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CSU Ventures State of Innovation Speaker – Ken Bertram @ the Richardson Design Center
November 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please join us for our first State of Innovation – Education Series Speaker
Government-University-Private Partnerships – Maximizing Impact in the 21st Century
Richardson Design Center, Room 312
11 am-1 pm
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Appetizers will be provided during the lunch-hour seminar –
lunch available starting 11 am, seminar is 11:30-12:30, followed by Q&A/networking from 12:30-1.
Clinical Product Development Officer, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Former: Principal Assistant for Acquisition, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Dr. Kenneth A. Bertram is the Clinical Product Development Officer for the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. He leads a team conducting early clinical trials using human stem cells to regulate (turn-down) the body’s harmful immune response in multiple diseases. Dr. Bertram recently retired (June 2018) as the Principal Assistant for Acquisition for the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Ft. Detrick, Maryland, and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He was responsible for the advanced development and acquisition of medical products (drugs, vaccines, and devices) for the US Army. In addition, Dr.Bertram served as The Surgeon General’s Sponsor’s Representative to the US Food and Drug Administration and as the US Army’s Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for medical products and therefore was responsible for the life-cycle management of fielded medical products (research, development, acquisition, and sustainment). Dr. Bertram has been awarded the highest recognition for Army civilians, the Department of the Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service by the Secretary of the Army for his contributions to the Warfighter.
Dr. Bertram previously served in the US Army, retiring as a Colonel, Medical Corps, after 24 years of Active Duty. Colonel Bertram’s assignments included: Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Chief of Staff, USAMRMC; Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (USAMRMC); and Chief, Hematology/Medical Oncology Service at Madigan Army Medical Center. Colonel Bertram’s military honors include two Legion of Merit awards, the Army’s The Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator in Hematology/Oncology, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Dr. Bertram is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been Board Certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.). He completed both his Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship and Internal Medicine Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Bertram received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Washington and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Bertram currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for BioBridge Global, the Board of Directors for the Geneva Foundation, and as a Senior Science Advisor to the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium. He is also a Consultant to medical research and development companies and government relations firms focused on trauma, resuscitation, neuro/psych, infectious disease, and regenerative medicine solutions.