Dr. Leonard Glass on Physician Retraining and Reentry

Dr. Leonard Glass on Physician Retraining and Reentry »

25 Mar, 2015
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Leonard W. Glass M.D., president of Physician Retraining & Reentry. Photo provided. When Dr. Leonard Glass, a board certified general surgeon, plastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon, retired ten years ago, he thought he was leaving medicine for good. But then he read about the shortage of family medicine doctors in America and…
The Jewish Venture Mentoring Service: Working Toward Zero Degrees of Separation

The Jewish Venture Mentoring Service: Working Toward Zero Degrees of Separation »

Rony Shapiro, founder of JVMS, meets with interested ventures. Photo provided. Continuing along with my series on incubators and accelerators, I've decided to include an unconventional new program called the Jewish Venture Mentoring Service in my lineup, otherwise known as JVMS, which may have flown under your radar. JVMS is a new…
How Science & Music Might Help Patients Speak Again

How Science & Music Might Help Patients Speak Again »

4 Mar, 2015
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When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords arrived at the State of the Union Address in 2012, she did so to a hug from President Obama and the resounding applause of her U.S. House and Senate colleagues. A little over a year before, on January 8, 2011, she was shot in the head in a chaotic rampage that left…
MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics

MEDRC: Improving Medical Devices with Microelectronics »

The wearable vital signs monitor can continuously measure heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, stroke volume, and respiratory rate. Continuous monitoring of these vital signs can help assess the wearer's overall state of health and identify risks for cardiovascular diseases. Photo via MIT. As our technological devices become smaller and more portable,…
Inside Techstars Boston: The Power of the Network Effect

Inside Techstars Boston: The Power of the Network Effect »

In my last piece, I introduced many incubators and accelerators from the Boston area, some more established and national, others newly founded and local. One national accelerator with inarguable success is Techstars. Techstars was founded in Boulder in 2006 by David Cohen, Brad Feld, David Brown, and Jared Polis. Their now-legendary success story began in 2007 with…
Happier, Inc: Re-Defining Success

Happier, Inc: Re-Defining Success »

Nataly Kogan, co-founder of Happier Inc. Photo provided. Nataly Kogan had achieved the American dream - or so she thought. She was a teenager when she and her parents arrived in the United States as refugees. Her mission was clear: she’d make a lot of money and be successful. The only problem was that…
Win Nuance’s 360 SpeechAnywhere for Your Healthcare Pilot

Win Nuance’s 360 SpeechAnywhere for Your Healthcare Pilot »

28 Jan, 2015
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Win 360 SpeechAnywhere from Nuance. In the world of healthcare-focused wearable tech, physicians often have amazing insight into the best implementation for a device, but struggle with the technical development needed. That's why Medstro's Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge offers physicians a chance to suggest uses for existing wearables - and the…
Innovation Across Disciplines: Behind the Scenes at the Harvard i-Lab

Innovation Across Disciplines: Behind the Scenes at the Harvard i-Lab »

27 Jan, 2015
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Harvard students work in the collaborative i-lab space. Photo provided. At the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab), this upcoming spring looks busy. The i-lab was created in November 2011 as resource for students and fellows across Harvard University, accelerating growth in both entrepreneurship and innovation; students are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary collaborations at…
Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience

Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience »

20 Jan, 2015
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Jonathan Brown of Counsyl explains flips at a workshop. Photo by Gabriel Branbury. A new initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to redesign visits to the doctor’s office. The project, called Flip the Clinic was inspired by Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy. Khan flipped the traditional classroom by…
Tal Medical Changes the Game With Acute Psychiatric Treatment Options

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MRI-based technology may lead to reduced psychiatric symptoms. All photos provided. This story goes back into the archives of the psychiatric research facilities at McLean Hospital. Ten years ago, researchers were investigating the nuances of brain structure and function when the technicians on the project started to hear about something very strange: their…

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