Innovation Manager - Oregon Health and Science University

Sarah Biber, PhD, leads the Surgical Innovation Program at OHSU and has been actively engaged in advancing healthcare innovation over the past seven years both working directly with startup companies and as an intrapreneur. She most recently served as the Assistant Director for NIH’s National Center for Data to Health (CD2H), where she focused on facilitating informatics innovation, data sharing, software development, and collaboration across the Clinical Translational Science Awards Program. Prior to her CD2H role, she was Entrepreneurial Program Director at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator where she helped grow the incubator three-fold and spearheaded statewide programs and partnerships to support entrepreneurs and startups. During this time she also served as chair of the Startup Resource Workgroup for the Portland Innovation Quadrant and co-founded Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health PDX. Dr. Biber’s current work includes providing support and strategic guidance to individual innovators, helping to secure resources through grants and partnerships, facilitating adoption of impactful new technologies, and developing and implementing programs to expand innovation capacity and impact at OHSU. She also founded and leads the OHSU Invent-a-thon https://inventathon.org/ a biannual healthcare hackathon that brings together hundreds of innovators across disciplines and more than 50 academic and industry partners to build solutions to pressing healthcare challenges.