Professor to lead U.S. biomaterials research society

Thomas Web­ster, pro­fessor and chair of Northeastern’s Depart­ment of Chem­ical Engi­neering, has been named pres­i­dent of the U.S. Society for Bio­ma­te­rials, a 3,000-plus-member orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to enhancing human health and quality of life through bio­ma­te­rials research.

Healthcare gets organized

North­eastern last week con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of national experts to dis­cuss cutting-​​edge research and method­olog­ical break­throughs in health­care orga­ni­za­tion and man­age­ment science.

Students get hands-​​on training in simulation lab

Since opening seven months ago, the Arnold S. Gold­stein Sim­u­la­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ries Suite in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences has helped pre­pare under­grad­u­ates for co-​​op and careers through prac­tical diag­nostic exercises.

Does your healthcare provider know you?

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity soci­ol­o­gist Tim­othy Hoff has found that the health­care system’s emphasis on effi­ciency and tech­nology has made it much more trans­ac­tional and impersonal.

Northeastern students tackle healthcare

At the bian­nual meeting of the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion Center for Health Orga­ni­za­tions Trans­for­ma­tion, grad­uate stu­dents from pro­fessor James Benneyan’s Health­care Sys­tems Engi­neering Insti­tute pre­sented the results of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary projects aimed at fixing the health­care system.

Innovation key to improving patient care, access

Larry J. Merlo, pres­i­dent and CEO of CVS Care­mark, said on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that the chal­lenges pre­sented by America’s rapidly evolving health­care land­scape will require novel solutions—particularly those rooted in pharmacy.