Saltzman and Laurans Named Co-Directors of the Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. W. Mark Saltzman, Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, and Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale, and Dr. Maxwell Laurans, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Yale and Vice President of Surgical Services at Yale New Haven Hospital, have been named faculty co-directors of the Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) at Yale University. The Center’s mission is to educate the next generation of biomedical innovators and to support the commercialization of advances in biomedical technology discovered at Yale. CBIT works in partnership with the other innovation hubs on campus to support faculty and students across the University.

Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is the founding chair of the School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the head of Jonathan Edwards College. In 2014, Dr. Saltzman co-founded the Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology. A member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering, he is a prolific researcher, collaborator, and inventor, commercializing several of the novel technologies that originated in his lab.

Dr. Maxwell Laurans is a neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Yale who specializes in spine tumors and degenerative spine conditions, as well as the Vice President of Surgical Services and Clinical Chief of Perioperative Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Laurans is also the co-founder of NomadHealth, a venture backed online marketplace for healthcare professional staffing solutions.

We look forward to this next chapter of biomedical innovation advancement under their leadership. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Saltzman and Dr. Laurans on their appointment.