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Career highlights

Who: Dr. William New Jr.

What: Oregon Health & Science University, biotech manager; OGI School of Science and Engineering, associate dean for bioengineering

Education: Five academic degrees in electrical engineering, physiology, medicine, business management

Medicine/research background:

• Medical specialty: cardiovascular/heart transplant anesthesia

• Bioengineering research: electronic patient-monitoring systems

• Holds 15 patents

Business background:

• Founder of San Carlos, Calif.-based Natus Medical Inc., maker of diagnostic and screening devices for pregnancy and infant care, chairman 1989 to 2002

• Chief executive officer and chairman of the Novent Group, early-stage seed investment fund, 1988-2002

• Founder of Nellcor Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., manufacturer of pulse-monitoring devices for critical-care patients, chairman, 1981-88

• Member of clinical faculty, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1975-2000

• Consultant for businesses and academic centers on technology transfer, spinoff companies, venture financing

Source: OHSU's OGI School of Science and Engineering