MCTM Cameron Students Take Top Awards in Business Competitions

MCTM Cameron Students

 A student in the University of St. Thomas – Cameron School of Business Master in Clinical Translation Management Program recently took first prize among 300 participants in the 2017 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition.

Cameron business students have a number of opportunities to advance their degree, whether through an MBA or through programs like the Master in Clinical Translation Management (MCTM). For students like Lourdes L. Alberty Chacon, a student in the MCTM Cohort 2, the skills earned in these Cameron programs have contributed a great deal to their success.

“The skills that I learned from the program in the fields of economy, finance, marketing and accounting allowed me to understand more about the business side of the competition,” said Chacon, who took first prize in the recent HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition. “I was able to combine the tech sills from the medical industry with business skills.”

The competition evaluated contestants based on their success in developing a business plan for startup companies. Chacon and her teammates prepared for the contest for three months, working alongside mentors to develop a marketing plan, exit strategy and accurate pricing.

Chacon wasn’t the only MCTM student to find success as of late, however. Another MCTM Cohort 2 student, Marco Morales Garza, took a top ten spot in the Rice Launch Challenge and is a former winner of the Texas A&M New Ventures competition. Garza also credited his success to the skills learned at Cameron and in the MCTM program.

“I selected the program because it trains you to understand business, intellectual property and how it all applies to the clinical translation path,” he said.


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Alanna Shaffer

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