University of Wisconsin–Madison

Radiology/WARF Panel – ML4MI: Radiology and Intellectual Property Perspectives

October 5, 11:00 am
Fluno Center

Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, MS, FACR is a Professor of Radiology at UW-Madison, as well as Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and Associate Dean in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Her degrees include an M.D. combined with a master’s in Public Health as well as a master’s degree in Medical Informatics. As a result, her research investigates the use of computational methods to improve decision-making in the domain of breast imaging in the pursuit of improving the population based screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. This multidisciplinary research is facilitated by affiliate appointments in the Departments of Industrial Engineering, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, and Population Health Science at UW.

Roberta Strigel, MD, MS received undergraduate degrees in engineering and physics before completing her master’s degree in civil engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.  She attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin and completed her diagnostic radiology residency and breast imaging fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.  She returned to the University of Wisconsin as breast imaging radiology faculty in 2010, and is currently the Chief of Breast imaging and the Breast Imaging Fellowship Director.  Her research interests are breast MRI, specifically the optimization of breast MRI techniques, novel MRI sequences to improve the performance of clinical breast MRI, MR imaging of tumor biology and metabolism, and breast cancer risk prediction using MRI.  She works in close collaboration with medical physics in her research endeavors.

Stephanie Whitehorse, MS is a Manager of IP Operations/ Senior IP Manager at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. She is a Registered patent agent with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (UW–Madison) and engineering experience in product design consulting, mechanical design and materials selection.

WARF is the designated patent management organization for UW-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research.  At WARF, Stephanie manages intellectual property in the fields of biomedical engineering, medical physics, mechanical and civil engineering, micro and nanotechnologies, materials and processing as well as electrical engineering, computer science and software.  She also works with WARF’s General Counsel, WARF staff and the university community to revise and implement WARF’s intellectual property procedures and policies.