Tag Archives: Workshops & Events

WIHS: Zoom with Ophthalmologist-in-Chief Dr. Julie Haller

Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce our final speaker for the semester, Dr. Julie Haller! She’ll address her experience and background as a doctor as well as the impact of COVID-19 on her practice.

Dr. Haller has an impressive biography:

She is Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of Wills Eye Hospital (PA), where she holds the William Tasman, M.D. Endowed Chair. She serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, and Co-Director of the Wills Vision Research Center at Jefferson.

She received her A.B. from Princeton and attended Harvard Medical School, followed by an internship at Johns Hopkins and a fellowship in ocular pathology at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She completed residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a retina fellowship at Hopkins. She was appointed the first female Chief Resident at Wilmer in 1986.

She is also President of the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation and the mother of five children! This fall, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, which recognizes individuals who have “demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.” Dr. Haller was elected for “innovating translational advances against blindness on many fronts, including sustained drug delivery devices, ocular pharmacotherapy, retinal ‘chip’ implants, gene therapy, telemedicine, and combatting health care disparities,” according to the Academy.

To read more about her, check out her wikipedia page or the page from Wills Eye Hospital.

Event Details:

Tuesday, 4/28

8:00-8:45 PM EST

Zoom Info: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/91658263126

Any Middlebury College student is welcome to attend. Open to students of all genders, identities, and backgrounds.

As always, email us with questions!

Talia and Erica

Register for Middlebury’s first hackathon–no experience needed!

MiddHacks

April 25-26, 2020

Axinn Center at Starr Library

A hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which participants form teams and work together around a specific idea or problem; they start from scratch to come up with new solutions. The goal of a hackathon is to create functioning software or hardware by the end of the event. We are not using a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system (in the popularized sense of the word); instead, we are building a prototype for an idea and problem statement in an innovative way in a given time.

Participants will work in teams of 3-5 to design and innovate amazing technical projects in just 24 hours. The hackathon will have the help of excellent mentors from our distinguished sponsors and Middlebury College professors. There will be exciting workshops and tech talks to attend. You may register just to attend our workshops and other fun tech-related sessions. We’ll have free food, prizes, games, and more. Don’t have a team, or even an idea? Don’t worry! We’ll give you the tools to build something incredible.

If this would be your first hackathon, that’s perfect! It’s ours, too. MiddHacks hopes to attract participants at varying levels of technical expertise and with a wide range of interests. We welcome all–from the first-year student who has never taken a coding class before college but is interested in technology to the senior majoring in Computer Science who has all the technical building blocks.

Learn how Data Analytics is an essential part of Media, Advertising and Marketing on Friday, March 6!

Careers in Data Analytics for Liberal Arts – Panel Discussion – When it comes to data analytics, it is everywhere and used in a variety of industries and career roles. The panelists will talk about this growing variety, its appropriateness for many different majors, and how the liberal arts support careers in this space. Hear from a panel of Middlebury alumni with a variety of backgrounds who now have careers across a wide spectrum utilizing data analytics.

Date: Friday, March 6

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location: MBH 220

Click here to RSVP!

RSVP for Tufts University School of Medicine Admissions Talk on 3/6

Come meet Dr. David Neumeyer, Dean of Admissions at the Tufts University School of Medicine. You’ll learn firsthand what makes for a compelling medical school application and hear about Tufts’ unique Main Track MD Program. Pizza will be provided! Strongly encouraged for ALL students interested in medical school.

Get insight into a career in health care with Eileen Whalen of UVM Medical Center

Conversation with Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN

Monday, March 9th, 8:00-8:45pm MBH 430

Join Women in Health Sciences in a casual conversation with Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN. She recently retired as President & COO at the University of Vermont Medical (UVM) Center and worked in health care for 35 years. We’ll discuss her career path, leadership positions, and numerous accomplishments. Come with questions! This event is open to students of all genders and backgrounds.

Register for the 4th annual Summit for Women in STEM

Belong. Connect. Create. Pass it on.

Saturday, April 4, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where
Mars Center for Science & Technology
Fillmore Drive, Norton, MA, 02766

Wheaton’s Fourth Annual Summit for Women in STEM brings together a powerhouse network of industry leaders, researchers, and academics with undergraduate students who represent the next generation of innovators. At a time when women represent only 24% of professionals in all STEM fields, the Summit will open new worlds to aspiring young female scientists. By connected industry leaders with up-and-coming talent, the full-day meeting creates connections, forges new relationships, builds knowledge, and matches students with inspiring role models.

Undergraduate students are encouraged to give a talk. Registration is free and will remain open until full.

Can’t miss talk by CEO of Mass General Physicians Organization on March 2! Pre-Med students–put this on your calendar

“The US Health Care System: Problems and Potential Solutions” by Dr. Tim Ferris ’85, MD & CEO of Mass General Physicians Organization

Monday, March 2, 2020 MBH (BiHall) 216 4:30 PM

Dr. Timothy G. Ferris is chief executive officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Trained in internal medicine and pediatrics, Tim is a practicing primary care physician at Mass General. Prior positions include the senior vice president for population health at Partners HealthCare, medical director of the Mass General Physicians Organization, and vice president for quality for the MGH Department of Pediatrics. His clinical interests include caring for medically complex patients, and home visits to the elderly. Tim led the design and implementation of system-wide care delivery changes at Partners in response to novel risk-sharing contracts for Medicare, Commercial, and Medicaid populations. These programs were administered through the Center for Population Health which Tim founded through an industry partnership, touching over 1 million patients annually. The programs spanned the continuum of care, including over 5000 clinicians in primary care, specialty care, post-acute and home based services, and included novel IT based patient services, analytics, and incentives. 

Tim has played multiple roles at the national and international level, including chairing the steering committee of the National Quality Forum and participating on multiple committees at the National Academy of Medicine. He is currently a member of the Secretary of Health and Human Services independent advisory council on physician payment policy.  Tim serves on the board of England’s National Health Service (NHS Improvement). In addition to his past National Institutes of Health and foundation grants, Tim designed a six-year Medicare demonstration project that used focused investments in patient services for complex patients that resulted in lower mortality and costs. The program received national attention and became a model for similar programs in the United States and abroad.

Tim trained at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health and has co-authored more than 130 publications in the areas of health care quality measurement, risk adjustment, health disparities and health information technology.