Panel Discussions on Engineering in Surgery and Intervention

Vanderbilt’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

March 22, 2023, 6 - 6:30pm CST
Online Webinar

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About the event

Would you like to hear from industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are actively engaged in an engineering career associated with surgery and intervention? Here’s your chance. This three-part webinar series will feature a focused 30-minute discussion from folks that span the industrial spectrum from startup to major enterprise to include commercial development partner.  
Each of these panel members has a unique perspective on the field of engineering and its impact on surgery and intervention, and what careers in this dynamic domain are all about.

In Panel III, we explore Vanderbilt’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with Charleson Bell, PhD, Director of Entrepreneurship, Biomedical Innovation, and I-Corps at Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry and Mr. George Wilson who is the New Ventures Officer at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization.  We will explore the innovation force amplifier Vanderbilt’s entrepreneurial ecosystem provides trainees that are coming to Vanderbilt to engineer technologies in surgery and intervention.

Charleson S. Bell


Dr. Charleson S. Bell is a modern day polymath, pioneering and drawing from multiple fields and bodies of knowledge to seek solutions for humanity's greatest problems and develop technologies which only currently exist in science fiction.   As proof of this, he invented BioNanovations Corporation's TestQuick(TM) and Crystal Innovations' Flash Crystal(TM) in the same year, thus innovating the future of both medicine and media distribution simultaneously.   Charleson also enjoys writing and producing original music (since the age of 12) as well as live mixing (DJing) in his "spare time". He has since converted this creative outlet into an entrepreneurial effort called The Immortal Music Company, Inc.

George Wilson


Mr. Wilson is a seasoned biomedical researcher with a broad scope of interest, including pharmacology, biochemistry, oncology, electrophysiology, and medical imaging. He holds a B.A. in Clinical Psychology and Medicine, Health, & Society, as well as a M.S. in Neuropharmacology and Imaging Methods, from Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts & Science and School of Medicine, respectively. He is also a certified Project Management Professional. His role evolved from researcher to manager as he progressed through his research career, culminating in his directing a portfolio of industry-sponsored research projects as operations manager of an ophthalmology biotech start-up. George has further broadened his scope of interest in his present role as Assistant Director of New Venture Programs at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, which is tasked with optimizing the flow of innovation from the lab to the marketplace.

Join a community of mission-driven surgical engineers at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.

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