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Texas Health Catalyst Roundup & Rodeo

Location: Capital Factory

Address: 701 Brazos St., Austin, Texas 78701 | View Map »

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Time: 3–8 p.m.

Contact: Ruben Rathnasingham

About the Event

Join Dell Med’s Texas Health Catalyst for a Texas-sized innovation event where teams from across UT will showcase their entrepreneurial projects alongside key players in the local life sciences community. Enjoy BBQ and learn about evolving projects that seek unique biomedical solutions to health challenges.

This spring, Texas Health Catalyst collaborated with the Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, College of Natural Sciences, the Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning, the Center for Rare Diseases and Discovery to Impact to put out a call for Outstanding Proposals in Health and two targeted challenges for AI in health and rare disease therapies and diagnostics.

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For questions, contact Ruben Rathnasingham or Steve Ekker.

Featured Speakers

The program’s Innovation Trail Leaders include:

  • Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., dean for Dell Medical School and senior vice president for medical affairs for UT, shares her vision for health innovation, setting the tone for an exciting day of exploration and collaboration.
  • Mark Arnold, MBA, associate vice president for Discovery to Impact, outlines UT’s commitment to translating promising health research into real-world impact.


3-6 p.m. | ‘Rodeo’ Competition

Presentations from this year’s Texas Health Catalyst cohort and alumni takes place.

Presenting Teams

  • BreatheEase: Remote COPD patient monitoring
  • CerebroSonic: A novel system for pre-hospital diagnosis of stroke
  • A smart retractor platform for surgical guidance
  • Neurawear: Wearable brain-computer interface for stroke rehabilitation
  • A novel delivery platform for gene therapy for ciliary dyskinesia
  • Diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using ECG analysis
  • Towards clinically accurate continuous blood pressure monitoring
  • A point-and-click tool for digital therapeutics
  • AI-facilitated VR-EEG system for post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Deep learning methods for real-time adenoma detection

Alumni Companies

  • Babson Diagnostics: A health care technology company reimagining blood testing
  • Clearcam: Vision and clarity throughout laparoscopic procedures
  • Jurata Thin Film: Revolutionizing the manufacturing, storage and delivery of vaccines and biologics
  • StretchMed: Tattoo-like sensors for continuous physiological monitoring

6-8 p.m. | Reception & Winners Announced

Attend a BBQ reception, and competition winners are announced.

In alignment with UT’s Year of AI, signature events, talks and engagement opportunities highlight research and innovation across a range of disciplines and fields. Learn more about UT’s “Year of AI” initiative and other AI news and campus events at