On Friday, March 22, Northeastern University Seattle held the first event in their “Local Leaders. Global Impact.” Speaker Series. The topic discussed was P4 medicine: a predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory approach to medicine and how it can transform our healthcare system. Over 50 attendees gathered to listen to the panel and enjoy the Seattle campus. This session on P4 will be the first in a series of regional efforts to develop and move this transformational approach forward.
Speakers included Dr. Lee Hood, President of the Institute for Systems Biology; Dr. Terry Fulmer, Dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University; Anthony Blau, Co-Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington; and Clayton Lewis, Partner at Maveron.
The next event of the “Local Leaders. Global Impact.” Speaker Series will be held on April 17th, 2013 at noon. The topic is: “Games for Good: Developing a Viable Industry Business Model,” and will bring together experts from the gaming industry. Click here for more information. This session will focus on how our region can play a global leadership role on building on the phenomenal success of Gaming companies globally and in this region (350 companies and rapidly growing in our region ) to materially advance education efforts in health care and community.
Thank you to the Seattle Channel for recording this event!
Read our recap on this event here.
I have just returned from a productive week at Northeastern’s main campus in Boston. It was a very productive trip. First I accompanied Ken Stuart, former CEO of Seattle BioMed. Ken is a Northeastern alumni who has gone on to establish Seattle BioMed, which is a world leader in devising solutions to infectious diseases in Africa and South Asia, such as malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis and sleeping sickness, which kills millions of people every year. Ken gave a presentation in Boston on the work Seattle Biomed is doing in these areas and its important research collaboration with Northeastern researchers to tackle these global problems. Ken and his team’s biology expertise is complemented by the chemistry and drug discovery expertise at Northeastern.
I went on to meet with several Deans who are introducing their top quality academic programs here in Seattle. We are at an exciting phase of identifying possible adjunct faculty from Washington State who can supplement the existing faculty on courses we deliver in a hybrid format. I also met with my counterpart at our Charlotte campus, Dr. Cheryl Richards, to compare notes of how we can best meet the needs of working professionals and companies in our respective regions. We are excited at the prospect of pulling all three campuses together by using our advanced video-conferencing capability in Seattle to connect speakers and audiences in all three regions.
Cheryl and I gave a presentation to a large group in Boston on what is going on at the graduate campuses. A link to my powerpoint can be found here. I am always surprised at the breadth and depth of support throughout the Boston campus for what we are pioneering here in Seattle. It makes our job a lot easier, and more fun.
Finally I met with faculty in Boston who are giving serious analysis to how they can partner with some of our region’s leaders in preventative medicine. We are launching our Speaker Series on this topic this Friday: Read Here.
Watch this video of President Aoun putting “everything in reverse” inspired by the work of Vijay Govindarajan.
Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is one of the world’s leading strategy and innovation experts.
A distinguished international business professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, VG is a co-pioneer of the concept of reverse innovation—when an innovation is adopted first in the developing world.Harvard Business Review deemed the breakthrough one of the “great moments in management in the last century,” and the topic inspired VG’s New York Times bestseller Reverse Innovation, as well as his acclaimed TEDx talk last year.
On-line etiquette is an important factor to understand when enrolling and completing an on-line or hybrid course. Because so much of your interaction will be virtual, it’s crucial that you follow some simple guidelines about on-line etiquette.
First and foremost, never post anything or write in an email something that you couldn’t say to the person or class face to face. Too often, students “hide behind the computer” in writing scathing emails or inappropriate comments that they would never be able to say face to face. If you can’t say it, don’t write it.
Second, remember that non-verbals are gone in a virtual environment when no cameras are involved. Emoticons can be helpful in showing when you are joking or trying to be straight-forward and not rude. Another good piece of advice…if you are still solving the same problem or discussing the same issues after three emails, pick up the phone and talk to the person involved. It can be more efficient and lead to less confusion.
Third, in a classroom setting, avoid too much jargon, texting-grammar, etc. You are in an academic and rigorous course – your language and written interactions should reflect that. The best advice I have is the same regardless of age, level of education, on-line or on-ground: treat others as you want to be treated. If you are upset about an interaction, don’t send a vicious email….cool down and respond appropriately. Taking some time to reread anything you are going to send is also good advice. With the increase in on-line learning, there are vast resources available to you regarding on-line interactions. This link provides 9 simple suggestions to follow:
Puget Sound Business Journal: March 1, 2013
Seattle’s newest college, a highly regarded import from Boston, officially opened for business last week in a new office building in South Lake Union.
The Seattle campus, if it can be called that, of Northeastern University is a stack of glass-walled offices set beside a soaring lobby in a space it shares with the building’s principal occupant, the Institute for Systems Biology.
The addition of Northeastern to the building and the neighborhood is both practical and symbolic. The research university will grant only graduate degrees from its Seattle branch, with an emphasis on science, technology and health (it also offers …