Carla Mann Woods to deliver Ford Lecture Nov. 3

The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the fall 2016 Ford Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 3 featuring Carla Mann Woods, CEO of Mann Healthcare Partners.
She has been developing and marketing medical devices for more than 20 years. She began her career at Pacesetter Systems, where she planned new technology applications and product needs for pacemakers. She joined Advanced Bionics, a neuromodulation company eventually acquired by Boston Scientific. During her tenure at Advanced Bionics/Boston Scientific, she led the business development, product development and marketing for products including the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator, the BION® microstimulator, implantable infusion pumps and cochlear implants. For these products she holds more than 40 U.S. patents and was the shareholder representative in the Boston Scientific acquisition.

In 2007, she became the vice president of program development and strategic planning for the Alfred Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering.  She is on the board of directors for the Alfred Mann Institute, the board of councilors for the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC, and the advisory board to the Center for Global Innovation at the USC Marshall School of Business. She is also president of Fight to Live, an effort driving regulatory reform so that Americans will benefit from the progress emerging in the fight against terminal diseases.
She will present her lecture, “Commercializing Medical Innovation: the Challenges and Opportunities,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Tinkham Veale University Center.
This free public event is part of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series in partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Register here.