ABOUT

WHO WE ARE

New Orleans Medical Innovators (NOMI), a chapter of Sling HealthTM (formerly known as IDEA Labs), is a medical engineering design incubator created by Tulane University School of Medicine and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center students in order to solve real world clinical problems. Our group's objectives include:

  • To make medical entrepreneurship attainable for students
  • To develop a culture of innovation in New Orleans
  • To teach engineering, medical, and business students the skills and processes needed to invent and implement new biomedical technologies
  • To develop novel devices and software applications targeting unmet clinical needs

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

NOMI gives students access to:

  • Professional advisors and support
  • Financial resources ($2000 per team)
  • Medical problems and ideas hand-picked by NOLA clinicians
  • Pro-bono legal services
  • Leadership and technical experience

During Idea Day, team leaders will select a clinical problem to tackle from a database created by New Orleans clinicians and create a student team of 4-6 members. Throughout the school year, we have design workshops and review sessions to help students bring their product to fruition. Successful teams will pitch their idea at the Sling Health National Demo Day on April 28, 2017 in St. Louis.

NATIONAL SLING HEALTH IMPACT IN 2014-2015

11

Startups

formed out of our program

2

million dollars

raised as outside investments or won as awards

19

prototypes

demonstrating proof of concept

12

Provisional patents

vetted by Husch Blackwell

LEADERSHIP

David Yang

Co-President

Ketaki Panse

Co-President

Joan Lien

VP of Finance

Kathryn Di Losa

VP of Legal Affairs

Rebecca Chen

VP of Clinical Outreach

Andrew Gabrielson

VP of Publicity

E. Thomas Fincke

VP of Marketing

Thien Ninh

VP of Facilities

Nazary Nebeluk

Team Member

Matthew Barraza

Team Member

Nora Haney

Team Member