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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

President
The Harris Foundation Inc

Council Member
Greater Houston Community Foundation

President
American Telemedicine Association

ADVISORY BOARD Member
Rijuven Corporation

Board Member
The Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium

Board Member
Monebo Technologies , Inc.

Astronaut
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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 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

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

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

Fellow
American College of Physicians

Member
Harris County Medical Society

Education

Space Medicine

Distinguished

BS

National Academies Institute of Medicine

Bachelor of Science

Biology

University of Houston

Doctorate of Medicine

Texas Tech University School of Medicine

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 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 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

diploma

Sam Houston High School

honorary doctorate

Morehouse College School of Medicine

honorary doctorates

New Jersey Institute of Technology , University of Hartford

honorary doctorates

Stony Brook University

honorary doctorates

Stonybrook University

master's degree

University of Texas at Galveston

master?s degree

medical science

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Web References (162 Total References)


Strategic Advisory Group Biographies | The Institute for Triple Helix Innovation

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Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Vesalius, Inc.
Dr. Harris is an accomplished astronaut, physician and businessman. He is the first African-American to walk in space. Selected by NASA in 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. At the time of his retirement from NASA in 1996, he had logged more than 438 hours in space and traveled over 7.2 million miles. Equally as impressive as his space career, he has developed a broad range of business talents. Currently, Dr. Harris is president and founder of The Harris Foundation, which supports math/science education and crime prevention programs for America's youth and president and CEO of Vesalius Ventures, a unique venture capital vehicle solely dedicated to funding the development of new technologies in order to advance the world of telemedicine.
Dr. Harris holds a bachelor of science in Biology from the University of Houston, a master of medical science from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, an MBA from the University of Houston and a doctorate of medicine 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. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards and recognition, including the election as Fellow of the American College of Physicians and is a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award.


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.


MedITAC

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Bernard Harris, MD Vesalius, Inc.


Astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. Biography

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Biography of Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.

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Biography of Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.
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Bernard A. Harris - Tom Pierce, CC BY-SA-3.0
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Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. former NASA astronaut, physician, and business leader.
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That's exactly the case with Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., who served as an astronaut aboard several shuttle missions beginning in 1991, after serving the agency as a flight surgeon and clinical scientist. He left NASA in 1996 and is a professor of medicine and is CEO and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, which invests in healthcare technologies and related companies. His is a very classic American story of aiming high and reaching amazing goals both on Earth and in space. Dr. Harris has often spoken about challenges that we all face in life and meeting them through determination and empowerment.
Early Life
Dr. Harris was born on June 26, 1956, the son of Mrs. Gussie H. Burgess, and Mr. Bernard A. Harris, Sr.
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Later, Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. was the Payload Commander on STS-63 (February 2-11, 1995), the first flight of a new joint Russian-American space program. Mission highlights included the rendezvous with the Russian Space Station, Mir, operation of a variety of investigations in the Spacehab module, and the deployment and retrieval of Spartan 204, an orbiting instrument that studied galactic dust clouds (such as those where stars are born). During the flight, Dr. Harris became the first African-American to walk in space. He logged 198 hours, 29 minutes in space, completed 129 orbits, and traveled over 2.9 million miles.
In 1996, Dr. Harris departed NASA and received a master's degree in biomedical science from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He later served as Chief Scientist and Vice-president of Science and Health Services, and then as Vice President, SPACEHAB, Inc. (now known as Astrotech), where he was involved in business development and marketing of the company's space-based products and services. Later, he was vice-president of business development for Space Media, Inc., establishing an international space education program for students. He is currently serving on the board of the National Math and Science Initiative, and has served as a consultant to NASA on a variety of life-science and safety-related issues.
Dr. Harris is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Aerospace Medical Association, National Medical Association, American Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Texas Tech University Alumni Association, and Mayo Clinic Alumni Association. Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. Association of Space Explorers. American Astronautical Society, a member of the board of directors of Boys and Girls Club of Houston. Committee Member, Greater Houston Area Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and a member, Board of Directors, Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc.
He has also received many honors from science and medical societies, and remains active in research and business.


2008 Program | The Institute for Triple Helix Innovation

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Bernard Harris - Vesalius, Inc.

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