University of Pittsburgh

Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data
Transforming Innovations Into Healthcare Solutions

The Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data (CCA) accelerates the translation of health data-focused technologies into products and services that save lives, improve health, and reduce healthcare spending.  The Center offers collaborative support between Pitt’s renowned researchers and industry partners to transform breakthrough University innovations into critically needed healthcare solutions.

The Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data is housed in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, a leader in improving research and clinical care at the intersection of medicine, biotechnology, and information technology. sciVelo manages the Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data and provides commercial translation support to accelerate the translational success of CCA-funded research projects.

Funding Opportunities
2018 Translational Research Funding

The Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data offers triannual funding cycles for early-stage translational research projects that are pursuing commercial translation toward technology licensing or new company formation.

 

Learn more by viewing the CCA 2018 Funding Announcement.

Download the CCA 2018 Application Template.

 

Please direct questions to Peter Kant, CCA Program Manager, at pkant@scivelo.pitt.edu. Applications for the Spring 2018 funding cycle are currently closed.

Our Projects
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SPDx- Improving accuracy and efficiency of cancer diagnosis through solid tumor spatial analysis.

The SPDx team has started a new company with the name SpIntellx.

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PUMP- Hospital acquired pressure ulcer prevention monitoring platform.

OncoBioelectrx™- Personalized implantable neuroengineered device for cancer treatment.

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TDI- More accurate cancer diagnostics from identifying tumor driver genetic mutations.

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MEDIvate- mHealth solution to improve medication outcomes through consumer engagement during transitions of care.

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AuguryDX- Neonatal circulating cell-free DNA diagnostics for silent disease progression.

CADidME- Coronary Artery Disease Intelligent Detection via Metabolomic Expression.

Fall Sentinel- multi-drug interaction analysis for fall risk reduction at skilled nursing facilities.

CARE- a deep learning algorithm to reduce abbreviation misinterpretation within clinical datasets.

Our Team

The CCA is led by Directors Michael Becich and Donald Taylor, who have built a team of experienced scientists, engineers, clinicians and entrepreneurs to engage with research to nurture commercial solutions that solve critical health problems.  The commercial translation efforts of the CCA are supported by sciVelo.

MichaelBecich

Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD

Chair, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Professor of Pathology, Computing/Information and Clinical/Translational Sciences

Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics in the Health Sciences

Co-Director, Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data

Associate Director for Cancer Informatics, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

LinkedIn

becich@pitt.edu

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Donald P. Taylor, PhD, MBA, MS

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Commercial Translation in the Health Sciences

Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics

Executive Director, sciVelo

Co-Director, Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data

Co-Director, Center for Medical Innovation

Co-Director, Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Innovation Core

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

LinkedIn

dtaylor@sciVelo.pitt.edu

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Andrew Brown, PhD

Senior Commercial Translation Program Manager, sciVelo

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics and Preventative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine

LinkedIn

abrown@scivelo.pitt.edu

Karen Carney

Karen Carney, PhD

Commercial Translation Associate, sciVelo

Clinical Content Analyst, Via Oncology

LinkedIn

kcarney@scivelo.pitt.edu

KathrinGassei_201705

Kathrin Gassei, PhD, MS

Senior Commercial Translation Architect, sciVelo

Biologist, Immunetrics

LinkedIn

kgassei@sciVelo.pitt.edu

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Peter Kant, MA

Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data Program Manager, sciVelo

Project Manager, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh

LinkedIn

pkant@sciVelo.pitt.edu

AlyssaLypson_201705

Alyssa B. Lypson, MS

Marketing and Communications Manager, sciVelo

PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

LinkedIn

alypson@scivelo.pitt.edu

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Aneesh Ramaswamy, MS

Jr. Commercial Translation Associate, sciVelo

PhD Candidate, Department of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

LinkedIn

aramaswamy@scivelo.pitt.edu 

Vaishali Shetty

Vaishali Shetty, MS

Jr. Commercial Translation Associate, sciVelo

MS Student in the Medical Product Engineering Track, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

LinkedIn

vshetty@scivelo.pitt.edu 

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Ceren Tusmen, PhD

Assistant Marketing and Communications Manager, sciVelo

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh

LinkedIn

ctuzmen@scivelo.pitt.edu

Application

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