MIT Media Lab’s Rosalind Picard on the Lab’s New Wellness Initiative

MIT Media Lab’s Rosalind Picard on the Lab’s New Wellness Initiative »

21 May, 2015
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Rosalind Picard is the founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group in MIT's Media Lab. Photo provided. So much of the technology that has transformed our lives has not contributed to our health and wellbeing, says Rosalind Picard, ScD, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group and professor…
Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem

Jitin Asnaani on Data As Power in Today’s Healthcare Ecosystem »

Jitin Asnaani sees energy and passion around truly improving patient care. “Physicians want to provide the best care," he says. "Hospitals, health systems and care givers truly want to innovate and lower the cost of care." Still, for all that excitement, Asnaani says a basic commodity is still lacking: data. “It’s like home builders building…
WHPC Finalist Mark Hoffman Talks Temperature Regulation & Innovation Inspiration

WHPC Finalist Mark Hoffman Talks Temperature Regulation & Innovation Inspiration »

3 Apr, 2015
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Dr. Mark Hoffman, third from right, with members of his team. Photo provided. When Mark Hoffman, PhD, the director of the Center for Health Insights at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, proposed that the Raiing Medical iThermonitor could be used to study baseline “normal” body temperatures, he believed that he was on to something…
Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter

Win Burke on Coordinating Patient Care with iGetBetter »

1 Apr, 2015
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Win Burke, president, CEO and co-founder of iGetBetter, finds it easy to talk about the successful pilots of his company’s technology at healthcare organizations around the country. But it's much harder to discuss the reasons behind his personal desire to fix the problem of coordinating patient care. Burke's sister died of cancer three years ago,…
Can We Bring the Joy Back into Medicine with Community Engagement?

Can We Bring the Joy Back into Medicine with Community Engagement? »

23 Mar, 2015
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Dr. Renee Kinman says she came to medicine in a backwards way. After college, she took a year off and started a PhD program, later deciding that she wanted to go to medical school, too. Today she's a pediatric endocrinologist at Valley Children's Hospital in Fresno, California. She's also deeply passionate about education, community involvement and…
Ilana Yurkiewicz on Writing and Medicine

Ilana Yurkiewicz on Writing and Medicine »

10 Mar, 2015
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Medical student and science writer Ilana Yurkiewicz says she always had an inkling that she wanted to be a physician. She grew up on Long Island, NY and did her undergrad at Yale University, where she studied molecular biology. While at Yale, she got her start in science writing, too, as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale…
Neel Shah, MD, on Healthcare Costs and Medical Technology

Neel Shah, MD, on Healthcare Costs and Medical Technology »

13 Feb, 2015
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Neel Shah is not your typical physician. After three years of medical school at Brown University, Shah became passionate about the high cost of healthcare when he saw patients struggling to pay their medical bills. He came to the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and, after learning more about health policy and economics, founded…
Karan Chhabra on the Fruits of Being Unconventional

Karan Chhabra on the Fruits of Being Unconventional »

3 Feb, 2015
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Karan Chhabra, co-founder of Project Millennial. Photo provided. Karan Chhabra found his calling at a young age. He says he's always wanted to make an impact on the world through medicine; the gratification of face-to-face patient care and the ability to treat people quickly and accurately hooked him on medicine for good. Once…
Ajay Major: Finding Your “Medicine Plus”

Ajay Major: Finding Your “Medicine Plus” »

21 Jan, 2015
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Medical student Ajay Major, another member of our activist generation series. Photo provided. When he’s not on the wards as a third-year medical student, Ajay Major manages an online global magazine for medical students, advocates for single-payer healthcare, helps edit major journals like Virtual Mentor and The Bellevue Literary Review, and consults for Medstro…
Sameer Sood: Un-Becoming the Mediocre Clinical Robot

Sameer Sood: Un-Becoming the Mediocre Clinical Robot »

6 Jan, 2015
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He may not be as famous as Doogie Howser (yet), but Sameer Sood, a millennial medical student, has built an impressive resume in his career so far. Sood is pursuing a D.O. degree at Rowan University, but that’s not all. He's also already presented a TEDx talk and he launched Synapse, an ideation organization. And somehow…

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