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Monday
January 5

Go To Market Strategies in Global Health – Panel and Competition! Tuesday, February 24

By wgracie

The Global Health and Technology Meet-Up is a networking and informational event designed to connect engineers, public health professionals and business people. Our goal is to create stronger links between these communities in order to facilitate collaborations that could lead to new solutions for global health challenges.

Come to explore the pathways to commercialization for your global health innovation with the experts.  Invited speakers have been successful in bringing medical devices and mHealth products to market for improving global health.

We hope that you can join us and be part of the solution!.

REGISTRATION LINK HERE!

Agenda

3:30 Event Check-In/Poster Set-up Opens
4:00 Event Opens
4:15 Expert Panel – Go to Market Strategies for Global Health Innovations
5:15 Poster Viewing and Audience Voting
6:30 “Shark Tank” Pitch Sesssion
8:00 Event Closes

Panelists/ “Sharks”:

Haleh Armian, MS – Associate Director, International Programs, Joslin Innovation
Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston (speaking to “bottom up” commercialization)

Managing large international programs with focus in Middle East at Joslin Diabetes Center. Programs consist of supporting international client’s corporate social responsibility and marketing initiatives to implement diabetes wellness and disease management programs. Aspects of work entail improving clinical care processes, providing patient/provider education and training programs, developing resource and collateral materials, and supporting government/Ministry of Health advocacy efforts to help impact the lives of patients at risk and with diabetes.

Previous work at CIMIT/Partners HealthCare, TIAX and Arthur D. Little health care management and technology-based consulting. Professional experience and expertise include facilitating the implementation and commercialization of medical device innovations, assessing health care markets and technologies, preparing medical product development and strategic business plans and writing proposals/grants for foundations, public and private sectors.

Paul Chen – Director, Business Development at Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmacy and formerly Regional Director, North America for Vestergaard Frandsen

Paul has an extensive and diverse range of industry healthcare experience ranging from Fortune 100 bio-pharmaceuticals to privately held companies in both developed and developing markets. His broad breadth of experience in many cross-functional roles brings perspective through many lenses and enables him to identify and successfully communicate solutions that have firmly established him as a leader among senior executives and their respective teams. Prior to joining the private sector, his military experience as a naval officer imparted the foundation that has contributed to his many career accomplishments.

Erin Hasselberg, MS – Senior Technical Advisor, Center for Health Logistics, John Snow, Inc. (speaking to global health systems and supply chain)

International health and development professional with ten years of experience working for international non-governmental organizations and USAID-contractors. Experience consulting with Ministries of Health and local partners in over 12 countries in Africa and Latin America. Significant expertise in organizational strengthening, capacity-building, and health commodity supply chain management. Passionate about creating an wider expanse of practical, international opportunities in developing countries for college and graduate students.

Wolfgang Krull -Accelerator Executive, CIMIT

Wolfgang is a Senior Operations Management Professional in the Medical Device Industry with a proven track record of leading complex business, site, operations, supply chain, and product development organizations including two successful startups. His specialties include leading Operations, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Program Management to meet worldwide business, quality, and regulatory requirements.  Wolfgang spent 24 years with Hewlett Packard Medical (now Philips) in multiple functions including executive positions as Director of R&D and Director of Worldwide Manufacturing/Order Fulfillment for the Patient Monitoring Business. In these roles he was responsible for strategic development for the Bedside Patient Monitoring, Digital Telemetry, Central Monitoring, and Cath Lab product lines for critical, intermediate, and coronary care hospital markets. Prior to that he was at Visualization Technologies (VTI) as Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain until it was acquired by HP.  He was also at Breakaway Imaging as Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain until it was acquired by Medtronic.  At the present time, he is at CIMIT in an Accelerator Executive role.  He is the founder and president of Krull Enterprise Services for Operations and Supply Chain (KESSCO) providing “hands-on” management and consulting services to assist emerging, early, and mid-stage medical technology companies develop, implement, and optimize their manufacturing and supply chain operations to meet business goals. Wolfgang has been a Hewlett Packard Fellow, Chairman of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) College of Engineering Deans Advisory Committee, and Member of the Boston University Software Engineering Advisory Committee.

Laura Sampath, MA – Senior Program Officer, Global, VentureWell

Laura Sampath is the Senior Program Officer for Global Programs at VentureWell (formerly NCIIA). Working closely with USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Laura oversees the planning, development, and execution of venture development programs customized for global health innovators. Previously, Laura ran the MIT International Development Initiative and designed programs within USAID’s Regional Conflict Management and Governance office in Nairobi, Kenya. She has also been a Fulbright Scholar as well as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her areas of technical skill and expertise include strategic enterprise development, program and project management and participatory approaches to community development. Her international experiences have spanned several countries in East Africa, as well as Morocco, India, and Peru.

Muhammad Zaman, PhD – Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Dr. Zaman Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University was at University of Texas prior to joining BU.  His research is focused at the interface of cell biology, mechanics, systems biology and medicine to understand the mechanical basis of tumor invasion that precedes metastasis. The work is aimed at developing multi-scale models, integrating both first principle and data driven approaches to quantify cell signaling, adhesion and motion in 3D environments.  The second main thrust of the research is focused on developing computational and experimental tools to improve the quality of life, education and the practice of medicine in the developing world. He collaborates with the BU’s Center for Global Health & Development and various medical schools and engineering institutions around the globe to develop cheap, robust and easy to use solutions to develop improved diagnostics and tools for data analysis.

Event Organizers

Center for Global Health & Development

Department of Biomedical Engineering 

Global Health and Engineering Meet-Up (GHECHo)

Office of Technology Development

School of Management Health Sector Management Program

Wednesday
November 5

Next meetup on Nov 14, 2014! A business model in Ebola diagnostics, microscopic iPhones, and more

By wgracie

Please RSVP, thank you!
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Join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from different fields in global health, followed by networking and discussions over refreshments! And remember, all good things come to those who RSVP: http://blogs.bu.edu/ghecho/rsvp/

For this event, we are excited to have:

- Dr. Danny Milner, MD, MSPH, on “The cellphone has transformed communications in Africa. Can it transform cancer care? An informal presentation and discussion of how rapid diagnosis can be achieved in remote settings” (Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health)
- Mr. Michael Pratt, MBA on the challenges and process of transferring a lab-developed products to market  (Director of Boston University’s Office of Technology Development)
- Dr. David Freedman on a business model for Ebola detection (CEO NexGen Arrays)

Check ‘em out:

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Where: 8 St. Mary St., Room 901 (Photonics Center, Boston University)
When: Friday November 14, 4:30-6:30pm (refreshments served at 4:15pm)
Who: Anyone who is interested in learning about global health projects from engineering and public health standpoints!

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Sponsors of GHECHo are:
Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD)
Dr. Muhammad Zaman (BU BME)

Past Sponsors:
BU Pardee Center
BU Biomedical Engineering Department
MIT Media Lab
BU School of Public Health
Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology (CNN)
Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (FTCC)
BU Photonics Center
BU School of Public Health
Dr. Cathie Klapperich (BU BME, ME)
Dr. Selim Unlu (BU ECE, BME, Physics)

Thursday
October 2

Next seminar date is FRIDAY October 10!

By wgracie

We had some typos (all the excitement is having us type away at a million miles an hour). The next meetup is FRIDAY OCTOBER 10. Thanks!

Thursday
September 25

Global Health and Engineering Meetup: 3 perspectives in global health

By wgracie

Save the Date (Oct 10): Global Health & Engineering Meetup Kickoff and Revival!

Yay, GHECHo is back and with an exciting year of speakers and events! Come to our Kick-Off Meeting, and join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from different fields in global health, followed by networking and discussions over refreshments! All good things come to those who RSVP.

For this event, we are excited to have:

Stephanie Yaung on Quantamerix and understanding public health challenges in rural China (Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology)

Susan Foster on the Ebola outbreak in Africa (Boston University School of Public Health)

– Dr. Christopher Gill on the potential for development of a practical cell phone based system for subject identification in low resource settings based on biometric analysis of ear morphology (Project SEARCH, Boston University School of Public Health)

Check ‘em out:

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Project SEARCH: Developing an Ear Biometric Scanner Prototype from Development Communications on Vimeo.

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Where: 8 St. Mary St., Room 901 (Photonics Center @ Boston University)
When: Friday October 10, 4:30-6:30pm (refreshments served at 4:15pm)
Who: Anyone who is interested in learning about global health projects from engineering and public health standpoints!

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Sponsors of GHECHo are:
Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD)
Dr. Muhammad Zaman (BU BME)

Past Sponsors:
BU Pardee Center
BU Biomedical Engineering Department
MIT Media Lab
BU School of Public Health
Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology (CNN)
Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (FTCC)
BU Photonics Center
BU School of Public Health
Dr. Cathie Klapperich (BU BME, ME)
Dr. Selim Unlu (BU ECE, BME, Physics)

Wednesday
July 30

GHECHo Fall Revival!

By wgracie

Now that we’ve gotten the celebration of defenses and graduations out of our system, GHECHo will be coming out of hiatus! We’re looking for motivated, organized, and enthusiastic individuals to organize and fundraise for our events. We’re planning big things for GHECHo! Please contact Grace at wgracie@bu.edu if you’re interested. :)

Thursday
March 7

Spring Break Meetup!

By wgracie

We know it’s spring break, but what better way to end the Friday with interesting talks, beer, and… cupcakes (surprise!).
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Welcome back to a new year of GHECHo! Join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from different fields in global health, followed by a cocktail hour for networking and discussions! For this event, we are excited to have:

- Matt Swaidan on Buildings that Heal (Mass Design)

- Dr. Yeboah-Antwi on the challenges of conducting community-based public health research(BU School of Public Health)

- Teresa Yamana on HYDREMATS, a computational model that relates environmental variables to malaria transmission in West Africa (MIT Civil & Environmental Engineering)

 

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Where: 44 Cummington St, Room 203, Boston University

When: Friday March 15, 4:30-6:30pm (refreshments served at 4:15pm)

Who: Anyone who is interested in learning about global health projects from engineering and public health standpoints!

Tuesday
February 5

Next seminar: February 15!

By wgracie

Welcome back to a new year of GHECHo! Join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from different fields in global health, followed by a cocktail hour for networking and discussions! For this event, we are excited to have:

– Anna Young (MIT D Lab)

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– Breanna Rossman on Design, Sanitation, and Education in Rural Ghana (MIT Architecture)

 

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– Kyle Engelmann on Health Leads: Applying Global Health Principals to the American Health Care System (HealthLeads, Executive Operations Coordinator)

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Where: 44 Cummington St, Room 203, Boston University

When: Friday February 15, 4:30-6:30pm (refreshments served at 4:15pm)

Who: Anyone who is interested in learning about global health projects from engineering and public health standpoints!

Please RSVP to the right or here.

Tuesday
January 15

Getting ready for 2013!

By wgracie

Interested in networking with professionals, academics, and fellow students in global health, development, and/or engineering? Learning the perspectives of public health, business, engineering, medicine, development, policy, and more?

Be an organizer for the Global Health & Engineering Meetup Group!

We are now recruiting officers to help organize monthly Meetups for 2013! Officers will get the chance to build leadership and communication skills, network with professionals/academics/students in and around the Boston area, and choose meetup topics. Each meeting usually take place at Boston University, but can extend to other schools in the Boston area, and consists of an informal seminar session with food and refreshments.

Questions and interested parties, please email us at: bu.ghecho@gmail.com

By the way, check out the slideshow below of last year’s first Global Health & Engineering Symposium at Boston University:

Monday
November 12

That’s a wrap (for now)!

By wgracie

 

Thanks to everyone that came out to last week’s symposium! We had three wonderful talks by Dr. Jim Collins, Dr. Lisa Hirschhorn, and Ting Shih, followed by a lively discussion moderated by Dr. Beverly Brown, and ended with a networking reception and poster presentations. Congratulations to our poster winners (George Daaboul, Nga Ho, and Anna Young), and special thanks to everyone else that presented their work! Check out pictures from the event below. And keep an eye out for future seminars!

Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012 – album
From Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012

 

From Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012

 

From Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012

 

Monday
October 8

Upcoming Global Health & Engineering Symposium! RSVP today!

By wgracie

We have three great speakers coming from engineering, public health, and business backgrounds, along with a panel session and poster & networking social hour. RSVP today! Furthermore, tell us about your work and interests by submitting a poster! Cash prizes go to the top three. Click here or the links on the right for more details.