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Taura Barr 


Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, Ohio State University College of Nursing
Founding Scientist, Valtari Bio Inc.

Taura L. Barr PhD RN FAHA HWNC-BC is an internationally recognized Nurse Scientist, Entrepreneur, and certified coach with expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship, and neuroimmunology. She has been a nurse for 18 years, 11 of those years in academia and has launched 5 companies, most notably Valtari Bio a stroke diagnostics company. During her academic tenure her team raised $10 million in grants, contracts, venture, and strategic partnering financing for their research programs and in the last year, secured a $500,000 clinical trial with a large pharmaceutical partner. She is an Associate Professor at the Ohio State University College of Nursing, Founding Scientist of Valtari Bio and works as a consultant to partner with innovative organizations and individuals to build academic research programs that support cultures of innovation and prioritize wellbeing. Dr. Barr’s personal mission is to inspire others to nurture their creative and innovative spirit while enhancing their wellbeing and helping them to achieve their goals.

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