Jenni Whalen

Jenni Whalen

    Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.

    Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely: Innovation at the American College of Physician’s Centennial Event

    Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely: Innovation at the American College of Physician’s Centennial Event »

    As the American College of Physicians (ACP) celebrates its 100th anniversary, physicians and healthcare providers from across the country will meet at the Boston Convention Center for the ACP Excellence in Medical Education conference. Part of this event, which will meet from April 28- May 2, 2015, involves a session titled "Award-Winning Innovations in High-Value Care."…
    Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team ELAINE

    Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team ELAINE »

    21 Apr, 2015
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    Clarke and Susheela met while creating a team for the 2014 Boston Heart Walk. Photo provided. For finalists Dr. Ammu Susheela and Charles Clarke, this year's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge is all about ELAINE - Electronic Locating Automated Interactive Nuance Equipment. "ELAINE is a wearable device that will help people…
    Using Muse: Alex Hwang’s Motion Sickness-Inspired Solution

    Using Muse: Alex Hwang’s Motion Sickness-Inspired Solution »

    21 Apr, 2015
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    Alex Hwang, PhD, laughs when he recalls the inspiration for his Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge submission: his wife's motion sickness. "We went to the movie theater to see the Avatar in 3D but my wife could not finish the movie because of her motion sickness-like symptoms," he says. "As a movie fanatics, this was a…
    Healthcare Innovation Under the Boston Marathon Medical Tents

    Healthcare Innovation Under the Boston Marathon Medical Tents »

    One of the 28 medical tents on the Boston Marathon route. All photos provided. Today’s the day of Boston’s most famous footrace, the 119th Boston Marathon, which boasts more than 30,000 runners and spans five cities. But those aren’t the marathon’s most impressive numbers; it’s the medical operation surrounding the marathon…
    The Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Judges on Winning Ideas & Wearable Trends

    The Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Judges on Winning Ideas & Wearable Trends »

    Dr. Steve Horng, emergency department lead for the Google Glass Project at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, presents at last year's wearables challenge. Photo by Poncie Rutsch. We're incredibly excited to announce that Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge is just around the corner. Our judges and finalists will be flying into…
    Upcoming Events in Medical Innovation (April 19, 2015)

    Upcoming Events in Medical Innovation (April 19, 2015) »

    19 Apr, 2015
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    UPCOMING EVENTS Google Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge April 23, 2015 Cambridge MIT's Grand Hack 2015 April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015 Cambridge Wired Health 2015 April 24, 2015 London YTH Live 2015: Igniting Youth Tech Health Innovation April 26, 2015 - April 28, 2015 San Francisco Beyond the Affordable Care Act: The Next…
    M2D2 Finalists Celebrate $100,000 in Awards

    M2D2 Finalists Celebrate $100,000 in Awards »

    17 Apr, 2015
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    PixelEXX winner Renee Carder, PhD and M2D2 director Steven Tello celebrate PixelEXX's first place win. All photos by Jenni Whalen. Business and healthcare professionals gathered at Mintz Levin on Thursday, April 17 to celebrate the winners of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development (M2D2) Center's New Venture Competition. 15 companies hoped to…
    #NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

    #NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

    17 Apr, 2015
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    Congress pass a new Medicare policy this week. Photo via Shutterstock/ zimmytws. 1. "Doc Fix" Gets the Nix Last Tuesday, a policy nicknamed the "doc fix" finally got the ax. The policy, which has served as an excuse for crisis-motivated legislation for many years, refers to a process by which Congress struggled…
    Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum

    Meet the Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge Finalists: Team Memorandum »

    17 Apr, 2015
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    Nisarg Patel. Nisarg Patel may still be at the beginning of his career - he's a first year medical student at Harvard - but he has some big, career-making ideas. Along with team members Manav Sevak, Kunaal Naik, Manjinder Kandol and Kurt Carpenter, Patel pitched his idea for using wearables to improve medication…
    Controversial Pavlok Device Hits Google Wearables Challenge Next Week

    Controversial Pavlok Device Hits Google Wearables Challenge Next Week »

    The Pavlok team. Photo provided. Maneesh Sethi, founder of Pavlok, once hired a woman to slap him when he got distracted at work. Years later, Sethi and his co-founder, Jim Lynch, launched Pavlok, a wearable device based on those slaps. The device uses electric shock, which is supported as a powerful behavior change…

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