW School of Business
International Council for Small Business