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Fast Forward Medical Innovation

We teach program planners to offer FFMI fastPACE at their home institutions. 

Fast Forward Medical Innovation works in close partnership with U-M’s CTSA organization, the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), to support educational programs for all learners on the commercialization of biomedical research and innovation.

Train-the-Trainer is held in parallel to the FFMI fastPACE program, a project-based, experiential course designed to help academics launch new innovations, including medical devices/diagnostics, digital solutions, drugs, educational/training interventions, research tools, and many others. 

Participating CTSA organizations have the opportunity to observe our expert teaching team and learn how to launch this program at their home institution, providing their biomedical faculty with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the initial process of innovation and commercialization.

Interested? Contact [email protected] if you would like to participate in the FFMI Train-the-Trainer program.

Fast Forward Medical Innovation offers a comprehensive collection of educational programs and training tailored for busy faculty, students, clinicians, and researchers across the University of Michigan, and across the state, region, and nation.

Programs & Courses
Participating Institutions

Beaumont Health

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Columbia University

Concordia University

Indiana University

Mayo Clinic

Medical College of Wisconsin

Michigan State University 

Northwestern University

Ohio State University

Oregon Health & Sciences University

University of Alabama-Birmingham

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of California-Irvine

University of California-San Diego

University of Kentucky

University of Minnesota

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of North Carolina

University of Washington

UT Southwestern

Wake Forest University

Wayne State University

Western Michigan University

“It was wonderful to meet with a group of experts across multiple institutions who see a common vision of how we could broaden our impact in the lives of our patients.”

Train-the-Trainer participant

“This provided exactly the information I need to bring a recommendation forward for commercialization education at my institution.”

Train-the-Trainer participant

“I came away with a number of ideas for improving my workshop and enhancing how I work with our funding programs.”

Train-the-Trainer participant
Contact Us
North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)
Building 520, 3rd Floor
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
Phone: 734-615-5060
About Us
Fast Forward Medical Innovation is a unit of the Medical School Office of Research, where our mission is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the Michigan Medicine research community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact.