Connie Chang

Managing Director, Fast Forward Medical Innovation

Connie Chang is the managing director of Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI). She helped form and launch the FFMI team, a unit of the University of Michigan Medical School’s Office of Research. FFMI helps biomedical faculty and clinician researchers, trainees and students across the university and statewide, providing innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurial support via industry partnerships, education, mentoring and funding services.

Chang has more than 15 years’ experience in business, including 12 years in the pharmaceuticals industry. Previously Chang worked at Sepracor as senior director and brand team leader for the prescription pharmaceutical products Lunesta and Xopenex. Prior to Sepracor, she worked with Pfizer on brands such as Zyrtec, Lipitor and Zoloft, as well as serving as director of regional marketing for the New England region.