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Baptist Health Opens 2022 Applications for Knight Foundation Fellowship in Healthcare Technology Innovation

June 30, 2022

Applications are now open and will run through August 5, 2022

MIAMI, FL – June 30, 2022 – Baptist Health Innovations is now accepting applications for its 2022-23 Knight Foundation Fellowship in Healthcare Technology Innovation. The fellowship is a 10-month program for entrepreneurs and innovators interested in healthcare technology and development. Joe Jankowski, Dr. Barry T. Katzen, Nila Bhakuni, Mark Coticchia

Designed to bring together individuals from diverse professional backgrounds – including clinical, administration, engineering, legal and financial – the multidisciplinary fellowship is an opportunity to develop Miami’s tech innovation and entrepreneurial talent. A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion will be a part of the selection process and team compositions.

Baptist Health continues to grow as an innovations hub. The fellowship provides a significant professional development opportunity and incorporates multifaceted, team-based projects designed to build innovator skills and networks critical to the development of new products, services and interventions in healthcare. The fellowship program is funded by a $1 million grant from the Knight Foundation and another $1 million in matching funds from community philanthropists raised through the Baptist Health Foundation in order to help sustain the program for years to come.

“This fellowship is a segue into the future of healthcare with a cohort of leaders at the forefront of new product, service and healthcare innovation,” said Barry T. Katzen, M.D., Chief Medical Innovation Officer at Baptist Health Innovations. “The fellowship grants the opportunity and access to ideate and develop ideas in an educational setting among professionals both on the clinical and business side of healthcare.”

The fellowship is designed for healthcare professionals and administrators, researchers, information technology specialists, physicians, designers, engineers and other professionals interested in healthcare and entrepreneurship.

Applicants with a passion for digital health, the patient experience, continuous improvement, complex designs, and more are invited to visit for more information and to apply to this selective program, now through August 5, 2022.

The Knight Foundation’s support is part of a broad investment in Baptist Health and other local institutions to expand South Florida tech talent and accelerate innovation.

“Baptist Health is an anchor institution in our community, driving wellbeing and innovation on multiple fronts,” said Raul Moas, director of the Knight Foundation’s Miami program. “The Fellowship in Healthcare Technology Innovation allows talented Miamians of diverse professional backgrounds to build community and develop new technology that improves health outcomes in Miami and beyond.”

With many of its physicians and executives developing new techniques and devices, as well as collaborating with worldwide leaders in the industry to develop new products, Baptist Health Innovations helps lead employee innovators and physicians from concept through the successful commercialization of ideas for new technologies and devices. Earlier this year, Baptist Health Innovations team announced the launch its first startup named Gait Boost.

The fellowship platform will be taught by world-renowned educator, Joseph Jankowski, Ph.D., senior advisor to Baptist Health Innovations, who based the fellowship curriculum on concepts from some of the most respected, forward-thinking institutions. The fellowship will provide fellows with a multi-faceted curriculum and exposure to speakers with expertise in intellectual asset management, regulatory environments, economic modeling, innovation skills and business strategies, including how to bring new products to the marketplace.

Fellows will connect with business executives and work directly with leaders from the South Florida, national and international innovation communities who will share their personal and professional insights in innovation.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 24,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn. 

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
We are social investors who support a more effective democracy by funding free expression and journalism, arts and culture in community, research in areas of media and democracy, and in the success of American cities and towns where the Knight brothers once published newspapers. Learn more at and follow @knightfdn on social media.

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