Ph.D., Program Director, Small Business Innovation Research Development Center, NCI
Dr. Kurtz has been a Program Director in the Small Business Innovation Research Development Center at the National Cancer Institute. His management portfolio includes projects focused on early-stage cancer drug development, including small molecules, biologics, and novel multifunctional therapeutics based on nanotechnology. Previously, Dr. Kurtz was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the NIH, during which time he served on the management team of The Cancer Genome Atlas Pilot Project. Dr. Kurtz received a PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
NIH Expands I-Corps for SBIR Grantees
In 2014, the NIH launched the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program for SBIR/STTR Phase I grantees. This entrepreneurial immersion course teaches a hypothesis-driven method of customer discovery to gain insights into the commercialization process. The program will be expanded in 2016 to 14 Institutes and Centers across the NIH and CDC.