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Ph.D., Chief Science Adviser, PATIO, ARPA-H

Biography
Dr. Arunan Skandarajah leads the emerging technical portfolio for the Project Acceleration and Transition Innovation Office (PATIO) at ARPA-H. PATIO was launched to ensure the success and impact of ARPA-H funded technology, defining success as when it graduates from the agency and survives in the wild, accelerating better health outcomes for everyone. Turning new health technologies into health impact will require innovation in the business and science of healthcare. Arunan is structuring and launching funding opportunities for partners to tackle bottlenecks to successful business models and broad access to solutions.Prior to joining in this role, he supported the stand-up of the agency as a Presidential Innovation Fellow, led outreach efforts for Program Manager candidates, and initiated the agency's partnership with the Food and Drug Administration. He has also developed programs in diagnostics and digital health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and served as a management consultant.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 24 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.


Track Chair: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony:
    Luminary Honoree: Geoff Ginsburg, NIH (All of Us)
  • Fireside Chat: Geoff Ginsburg, NIH and Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
  • New Federal Programs Driving Transformative Health Breakthroughs (PANEL)
    Chair: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
    - Arunan Skandarajah, ARPA-H
    - Susan Marqusee, NSF
    - Sheng Lin-Gibson, NIST
  • AI-driven Advances in Precision Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Sharat Israni, Bakar Institute, UCSF
    - Suzanne Tamang, Stanford
    - Colleen Clancy, UC Davis
    - Nevan Krogan, UCSF
    - Lauren Erdman, University of Toronto
  • Precision Medicine in New Research Frameworks (PANEL)
    Chair: Regis B. Kelly, UCSF
    - Joe DeRisi, UCSF
    - Luke Gilbert, UCSF
    - Prachee Avasthi, Arcadia Science
  • Living Therapeutics for Precision Medicine
    Chair: Michelle Hermiston, UCSF
    - Peter Marks, FDA
    - Wendell Lim, UCSF
    - Liora Schultz, Stanford
  • AI and Precision Medicine: Navigating Equity and Social Justice Challenges (PANEL)
    Chair: Hank Greely, Stanford
    - Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley
    - Sara L. Ackerman, UCSF

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