Grill Sponsors

National Institute of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 496-4000

Duke Translational Medicine Institute
DTMI strives to link investigators with the resources, expertise, and information they need to more efficiently translate ideas from the discovery stage, through development and testing, and on into well-established innovations that improve health. In addition to supporting translational research at Duke, DTMI also partners with many stakeholders to improve how translational medicine is conducted across the nation.

200 Trent Drive
1117 Davison Building, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710
(919) 668-8820

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is a scientific institute with a collaborative spirit and a commitment to education, service and knowledge across disciplines. We encourage creativity, taking risks, sharing ideas and working together.

308 Research Drive, LSRC M051
Campus Box 91003
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 668-2512


Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine, which help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.

2825 Airview Boulevard
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

Platinum Group Coatings

produces high performance Electroplated Platinum Iridium Coated (EPIC) electrodes for biomedical stimulation and sensing applications. Our proprietary process is scalable and can be used to create electrodes and electrode arrays with planar or non-planar surfaces. This process enables microfabricated recording electrodes with improved signal-to-noise ratios, and microfabricated electrodes for chronic stimulation

Jack Whalen, Ph.D.

Coulter Partnership

The goal of the Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Grant Program is to accelerate the development of promising bioengineering research that address important unmet clinical needs and leads to improvement in commercial development and clinical practice. Examples of desirable outcomes include inventions, patents, improved diagnosis and treatment of disease, follow-on funding (e.g. grants, SBIR, angel investment) commercial products, licenses, commercial partnerships and/or start-up companies.

Glaxo Smith Klein

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: we want to help people to do more, feel better, live longer. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

5 Moore Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3398
(888) 825-5249

If you would to contribute, please contact Pamela Hanson and use the funding code: 391-3005.

Pamela Hanson; Director, Annual Fund
322 Teer Engineering Building
(919) 660-5130