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Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Vesalius Ventures Inc

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Vesalius Ventures Inc

1330 Post Oak Blvd

Houston, Texas 77056

United States

Company Description

Vesalius Ventures is a venture capital firm created for diversified investments, targeting large but unmet market needs, compelling technologies, exceptional management teams and superior companies. Founded in 2002 as a VC accelerator focused in medical i ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Vice President and Chief Scientist

SPACEHAB , Incorporated

Associate Professor In Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch

Flight Surgeon

Aerospace Medical Association

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Vice President of Business Development

Space

Information Technology Support Analyst

ICON Solutions\ RR Donnelly

Data Entry Operator 1

University of Houston

Affiliations

Council Member
Greater Houston Community Foundation

President
The Harris Foundation Inc

Fellow
American College of Physicians

President
American Telemedicine Association

ADVISORY BOARD Member
Rijuven Corporation

Board Member
Monebo Technologies , Inc.

Vice Chairman
Salus Telehealth Inc

Board Member
Houston Technology Center

Board Member
National Math and Science Initiative Inc

Board Member
National Space Biomedical Research Institute

University Board of Regents
Texas Tech University

Board Member
Technology Tree Group Inc

Board Member
The Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium

Board of Trustees
Babson Capital Management LLC

Board Member
Center for Houston

Board Member
Houston Angel Network

Board Member
BioHouston Inc

Advisory Board Member
Science Buddies

Board Member
Project HOPE

Member, Johnson Space Center
NASA

Board Member
Salient , LP

Senior Consultant for NASA Aerospace Safety Panel, Member of the NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Committee, Council for the NIH National Institute for Deafness and Communications Disorders and Committee
National Academies Institute of Medicine

Member
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Helpdesk Support Level 1
U S Physical Therapy Inc

Board Member
Boys & Girls Clubs

Board Member
The American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Member
National Black MBA Association Inc

Astronaut
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Board Member
Houston Small Business Development Corporation

Member of Board of Advisors
Constellation Services International , Inc.

Member
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Board Member
Girls Club of Houston

Fellow In Endocrinology
National Research Council

Board of Advisors Member
The Coalition for Space Exploration

Advisory Board Member
ViTel Net Inc

Board Member
USPH

Member
Horatio Alger Association

Board Member
National Museum of Science and Industry

Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board
Kodiak Thermal Technologies Inc

Member, Board of Trustees
Reasoning Mind

Board Member
Houston Zoo Inc

Board Member
Additional

Board Member
Partners Bank of Texas

Senior Consultant for NASA Aerospace Safety Panel, Member of the NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Committee, Council for the National Institute Health and National Institute for Deafness, Texas Tech University Board of Regents
Texas Higher Education Coalition Texas Commission

Team Member
Jr. M.D. Bio THF Staff THF Partners

Board Member
RMD Networks , Inc.

Board Member
SCORE

Board Member
SilverMark Capital

Board Member
The Coalition for Space Exploration

Member
Phi Kappa Phi

Member
Mayo Foundation

Member
Texas Medical Association

Member
Minnesota Medical Association

Member
American Medical Association

Member
National Medical Association

Member
Americans.net

Member
Mineral Research

Board Member
Service Corps

Member
American Society for Bone

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Member
NIH National Institute for Deafness

Founder
Camp News

Board Member
The Endowment Fund

Board Member
Fox Business

Board Member
eCardio Diagnostics LLC

Board Member
NMSI

Education

Sam Houston High School , San Antonio

University of Houston Achievement Award

Space Medicine

Distinguished

biology

University of Houston

medicine

Texas Tech University School of Medicine

musculoskeletal physiology

BS

National Academies Institute of Medicine

Bachelor of Science

Biology

University of Houston

Doctorate of Medicine

Texas Tech University School of Medicine

Jr MD

Jr. MD

M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine

M.D.

Columbia

M.D.

M University

M.D.

The University of Texas Medical Branch

M.D.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

MBA

MD degree

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Master of Business Administration

University of Houston Clear Lake

Master of Business Administration ( MBA

University of Houston

Master of Medical Science

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Master of Medical Science

University of Texas Medical Branchat Galveston

Master's Degree

Biomedical Science

University of Texas Medical Branch

bachelor of science

biology

University of Houston ( TX )

bachelor of science degree

biology

Sam Houston High School

bachelor of science degree

biology

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

bachelor's degree

Baylor University

bachelor?s degree

science

University of Houston

bachelor’s degree

biology

University of Houston

different degrees

diploma

Sam Houston High School

doctorate of medicine

Texas Tech University

honorary doctorate

Morehouse College School of Medicine

honorary doctorate of science

Morehouse School of Medicine

honorary doctorates

New Jersey Institute of Technology , University of Hartford

honorary doctorates

Stony Brook University

honorary doctorates

Stonybrook University

master of business administration ( MBA )

University of Houston-Clear Lake

master's degree

University of Texas at Galveston

master's degree

biomedical science

The University of Texas Medical Branch

master's degrees one

biomedical science

UTMB

master?s degree

business administration

University of Houston

master?s degree

medical science

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

medical degree

Texas Tech University School of Medicine

medical doctorate

Texas Tech University

multiple degrees

science , medicine and business

Web References (153 Total References)


Rijuven

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Bernard Harris, Jr. M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Harris is the Past President of the American Telemedicine Association for the 2011-2012 term.
Dr. Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, a venture capital firm, that invests in early to mid stage Healthcare technologies and companies. Prior to Vesalius Ventures, he was at NASA, a veteran astronaut for over eighteen years, he has logged more than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space.
Currently, he is on the Board for the Houston Angel Network, Houston Technology Center and BioHouston. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Monebo Technologies, RMD Networks, U.S. Physical Therapy (Nasdaq: USPH), Sterling Bancshares (Nasdaq: SBIB), and the Space Agency. Dr. Harris is also the founder and president of the Harris Foundation, which supports math and science education and crime prevention programs for America's youth.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Stony Brook University (SUNY), Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Hartford, NASA Space Flight Medal, NASA Award of Merit, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and was the recipient of the 2000 Horatio Alger Award.


Monebo

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Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P. Dr. Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, a venture capital firm, that invests in early to mid stage Healthcare technologies and companies. Prior to Vesalius Ventures, he was at NASA, a veteran astronaut for over eighteen years, he has logged more than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space. Currently, he is on the Board for the Houston Angel Network, Houston Technology Center and BioHouston. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Monebo Technologies, RMD Networks, U.S. Physical Therapy (Nasdaq: USPH), Sterling Bancshares (Nasdaq: SBIB), and the Space Agency. Dr. Harris is also the founder and president of the Harris Foundation, which supports math and science education and crime prevention programs for America's youth. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Stony Brook University (SUNY), Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Hartford, NASA Space Flight Medal, NASA Award of Merit, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and was the recipient of the 2000 Horatio Alger Award.


Bernard A. Harris, Jr., ...

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Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., was elected vice chairman of the board. Dr. Harris is currently CEO and managing partner of Versalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm that invests in early to mid-stage healthcare technologies and companies. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Harris became an astronaut in July 1991. He is qualified for assignment as a mission specialist on future Space Shuttle flight crews.


Profile Page

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Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.

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Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.
Bernard A. Harris Jr., Astronaut and President of the Harris Foundation, graduated from Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, Texas in 1974.
Dr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from the University of Houston, a Master of Medical Science (MMS) from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, a National Research Council Fellowship in Endocrinology at the NASA Ames Research Center and trained as a Flight Surgeon at the Aerospace School of Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He is also a licensed private pilot and certified scuba diver.
He holds several faculty appointments including Associate Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. Additionally, he is the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications.
Dr. Harris worked at NASA for ten years, where he conducted research in musculoskeletal physiology and disuse osteoporosis. Later, as Head of the Exercise Countermeasure Project, he conducted clinical investigations of space adaptation and developed in-flight medical devices to extend Astronaut stays in space. Selected into the Astronaut Corp in January 1990, Dr. Harris was a Mission Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-55/Spacelab D-2 in 1993. As Payload Commander on Space Shuttle Discovery STS-63 in 1995, he served on the first flight of the joint Russian-American Space Program, becoming the "First African American to walk in Space. A veteran astronaut for over nineteen years, he has logged more than 438 hours and traveled over 7.2 million miles in space.
He served as Vice President and Chief Scientist of SPACEHAB, Inc., an innovative space commercialization company, where he directed the company's space science business. He also served as Vice President of Business Development for Space Media, Inc., an Informatics company, establishing an e-commerce initiative that is now part of the United Nations' education program.
Currently he is on the Board for the National Math and Science Initiative, Houston Angel Network, Medical Informatics, Technology and Applications Center, Houston Technology Center and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Board of Scientific Counselors. In addition, he was a Senior Consultant for NASA Aerospace Safety Panel, as well as a member of the NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Committee, the Council for the National Institute Health/National Institute for Deafness, Texas Tech's University Board of Regents, Texas Higher Education Coalition, Texas Commission on a Representative Student Body and Communications Disorders and the committee for the National Academies Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm, that invests in early to mid stage Healthcare technologies and companies. He is also the Founder of the Harris Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports math/science education and crime prevention programs for America's youth.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Stony Brook University (SUNY), Morehouse School of Medicine, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the University of Hartford, as well as the NASA Space Flight Medal, a NASA Award of Merit, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and the 2000 Horatio Alger Award.
Dr. Harris' goals in life have been achieved through self-empowerment and self-determination. He believes that education and effort will allow anyone to meet any challenge in life, inspiring others to reach for the stars.


Bernard A. Harris, Jr.

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Bernard A. Harris, Jr.

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Bernard A. Harris, Jr., Courtesy of NASA
Bernard A. Harris, Jr., is founder and president of the Harris Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports youth programs in math and science education and crime prevention. He is also a chief executive officer and managing partner of Vesalius Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in innovative health care technologies and companies. Dr. Harris is a former astronaut who was the space shuttle payload commander on the first flight of the joint Russian-American Space Program and the first African-American to walk in space.
Dr. Harris worked with NASA for ten years and later served as vice president and chief scientist at SPACEHAB, Inc., a space commercialization company. He holds several faculty appointments, including clinical professor in internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
He holds an M.D. from the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, an M.M.S. from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and an M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Dr. Harris trained as a flight surgeon at the Aerospace School of Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base and has conducted research in the fields of musculoskeletal physiology, disuse osteoporosis, and space adaptation.
Dr. Harris is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the board of many institutions, including the National Math and Science Initiative and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Morehouse School of Medicine, NASA, the American Astronautical Society, and many other institutions have recognized his achievements with honorary degrees and awards.
Links to Additional Information
Bernard A. Harris profile from NASA
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Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. from the Harris Foundation
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Profile of Bernard A. Harris Jr. from Vesalius Ventures
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Video biography of Bernard A. Harris Jr. from 2000 Horatio Alger Awards
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Bernard Harris in Space

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