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LEAP workshops at New Skandalaris Center Facility on the Med Campus

January 20, 2017

The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship has a new facility on the Washington University Medical Campus. The new space, located in the Taylor Avenue Building, will be used for meetings and events to more conveniently serve Medical School constituents with entrepreneurial needs.

Skandalaris Center Medical Campus Facility

WashU medical students, researchers, and clinicians can now meet with the Skandalaris Center at their new facility, pictured above. Source: Shauna Williams

This space is an addition to the Skandalaris Center’s co-working space on the Danforth Campus. “While the co-working space is excellent for serving Danforth Campus-based students, faculty, and staff, it is not a convenient trek for those on the Medical Campus,” remarks Emre Toker, the Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center.

In addition to working with students, faculty, and staff on the Danforth Campus, the Skandalaris Center meets regularly with over 100 Washington University medical students, researchers and clinicians each year. “The new facility is another way that exhibits Washington University’s investment in commercializing the world-class medical research being conducted here,” Toker comments.


The next LEAP Inventor Challenge workshops will be held at the new facility on Tuesday, February 7th. Washington University faculty, postdoc, staff and graduate student teams with translational research and inventions are welcome to attend. Award amounts will vary. Register for one of the following workshops to learn more:

TAB Room 147

Room 147: Lecture hall adjacent to the new Skandalaris Center Facility (Room 148). Source: Shauna Williams

Workshop Option #1:
Tuesday, February 7
Required: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
*Optional Drug Discovery workshop immediately following: 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: 600 S. Taylor Ave., Classroom A (Room 147A)

Workshop Option #2:
Tuesday, February 7
Required: 5:30 – 6:00 PM
*Optional Drug Discovery workshop immediately following: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 600 S. Taylor Ave., Room 148

There is limited space available at the above workshops. Registration is required. Please register to reserve your spot. 

*Optional Drug Discovery workshop: The Center for Drug Discovery will host a 90-minute workshop immediately following the LEAP Inventor Challenge overview. The workshop is targeted at investigators with ideas for projects that may or will encompass therapeutic development and will convey an overview of the key steps and decision points utilized in the development of a therapeutic candidate. The workshop will also introduce the resources available for investigators at Washington University to help facilitate both their LEAP proposal in particular and drug development in general, including but not limited to high throughput screening capabilities and medicinal and computational chemistry activities.

The deadline to apply for the next LEAP Inventor Challenge cycle is February 14th. For more information, contact John Brenner or visit the Skandalaris Center’s website.


Editor’s note: This post was updated on January 27th to include workshop registration links