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Mar 17, 2015

When did computers and engineering become something that men do?

Cynthia Furse’s teenage daughter was skilled in math and science and had voiced an interest in engineering. But based on a career aptitude test that showed she liked helping people, a school counselor insisted nursing was a better fit. Why nursing and not medical school – or engineering, for that matter? And why should engineering be perceived as incompatible with wanting to help people, Furse wondered.

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Mar 09, 2015

Academic Medicine: The Heart and Soul of Health Care, Today and Tomorrow

There have been more medical advances since World War II than in all of history – achievements driven by basic research at academic medical centers, which must rise again to solve the problems vexing health care today.

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Feb 13, 2015

Business Strategist as Coach: Michael Porter on Building Health Care Champions

Animated, criss-crossing the auditorium and filling the room with praise, Michael Porter, Ph.D., seemed more like a coach pumping up his team before the big game, than a Harvard Business School professor delivering a lecture to a room of health care professionals and researchers.

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Dec 05, 2014

Fueling the "Maker Movement"

Academia is hierarchical, a space where faculty are judged by the size of their NIH grants and research portfolios. But entrepreneurs can have just as great an impact on patient care and the bottom line¿and who better to tinker and dream than students?

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