University to welcome Entrepreneur in Residence to School of Medicine

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A SCOTTISH University has announced it will be hosting a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR)|

Kenny Fraser will share his experience in the business world with the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine after being namer EiR.

Mr Fraser is the CEO of Triscribe, which uses prescription data to help hospital staff optimise medicine usage to improve patient outcomes.

Kenny Fraser, The University of Dundee - Research News Scotland
Kenny Fraser, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) for The University of Dundee

Mr Fraser will work across the school encouraging and mentoring students and staff to exploit their research to improve the health of patients.

He will utilise the School’s research base to highlight how the emerging field of human data science can be developed for commercial purposes.

Mr Fraser said: “Dundee has a world-leading medical school generating ideas that can make a real difference to the future health of billions of people.”

“I am excited to be taking on the EiR role which will act as a catalyst to translate some of these ideas into new commercial businesses, bring economic benefits and jobs while using the latest technology for good.”

Human data science is an emerging discipline that relies on precision data and is commercially relevant to traditional healthcare markets such as medical technology, drug development, and diagnostics.

Over time, patients create thousands of data points throughout their life that help identify changes in their health but also enable tracking of similar patient cohorts across regions and geographies.

Dundee’s School of Medicine has said it has an untapped wealth of knowledge and experience in human data science, which has the potential to revolutionise the healthcare market.

Dr David McBeth, Director of Research and Innovation Services at Dundee, said, “Hosting a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence is a huge honour.

“Human data science is a rapidly expanding area and the University has the capability to benefit from its vast commercial potential.

“Kenny’s experience will help staff and students tap into these opportunities.

“The University is already at the heart of the Tay Cities Deal, which will harness our excellence in science and research to create jobs and drive economic and health benefits across the region.

“Kenny’s appointment will further enhance the University’s reputation as a centre for innovation and entrepreneurship within these fields.”