HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE at TUCK

Events

Fall Term 2014 Guest Speaker, Robert Greene, MD, MHCDS, FACP, EVP & Chief Population Management Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

  • Date: 05 Nov
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Fall Term 2014 Guest Speaker, Ethan Arnold, Founding Partner and Managing Director, The Chartis Group

  • Date: 05 Nov
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Fall Term 2014 Guest Speaker, Joseph Zubretsky, Senior Executive VP, Aetna’s National Businesses, Aetna

  • Date: 08 Oct
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Fall Term 2014 Guest Speaker, Paul Mango, Director of the Pittsburgh Office, McKinsey&Company

  • Date: 24 Sep
  • Location: Shapiro
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Tuck School of Business Club Fair

  • Date: 10 Sep
  • Location:
  • Time: 3:00 PM

The Tuck School of Business invites the T'15 and T'16 students to the annual Club Fair.  HCI will be represented by the Co-Chairs of the Healthcare Club.

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker, Dr. Ross Jaffe, D’80, Co-Founder, Versant Ventures

  • Date: 15 May
  • Location: Shapiro
  • Time: 3:00 PM

Guest Speaker in Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Wayne Roe, Managing Director, InCube Ventures

  • Date: 13 May
  • Location: Shapiro
  • Time: 4:45 PM

Guest Speaker in Contemporary Issues in Biotechnology

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Professor Vijay Govindarajan presents “Leveraging India: Innovation and Leadership” May 8th Noon Public Talk

  • Date: 08 May
  • Location: General Motors Classroom
  • Time: 12:00 PM

During a lunchtime public talk on May 8th Professor Vijay Govindarajan presents “Leveraging India: Innovation and Leadership”.  He will share his experience in emerging markets, research and lessons in innovation in health care delivery and harnessing the power of business to solve social problems. Through these themes, Professor Govindarajan will make the case for India, highlight India as an innovation lab and discuss global leadership imperatives.

Sponsored by the South Asia Business Association, the Healthcare Initiative at Tuck, the Center for Global Business and Government and the Center for Business and Society.  A light lunch will be served.

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Dr. Amrit Ray, T’02, Chief Medical Officer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

  • Date: 07 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 PM

Guest Speaker in Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Cuong Viet Do, D’88, T’89, Perceptivus, LLC

  • Date: 01 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 PM

Mr. Do will also host a luncheon discussion titled,  "Autism:  Applying Management Practices to Lead a Non-profit to Tackle the Leading Childhood Epidemic of Our Time"

This discussion will cover both the challenges of the disease, but also how good management practices are needed to address the problem.  In fact, without good business/management practice, we have no chance of addressing these challenges.

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Kirsten Detrick, T’92, Vice President, Therapeutic Area Commercial Lead, General Medicine, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH

  • Date: 30 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 PM

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Elliott Fisher, M.D., Director, TDI; James W. Squires Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Co-Director, Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

  • Date: 17 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 PM

Guest Speaker in Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Robert G. Hansen, PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Tuck School of Business

  • Date: 16 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 PM

Guest Speaker in Structure, Organization and Economics of Health Care Industry

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker:  Diane Miller, Executive Director, Virginia Mason Institute

  • Date: 15 Apr
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 PM

Professor Rob Shumsky, Professor of Operations Management will serve as co-instructor with Prof Paul Gardent in this class.

Ms. Miller will serve as responder to the case discussion in Management of Health Care Organizations.

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Peter Solberg, MD, Medical Director, Information Systems, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

  • Date: 14 Apr
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 PM

Guest Speaker in Management of Health Care Organizations

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Scott Wallace, Visiting Professor of Family and Community Medicine, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

  • Date: 10 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 PM

Guest Speaker in Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker John Fernandez, President and CEO, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary

  • Date: 08 Apr
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 PM

Guest Speaker in Management of Health Care Organizations

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Glenn Wagner, Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall Consulting

  • Date: 07 Apr
  • Location: Alperin
  • Time: 1:15 PM

Guest Speaker in Management of Health Care Organizations

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Britt Technology Impact Series - Tech Triage: Health Care’s New Network

  • Date: 07 Apr
  • Location: Frantz II
  • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

This event is part of the Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies Britt Technology Impact Series and co-sponsored by the Healthcare Initiative at Tuck.  Tech Triage: Health Care's New Network will explore the collision of technology and health and focus on how the emergence of new technologies such as personal genetic testing, wearable health and fitness devices, automated health monitoring, decision support services, and Big Data analytics will change the face of medicine as we know it.  This panel discussion will explore how these technologies have potential to improve outcomes for patients and exactly how they will change medicine.  Event is free and open to the public.
 

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Julie McCashin, Vice President of Health Services Development, International SOS

  • Date: 03 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 PM

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Daniel Jantzen, Executive Vice President of Operations and COO, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

  • Date: 31 Mar
  • Location: Alperin
  • Time: 1:15 PM

Guest Speaker in Management of Health Care Organizations

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Spring Term 2014 Guest Speaker: John Fernandez, President and CEO, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Inc.

  • Date: 24 Mar
  • Location: Alperin
  • Time: 1:15 PM

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Dr. William McGivney, Former CEO and Chairman, National Comprehensive Cancer Network

  • Date: 04 Mar
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 pm

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Advisor at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Date: 03 Mar
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 pm

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Peter Spring, MBA, Principal, Bain Capital Private Equity, Health Care

  • Date: 26 Feb
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 pm

Guest Speaker in Investing and Deal Making in Healthcare: Practitioners' Perspective

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Diane Daych, T’85, Partner, Apple Tree Partners

  • Date: 25 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 pm

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Palumbo, Director, International Pediatric HIV Program, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Date: 24 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 pm

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Evan Rachlin, MD, MBA, Principal, Bain Capital Ventures

  • Date: 19 Feb
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 4:15 pm

Guest Speaker in Investing and Deal Making in Healthcare: Practitioners' Perspective
 

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Jeff Woods, T’05, Partner, Head of the Healthcare Practice, Parthenon Group

  • Date: 19 Feb
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 4:15 pm

Guest Speaker in Investing and Deal Making in Healthcare: Practitioners' Perspective

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Andrey Levin, T’12, Senior Operations Manager, athenahealth, Inc.

  • Date: 18 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 pm

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Joseph Kohls, MBA, Head of Global Healthcare Group, BofA Merrill Lynch

  • Date: 12 Feb
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 pm

Guest Speaker in Investing and Deal Making in Healthcare: Practitioners' Perspective

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Marc Schegerin, MD, MBA T’07, Senior Director, Program Executive, Sage Therapeutics

  • Date: 11 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 pm

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Carolyn Ball, T’05, Supply Chain Director, Genzyme Corp.

  • Date: 11 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 pm

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Aaron Kaplan, MD, Director, Device Development; Director & Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

  • Date: 04 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 pm

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Chris Hunter, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Humana, Inc.

  • Date: 03 Feb
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Dr. Steven Altschuler, CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Date: 30 Jan
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Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., is the chief executive officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest hospital dedicated to the care of sick children. Children’s Hospital’s Board of Trustees elected him to his position in April 2000, after an intensive international search. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Physician-in-Chief and the first holder of the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Altschuler took the reins of the now 516-bed hospital, at the initiation of the greatest period of growth in the institution’s 158-year history.

As a clinician, scientific investigator and administrator, Dr. Altschuler came to his present position with broad academic health system experience. During his more than two decades at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Altschuler served as a physician-investigator, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and the Hospital’s Physician-in-Chief. In these roles, he led the development of new care delivery models, academic and research support mechanisms, and improved physician-hospital administration relationships that fostered growth and enhanced the prominence of the Hospital’s clinical, research and educational programs.

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Anne M. Sullivan, Vice President, Corporate Development, Sunovian Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Date: 27 Jan
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 PM

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Robert Greene, National Vice President for Clinical Analytics, UnitedHealthcare

  • Date: 27 Jan
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

Guest Speaker in Innovation and Health Care Information

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Ms. Lorrie Warner, Managing Director, Health Care Group & Co-Head, Strategic Advisory Practice at Citigroup Visits the Tuck School of Business

  • Date: 23 Jan
  • Location: GM Classroom
  • Time: 12:00 pm

In addition to visiting with Tuck MBA students, MHCDS students and faculty, Ms. Warner presented a public talk titled, "On the Front Lines of Transformation: New Paradigms for Value-Based Healthcare"
 

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speakers: Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., Co-Founder and CEO, and James McElhiney, CTO, Iora Health

  • Date: 21 Jan
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Dr. Ken Kaitin, Director, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Date: 14 Jan
  • Location: Borelli Classroom
  • Time: 1:15 PM

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Winter Term 2014 Guest Speaker: Wendy White, Founder and President, Siren Interactive

  • Date: 13 Jan
  • Location: Alperin
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Thomas Pogge, PhD, discusses The Health Impact Fund proposal and Millennium Development Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

  • Date: 14 Nov
  • Location: Conway Conference Room
  • Time: 12:00 PM

THOMAS POGGE, PhD is the Director of the Global Justice Program and the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. He received a PhD in philosophy from Harvard in 1983 and has taught philosophy, political science, and ethics at universities around the world. He currently heads a team effort towards developing a plan that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide and toward developing better indices of poverty and gender equity.

The Health Impact Fund (HIF) is devoted to advancing market-based solutions to global health challenges. It proposes a new way of paying for pharmaceutical innovation by incentivizing the development and delivery of new medicines through pay-for-performance mechanisms. By registering with the HIF, pharmaceutical firms agree to provide medicines at cost anywhere they are needed. In exchange for foregoing the normal profits from drug sales, firms would be rewarded based on the assessment of the actual global health impact of the drug.

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Dr. Gregg Meyer Visits with Tuck-Geisel MD-MBA Students

  • Date: 06 Nov
  • Location: Conway Conference Room, Tuck School of Business
  • Time: 5:15 PM

Gregg Meyer, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine and TDI; Chief Clinical Officer and EVP for Population Health, Dartmouth-Hitchcock; Paul B. Batalden Chair in Healthcare Leadership Improvement, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, will host a fireside chat- dinner with MD-MBA students on Wednesday, November 6th.

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Ethan Arnold, Founding Partner and Managing Director, The Chartis Group

  • Date: 06 Nov
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Don M. Wilson III, T’73, Retired Chief Risk Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Visits Geisel/Tuck MD-MBA Students

  • Date: 01 Nov
  • Location: Conway Conference Room
  • Time: 12:30 PM

Don M. Wilson III retired in December 2006 as Chief Risk Officer for JPMorgan Chase & Co. with responsibility for credit, equity, market, and operational risk globally. Mr. Wilson was the firm’s first Chief Risk Officer, and he served on the Bank’s Executive Committee and Operating Committee.
 

Mr. Wilson joined Chemical Bank in 1973 as an associate in the management training program in domestic corporate banking. He was promoted to vice president in 1979 after several corporate lending assignments in the Fortune 500 market in the northeastern U.S. Mr. Wilson was secretary for the bank’s Asset & Liability Management Committee from 1980 to 1982. From 1982 to 1985 he was the bank’s regional manager in San Francisco for corporate banking in the western United States.


Between 1985 and 1987, Mr. Wilson was based in Tokyo, where he was responsible for the bank’s activities in Japan and East Asia. From 1988 to 1991 Mr. Wilson was Chemical’s general manager for London and regional manager for Europe and the Middle East, with responsibility for the bank’s activities in those markets. Thereafter, until the Chase-Morgan merger, Mr. Wilson was based in New York and headed the Global Trading Division at Chemical, and subsequently at Chase.
Mr. Wilson graduated cum laude with an A.B. from Harvard University in 1970 and earned his M.B.A. degree from Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1973. He is a Vice Chairman of the Harvard College Fund; an Overseer at Tuck School and Chairman of Tuck Annual Giving; a Director of Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.; and a member of the Museum & Archives Committee of the United States Golf Association; Trustee, Brick Presbyterian Church and Director, Bank of Montreal.

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Peter Dolan, T’80, Founder and Chairman, ChildObseity180

  • Date: 30 Oct
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Greg Siren, M.D., Medical Director, and Judy Pryce, Chief Administrative Officer, CHANGEpain and The myo Clinic

  • Date: 28 Oct
  • Location: Alperin Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 PM

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Cuong V. Do T’89 EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Merck Millipore

  • Date: 24 Oct
  • Location: Borelli Classroom, Raether Hall, Tuck School of Business
  • Time: 12:00 pm

Cuong Do serves as Merck's Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. He is responsible for both developing and executing enterprise-wide strategy and further building connections between the current and future business plans of Merck's franchises, divisions, and functions.  The Strategy Office is also responsible for Merck’s Global Health Innovation, which invests in companies to explore future growth opportunities for Merck, as well as Regulatory Integration activities.

Prior to joining Merck, Cuong served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development at TE Connectivity, one of the world’s largest providers of products and solutions that connect and protect the flow of power and data in virtually every industry. Cuong led the ongoing evolution of TE Connectivity’s strategy and worked closely with the company’s businesses to ensure their development initiatives are aligned with the overall company vision. He also was responsible for TE Connectivity’s mergers and acquisitions efforts.

Prior to joining TE Connectivity, Mr. Do was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Lenovo, a global leader in personal computers. He previously was a Director (senior partner) with McKinsey and Company where he helped to build the company’s healthcare, high tech and corporate finance practices.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, U.S. and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.  He founded Profectum Foundation as a non-profit working to train clinicians and parents on working with autistic children. He currently or previously served on the boards of Celebrate the Children (school for children with special needs), Caring for Cambodia (non-profit working to establish the model schools for Cambodia); the National Youth Science Foundation, and the Tuck MBA Advisory Board.
 

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Joseph Zubretsky, Senior Executive Vice President, Aetna’s National Businesses

  • Date: 23 Oct
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Richard M. Levy, PhD Discusses The Future of Healthcare in the U.S.

  • Date: 23 Oct
  • Location: Uhrig Conference Room, Raether Hall, Tuck School of Business
  • Time: 12:00 PM

Dr. Levy was CEO of Varian Medical Systems, a $2.5B leading provider of cancer therapy systems, stereotactic radiosurgery products and x-ray tubes headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, from 1999-2006. He has served as Chairman of the Varian Medical Systems Board of Directors since 2002. Dr. Levy holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a doctorate in nuclear chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Wiley W. Souba, MD, ScD, MBA Visits Tuck-Geisel MD-MBA Students

  • Date: 15 Oct
  • Location: Conway Conference Room, Tuck School of Business
  • Time: 5:00 PM

Wiley "Chip" W. Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Professor, Department of Surgery hosted a fireside chat-dinner for students enrolled in the MD-MBA program on October 15, 2013.

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Raymond Zastrow, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative

  • Date: 09 Oct
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Todd B. Sisitsky, MBA(D’93) Fall Term Uhrig Healthcare Initiative Guest Speaker

  • Date: 03 Oct
  • Location: Frantz II classroom, Raether Hall, Tuck School of Business
  • Time: 12:00 pm

Mr. Sisitsky is a highly regarded leader, recently closing several large deals, including the $5.2 billion privatization of IMS Health and the $1.9 billion acquisition of Par Pharmaceutical.  For a bio, please see http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/dean/boo/sisitsky.shtm)

He also met with students for office hours and held a roundtable with faculty from Tuck, Thayer School of Engineering, the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Tuck Uhrig Healthcare Initiative Speaker Series was made possible by John and Jennifer Uhrig, both members of the Tuck Class of 1987, and brings distinguished guest speakers to Tuck to discuss critical issues related to business and healthcare.

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Teisberg, Ph.D., Professor, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science

  • Date: 02 Oct
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Dr. Norman C. Payson, MED’73 Visits Tuck-Geisel MD-MBA Students

  • Date: 01 Oct
  • Location: Conway Conference Room
  • Time: 5:00 PM

Dr. Norman Payson, Former CEO and Board Chair of multiple healthcare organizations including Apria Healthcare Group, Concentra, Oxford Health Plans & Healthsource, hosted a fireside chat - dinner with MD-MBA students on October 1, 2013.

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Elliott Fisher, M.D., Director, TDI; James W. Squires Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Co-Director, Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

  • Date: 25 Sep
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Jack Wennberg, M.D., Founder and Director Emeritus and Peggy Y. Thompson Professor Emeritus, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

  • Date: 25 Sep
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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Fall Term 2013 Guest Speaker: Paul Mango, Director of the Pittsburgh Office, McKinsey & Company

  • Date: 18 Sep
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 4:45 PM

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First Day of Classes for Second Year Students

  • Date: 09 Sep
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.

Monday, September 9, 2013 is the first day of classes for members of the Tuck Class of 2014.

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First Day of Classes for First-Year Students

  • Date: 02 Sep
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.

Monday, September 2, 2013 is the first day of classes for members of the Tuck Class of 2015.

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Tuck Class of 2015 Orientation Program

  • Date: 30 Aug
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Orientation Program for the class of 2015 is an essential introduction to the people, opportunities, and services that will make your two years at Tuck an outstanding experience. Through lectures, interactive sessions, experiential learning, and social events, we will provide an introduction to your two years at Tuck that will be both informative and inspirational. The program changes every year and is managed by the MBA Program Office.

Orientation is the first time your class will be together on campus, and you’ll find the experience provides the platform for a lifelong network of colleagues and friends. Although the week is designed for you to get to know your full class, as many of the activities are programmed according to your fall-term section and small-group assignments.

The week will include sessions focusing on how to work in your fall study group; what to expect from faculty and the core classes; and the Tuck Codes of Conduct–the Honor Principle and the Social Code. You will refine your résumé with your peers and associates from the Career Development Office, gain a better understanding of the job search process, and learn more about the various industries related to your career search. The Center for Business and Society will organize a day of service in the Upper Valley working in small groups. This opportunity will give you the chance to meet more classmates as well as make a difference in your new community. There will also be time to socialize with your classmates during free breaks as well as the small-group dinners the MBA Program Office will coordinate.

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Dartmouth College Commencement

  • Date: 09 Jun
  • Location: Dartmouth College Green
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.

A Dartmouth ceremony for all undergraduate and graduate schools during which students receive their diplomas. The academic procession begins at 9:30 A.M., rain or shine, and the ceremony lasts about three hours. For those guests wishing to avoid heat, sun, or rain; closed circuit television viewing will be provided in several indoor locations. Admission is free and you do not need tickets for admission.

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Tuck Investiture Ceremony

  • Date: 08 Jun
  • Location: Tuck Circle (Leede Arena - Rain)
  • Time: 2:30 p.m.

This is a ceremony for graduating Tuck students and their guests during which awards are presented and master hoods are conferred. The ceremony will take place from 2:30-4:30 P.M. in the Tuck Circle with a reception to follow in Byrne Courtyard. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be Leede Arena. Admission is free, and there will be plenty of room for all guests.

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First Year Project Presentations

  • Date: 31 May
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The First-Year Project course (FYP) is an educational experience in which teams of five Tuck students apply classroom learning to complex, real-world business challenges for clients. Under the guidance of an experienced faculty advisor, student teams learn practical consulting skills while their clients—ranging from early-stage startups to nonprofits to global industry leaders—benefit from the student’s experience and study at the leading edge of business education.

The FYP course has three objectives:

To learn project management skills
To apply the academic knowledge acquired in the first year to a real business problem
To tailor the curriculum to the needs and interest of each student

The ability to deliver insightful recommendations on challenging business problems in a short period of time is a vital skill for anyone in business. The FYP is an ideal time to learn these project management skills, since the projects are done for real clients over a short period of time. Faculty Advisors work with the FYP teams to help them learn specific project management skills such as defining the key question, developing an issue tree, work planning, and storyboarding.

The FYP also helps students to apply to the real world the classroom knowledge they have acquired over the preceding seven months at Tuck. Most projects draw on one or two courses heavily, and all of them draw on
the general business knowledge students pick up in their first year. Among the core courses that are most heavily used are Marketing, Managerial Communications, Strategy, and Micro Economics.

Finally, the FYP provides many students with an opportunity to tailor the curriculum to their own interests and career goals. For example, many teams develop business plans for products or services students intend to develop into a business after graduating. Other students pursue interests in real estate, sustainable business, healthcare, or other fields by creating a project in that area. Some projects lead directly to summer internships or permanent jobs.

For more information, please visit: http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/required-curriculum/first-year-project

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Final Day of Spring Term Classes

  • Date: 24 May
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 is the final day of courses for the spring term.

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Class Visitor: Neil Castaldo, Senior Advisor - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Date: 22 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Neil Castaldo is the Senior Advisor for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. He will speak on the topic of legal issues in health care leadership.

Neil Castaldo is Senior Advisor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Prior to joining Dartmouth as General Counsel in 2009, he provided legal representation to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for many years as a Partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in Concord, New Hampshire.
Mr. Castaldo has been cited in The Best Lawyers in America and Woodward and White as a leading lawyer in the fields of Corporate Law and Health Care Law. His interests in health care and education have led him to serve as Chairman of the Boards of The Friends Program, Central New Hampshire Community Mental Health Center, New England College and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Mr. Castaldo received his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University in 1970, where he was Case Note Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations and the American Health Lawyers Association.

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Class Visitor: Dr. Ross Jaffe (D’80), Co-Founder and Managing Director - Versant Ventures

  • Date: 16 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Ross Jaffe specializes in early-stage investing in medical devices at Versant Ventures, a leading healthcare-focused venture capital firm. Ross co-founded Versant Ventures in 1999 after spending nine years at Brentwood Venture Capital where, as a general partner, he led investments in medical devices, drug delivery, and healthcare information systems companies.

Ross is trained as an internal medicine physician, having attended medical school at Johns Hopkins and completing his residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, where he remained a part-time physician until 1995. He also holds an MBA from Stanford.

During his more than twenty-two years in venture capital, Ross has served on the boards of a number of successful life science companies, including Acclarent, St Francis Medical Technologies, Ablation Frontiers, Insulet, Therasense, and Novacept.  He currently serves on the boards of Alter-G, Cerephex, Intersection Medical, Minerva Surgical, Portaero, and Sympara. Ross has been recognized as a leading healthcare venture capitalist, including being the highest ranked medical device investor on Forbes Magazines’ “Midas List” of the top 100 venture capitalists in both 2011 and 2012.

Active in the healthcare venture capital community, Ross is a Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) as well as a member of the NVCA Medical Industry Group and the NVCA Medical Innovation and Competitiveness Coalition (MedIC). He chairs the Board of the Children’s Health Council (Palo Alto, CA), and serves on the Board of Overseers of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Board of Advisors of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.

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Class Visitor: Nancy Morden, MD/MPH - Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

  • Date: 15 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom, Tuck School
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Nancy Morden is a family physician, pharmacoepidemiologist and associate professor in the Department of Community & Family Medicine and in The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Dr. Mordent will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent’s and Mike Zubkoff’s Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Dr. Morden will speak on the topic of “Legal & Ethical Issues in Supplier/Provider Relations.”

Dr. Morden received her Medical Degree at Harvard Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota. At the Dartmouth Institute she has developed and leads a prescription drug research team focused on the in study of population level drug use. Here principal datasets include Medicare Part D prescription drug claims and an all-payer pediatric dataset for New England. Her research focuses specifically on the impact of prescription benefits design on prescription use, on health effects associated with specific medication classes and on claims-based measures of prescribing quality. As a member of the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare team, she leads efforts to study variations in end of life health care intensity among patients dying with advanced cancer and is collaborating in the development of an Atlas on prescription drug use intensity.

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Growing Waistlines, Growing Profits: Who Should Be Looking Out for America’s Health in a World of Processed Food?

  • Date: 15 May
  • Location: Cook Auditorium, Tuck School
  • Time: 4:30 p.m.

Growing Waistlines, Growing Profits
Who Should Be Looking Out for America’s Health in a World of Processed Food?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Cook Auditorium, Tuck School of Business
4:30pm – 6:00pm: Screening of Hungry for Change
6:00pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
Opening remarks by Dean Paul Danos,
Moderated by Professor Paul A. Argenti

Should consumers and regulators tolerate corporations that grow profits by growing Americans’ waistlines? Michael Moss’s highly-publicized book, Salt, Sugar, Fat, among others, has reignited public debate about how large food companies may be contributing to the general decline in health of the U.S. population, including the obesity epidemic. It may sound like science fiction, but menu items such as the 3,000 calorie “Bloomin’ Onion” have been engineered by food scientists to perfectly hit the bliss point of consumer’s taste buds and trigger an unstoppable desire to consume. Due to the overabundance of dietary choices available in the marketplace, critics allege that food companies can only increase sales by encouraging consumers to eat larger and more frequent meals. Industry supporters contend that they are helping busy people more conveniently feed themselves and their families, and that they are working to increase the nutritional content of their food. providing busy consumers with convenient and affordable food options while balancing the tradeoff of nutritional content and taste.

Are the arguments against food companies even true or fair? Also, how can business leaders in any industry balance their responsibility to multiple stakeholders—shareholder, consumers, and regulators—with competing and contradictory interests? This panel discussion will provide a reality check. Panelists will include:

Paul A. Argenti
Professor of Corporate Communication at The Tuck School Of Business
Panel Moderator

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP
Founding Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center

Christopher Koller
Health Insurance Commissioner, State of Rhode Island

Richard Starmann
Former Head of Corporate Communication at McDonald’s

Lisa Sutherland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Nutrition Scientist with the Hood Center for Families and Children at Dartmouth Medical School
Former Vice President of Nutrition at Kellogg Company

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Class Visitor: Wayne Roe - Managing Director, InCube Ventures

  • Date: 14 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom, Tuck School
  • Time: 4:45 p.m.

Wayne pioneered the field of new product reimbursement planning and is widely recognized as America's foremost expert on third party payment and pharmacoeconomic strategy for new drugs, biologics and personalized medical therapies products.

Wayne was the founding officer and chairman of Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services, Inc. from 1988 through 1999. Prior to that, he served as vice president for Economic and Health Policy for the Health Industry Manufacturers Association. He has been an advisor on health policy and medical innovation to the U.S. Congress, the Medicare Program and the Blue Cross Association. Wayne played a major role in developing and executing successful commercialization and reimbursement strategies for EPO, GCSF, Alfa Interferon, Ceredase, Enbrel, MRI imaging, laparoscopic surgical procedures, and scores of other blockbuster life sciences innovations.

Wayne has served on Boards of more than a dozen innovative life sciences companies over the last 20 years. He currently sits on the Boards of Directors of ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Celera Genomics, Hemaquest Inc., Fe2, Intrapace and Spinal Modulation. He is a strategic advisor to the Maryland Life Sciences Incubator, and serves on the executive committee of the Maryland Angels Investment Fund.

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Ashifi Gogo, TH’10; Founder and CEO of Sproxil, to Speak at Dartmouth

  • Date: 10 May
  • Location: Thayer School of Engineering - Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall
  • Time: 3:30 p.m.

Abstract: With over $600 billion in counterfeit goods sold annually per World Customs Organization estimates, significant efforts have been made to invent technologies that help differentiate between genuine and fake items. However, cunning and well-resourced counterfeiters have gained a reputation of ingeniously cracking and bypassing complex technologies through various technical and psychological means.

The speaker will examine a variety of attack vectors counterfeiters have devised to defeat anti-counterfeiting solutions implemented on multiple continents, including new unsuccessful attempts to beat Sproxil’s Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA™) solution.

Ashifi Gogo founded Sproxil® in 2009 and currently serves as the company's Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Sproxil developed its award-winning Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPATM) technology that has been used on over 100 million products by more than 2 million consumers to verify the authenticity of their medication. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton described Sproxil as “a genuinely remarkable achievement... (it's) empowering...putting people in charge of their own healthcare.” Ashifi's work has been recognized through a variety of awards and fellowships. Most recently, Sproxil was named the world’s most innovative company in health care by Fast Company, and #7 most innovative worldwide, beating 99 of the Fortune 100 companies.

Ashifi was also inducted into the 40 Under 40 Class of 2012 by the Boston Business Journal. He received a Clinton Foundation Global Initiative Outstanding Commitment Award, led Sproxil to win a grant from the United States Agency for International Development and attract venture funding from Acumen Fund in New York.

Ashifi is Six Sigma Black Belt certified in Good Manufacturing Practice and Continuous Process Improvement. Ashifi holds one US Patent and is also a named inventor on multiple published US and foreign patent applications, winning a Patents for Humanity award for its significant positive humanitarian impact. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Whitman College. He is Dartmouth's first ever Ph.D. Innovation Fellow.

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Class Visitor: H. Gilbert Welch, M.D. - Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine - The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

  • Date: 08 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Gil Welch is a Professor of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Mr. Do will speak on the topic of "Overuse."

Dr. Welch is a general internist whose research focuses on the problems created by medicine's efforts to detect disease early: physicians test too often, treat too aggressively and tell too many people that they are sick. Most of his work has focused on overdiagnosis in cancer screening: in particular, screening for melanoma, cervical, breast and prostate cancer. He is the author of the books, Should I be Tested for Cancer? Maybe Not and Here's Why (UC Press 2004) and more recently, Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health (Beacon Press 2011).

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Class Visitor: Scott Wallace, First President and CEO of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology

  • Date: 02 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Scott Wallace was the first President and CEO of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology and is currently a Visiting Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Mr. Do will speak on the topic of "Health IT."

Scott Wallace is a Visiting Professor of Family and Community Medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is also a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Batten Institute and serves as on the faculty for the Harvard Business School’s executive education program on Health Care Strategy.

Scott’s research focuses on employee health as a business strategy and on redefining chronic disease care. Scott works in the U.S., Europe and South America with employers, health care providers, governments and others developing new health benefit and health care models to improve health, stop the progression of chronic diseases and effectively treat chronic medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease, hemophilia and organ transplant.

Prior to his affiliations with Dartmouth and the University of Virginia, Scott was the first president and CEO of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology. During his tenure at the Alliance from 2003 until 2008, the organization broke new ground in ensuring that health care IT issues were addressed thoughtfully and fairly, with solutions built around the consensus positions that the Alliance helped the field to reach.  In addition, while at the Alliance, Scott co-founded CCHIT, the leading health care IT certification body.

In October of 2004, President George W. Bush appointed Scott as the chairman of the Commission on Systemic Interoperability, an eleven person federal commission created to develop a national health care IT strategic plan.

Scott led several technology-based companies and a business development consulting firm.  He served as president and CEO of Eichrom Industries, an advanced materials and specialty chemical company that earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s 1996 list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America; and co-founder of a venture capital fund. He started his career practicing corporate and transactional law at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.

Scott earned a juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, a master’s degree with honors in business administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University.

Scott served four years as a member of the board of directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, where he chaired the board’s audit committee. He has been named repeatedly to Modern Healthcare magazine’s listing of “The 100 Most Powerful People in Health Care”.

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Class Visitor: Cuong Viet Do (D’88, T’89), Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Merck, Inc.

  • Date: 01 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Cuong Viet Do (D'88, T'89) is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Merck, Inc.. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Mr. Do will speak on the topic of "The Changing Global Market for Health Care."

Cuong Do serves as Merck's Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.  He is responsible for both developing and executing enterprise-wide strategy and further building connections between the current and future business plans of Merck's franchises, divisions, and functions.

The Strategy Office is also responsible for Merck’s Global Health Innovation, which invests in companies to explore future growth opportunities for Merck, as well as Regulatory Integration activities.

Prior to joining Merck, Cuong served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development at TE Connectivity, one of the world’s largest providers of products and solutions that connect and protect the flow of power and data in virtually every industry.  Cuong led the ongoing evolution of TE Connectivity’s strategy and worked closely with the company’s businesses to ensure their development initiatives are aligned with the overall company vision. He also was responsible for TE Connectivity’s mergers and acquisitions efforts.

Prior to joining TE Connectivity, Mr. Do was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Lenovo, a global leader in personal computers. He previously was a Director (senior partner) with McKinsey and Company where he helped to build the company’s healthcare, high tech and corporate finance practices.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, U.S. and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, New Hampshire, U.S. He founded Profectum Foundation as a non-profit working to train clinicians and parents on working with autistic children.  He currently or previously served on the boards of Celebrate the Children (school for children with special needs), Caring for Cambodia (non-profit working to establish the model schools for Cambodia); the National Youth Science Foundation, and the Tuck MBA Advisory Board.

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Class Visitor: Seth Brooks, P.h.D. - Associate Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine and Research Biologist, Department of Veteran Affairs, White River Junction, VT

  • Date: 30 Apr
  • Location: Alperin Conference Room, Tuck School
  • Time: 4:45 p.m.

Dr. Seth Brooks is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He serves as a Research Biologist at the Department of Veteran Affairs in White River Junction, Vermont. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Steve Gillis', Professor Don Conway's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Contemporary Issues in Biotechnology spring elective course. Dr. Brooks will speak on the topic of "Government - Keeping the Lid on Biotechnology Development."

Dr. Brooks received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in Integrated Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

The primary focus of Dr. Brooks’ lab is the study of posttranscriptual regulation of TNFa. TNFa is a central mediator of inflammation and is critical to the control of infection and activation of immune response.  TNFa overexpression contributes to a number of disease states, including rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, and the cachexia associated with AIDS and malignancy. 

At the molecular level, TNFa biosynthesis is largely regulated at the levels of mRNA stability and translation, each of which is orders of magnitude more important than regulation of gene transcription.  The importance of TNFa posttranscriptual regulation is disease was demonstrated with the generation of mice containing a germ line deletion of the TNFa 3’UTR ARE.  Macrophages and T cells from these mice produced 3 to 10 fold more TNFa protein than their wild-type counterparts.  This effect was mediated solely through increased TNFa mRNA stability and translation.  In addition to insights into the regulation of TNF-a biosynthesis, the relevance of these mice was apparent by the spontaneous development of disease pathology indistinguishable from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and cachexia. 

Dr. Brooks is currently studying several proteins involved in TNFa posttranscriptual regulation.  He has also initiated studies to characterize the inflammatory response to blast wave mediated traumatic brain injury and to investigate if TNFa product is an effective therapeutic intervention to treat blast wave induced traumatic brain injury.

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Dr. Troyen Brennan, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer CVS Caremark Corporation - Spring Term Uhrig Healthcare Initiative Speaker

  • Date: 26 Apr
  • Location: Borelli Classroom - Tuck School of Business
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Troyen Brennan will serve as Tuck's Spring Term Uhrig Healthcare Initiative Speaker. Dr. Brennan is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer CVS Caremark Corporation. In his role at Caremark, he is responsible for the company’s Minute Clinics, Accordant Health Care, clinical and medical affairs and health care strategy.

Dr. Brennan is a highly regarded national health care expert who has hands on experience with all aspects of the health care delivery system including, as a practicing physician, hospital administrator and leader at a top health care insurer company.

He will host a noontime talk on Friday, April 26 in Borelli Classroom at Tuck, "Innovation in a Changing Health Care Market: View from Pharmacy."

The Tuck Uhrig Healthcare Initiative Speaker Series was made possible by John and Jennifer Uhrig, both members of the Tuck Class of 1987.

Biography:

Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H, is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation. Dr. Brennan is responsible for the company's MinuteClinic, Accordant Health Care, clinical and medical affairs, and health care strategy.

Prior to joining CVS Caremark Corporation, Dr. Brennan was Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Inc. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Brennan served as President and CEO of Brigham and Women's Physician's Organization in Boston MA. In his academic work, he was Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Law and Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Brennan has his MD and MPH from Yale Medical School, a JD from Yale Law School and a Masters Degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Class Visitor: Suzie Rubin, Former Marketing Manager, Nonmalginant Pain - Medtronic

  • Date: 25 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom, Tuck School
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Suzie Rubin is the Former Marketing Manager, Nonmalignant Pain, Medtronic. She will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Ms. Rubin will speak on the topic of Medical Devices.

Suzie Rubin is a medical device industry veteran who has spent years working with MBA students interested in healthcare. Suzie spent five years in product management and marketing at Medtronic, launching new implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and managing market development efforts for the use of intrathecal morphine for chronic pain. Prior to Medtronic, she earned an MBA at Kellogg and completed an internship at Genentech. After earning a degree in zoology from Duke University, Suzie started her career as a research analyst for the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment.

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Class Visitor: Kirsten Detrick, T’92 - Executive Director of Global Marketing & Commercial Development, Amgen, Inc.

  • Date: 18 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom, Tuck School
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Kirsten Detrick, T'92  is the Executive Director of Global Marketing & Commercial Development at Amgen, Inc. She will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Ms. Detrick will speak on the topic of "Biotechnology: Bringing Tomorrow's Science to Today's Health Care Challenges."

Kirsten Detrick is an Executive Director of Global Marketing and Commercial Development at Amgen Inc., a leading human therapeutics company in Southern California. In this role, Kirsten is currently building commercialization strategies for Japan and emerging markets, for a molecule in Amgen’s phase 1 pipeline that is being investigated for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. She is also leading a team that is analyzing commercial opportunities in Japan for a range of additional molecules in Amgen’s mid- to late-stage pipeline, across a wide range of therapeutic areas including oncology, diabetes, schizophrenia, inflammation and bone.

Most recently, Kirsten was Brand Lead for Prolia® (denosumab), a first-in-class human monoclonal antibody for postmenopausal osteoporosis. One of the first biologics to be targeted at primary care physicians, the product launched in June 2010 and is forecasted to achieve >$1 billion in peak global sales potential (Wall Street estimate).

Kirsten joined Amgen in 2004 as Senior Director of Enbrel® Rheumatology Sales and Marketing, leading a team of over 100 Amgen sales and marketing professionals in a joint venture/co-promote structure with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. In addition to this role, Kirsten led dermatology (psoriasis) marketing for Enbrel® and also partnered with regulatory and clinical development colleagues to generate additional data and indications for the therapeutic.

Prior to joining Amgen, Kirsten was with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). From 2002-2004, she supervised the Plavix® US primary care marketing team, in a joint venture with Sanofi-Synthelabo. Today, Plavix is the 2nd best-selling drug in any category, worldwide. Kirsten developed US commercialization plans for a BMS first-in-class anti-hypertensive drug (Vanlev™) from 1999-2002, and from 1997-1999, Kirsten developed and institutionalized a global Marketing Analysis and Planning (MAP) process for BMS. Authoring a 40+ page proprietary guidebook on the process, Kirsten and her team developed and delivered a series of weeklong instructional courses for approximately 1,000 cross-functional BMS executives worldwide. Kirsten began her career at BMS in 1991 with the Worldwide Consumer Medicines Division, working on OTC drugs including Excedrin®, Bufferin®, and Nuprin®. 

From 1987 to 1990, Kirsten was a management consultant with APM Incorporated in New York City, where she analyzed, designed and executed strategic and operational improvements for US hospitals and medical centers. In 1990, Kirsten was a Legislative Fellow for US Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell in Washington, DC, where she analyzed healthcare cost-containment options for a Senate sub-committee and developed Medicare and Medicaid legislative proposals. 

Kirsten earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in chemistry from Middlebury College and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Kirsten is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), and was a recipient of an “HBA Rising Star” award in 2000.

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Class Visitor: Dr. Amrit Ray, T’02 - Chief Medical Officer, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

  • Date: 17 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom, Tuck School
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Amrit Ray, T'02, is the Chief Medical Officer, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson . He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Dr. Ray will speak on the topic of "The Pharmaceutical Industry: Challenges and Opportunities."

Amrit Ray, MD, MBA, FCMI, serves as Chief Medical Officer for Johnson & Johnson's Pharmaceutical division, Janssen. In this capacity, Dr. Ray has primary responsibilities for ensuring the safe, effective and appropriate use of Johnson & Johnson’s 1,000+ pharmaceutical products globally, and for supporting an innovative research pipeline of new medical solutions in areas of unmet patient need.

Dr. Ray’s first priority is serving patients. He is Chair of the Global Safety Council, the organization’s most senior governance body for product safety matters with oversight for identifying, evaluating and managing medical risk for drugs, biologics, vaccines and other categories of medicines, across all disease areas from first human exposure through clinical trials and market activity. Dr. Ray leads the Global Medical Organization, including departments for medical safety, development and medical affairs for established products, and centers of special expertise, such as for Pediatric Drug Development. He served as Chief Safety Officer since 2009, and was subsequently appointed as Chief Medical Officer in 2012.

Dr. Ray is as an experienced physician with a US, EU and Asia background in medical leadership across multiple areas of pharmaceutical research. Prior to joining J&J, he served in positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer, Inc and at Bristol‐Myers Squibb. His experience includes directing the Phase 3‐4 development, launch and commercialization of several new medicines, overseeing departments for medical affairs, safety and epidemiology, and co‐leading Pfizer’s acquisition/integration of Pharmacia. At both Pfizer and BMS, Dr. Ray was awarded distinctions for driving the development of medicines in Immunology, Cardiovascular and Women’s Health.

Dr. Ray earned B.Sc. (with Honors) in Immunology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Edinburgh University Medical School, Scotland. He obtained bench research experience with antibodies at Sir Joseph Lister Laboratories, and clinical medicine training at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He began his career serving as a hospital physician delivering patient care in the UK National Health Service, and initiated his clinical research experience in obesity at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ray also earned an M.B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, USA and is a former McKinsey management consultant with business experience in valuation, corporate finance and M&A.

Dr. Ray has authored numerous scientific papers and been invited to advise the World Health Organization, US Agency for International Development, UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, China’s State Food and Drug Administration and a number of international expert forums on how medicines can create value and have a positive impact in the lives of patients.

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Class Visitor: John Fernandez - President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

  • Date: 16 Apr
  • Location: Alperin Classroom, Murdough
  • Time: 1:15 p.m.

John Fernandez is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and of its parent company, Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's Management of Health Care Organizations spring term mini-elective course. Mr. Fernandez will speak on the topic of leading a complex health care organization.

Biography:

John Fernandez was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and of its parent company, Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc., on January 1, 2007.

Since he took the helm at the Mass. Eye and Ear, John has been focusing the leadership on a new phase of efforts to ensure and enhance its reputation as one of the finest specialty hospitals in the world. During his tenure Mass. Eye and Ear has launched a 10-year strategic plan; opened new sites including the Longwood Medical Area, East Bridgewater, Concord, Stoneham, Duxbury and Weymouth; formed new clinical alliances and collaborations with Mass General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Braintree Rehab and Joslin Diabetes Center; and grown patient volume and research revenue. The Schepens Eye Research Institute joined forces with Mass. Eye and Ear in June 2011. Fernandez is President and CEO of that organization.

The last five years have seen steady increases in revenues and margins, which has and will continue to enable more investment in the Mass. Eye and Ear mission. In September of 2010, Mass. Eye and Ear's bond rating was upgraded from below investment grade to investment grade by both Moody's and S & P.

John arrived at Mass. Eye and Ear with an impressive record of leadership success at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), serving as Vice President of Clinical Service for his last eight years there. During his 14-year tenure at BWH, he worked with chiefs of several services, enabling the hospital’s surgical specialties, radiology and pathology departments to thrive in their clinical and academic missions. John’s accomplishments are many: he has overseen major construction projects, improved services and operations, expand research programs, and achieved aggressive volume and financial goals.

A graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, Fernandez received his master’s degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the Chairman of the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Roundtable. In addition, he is a member of the American Association of Eye and Ear Centers of Excellence, a member of the Massachusetts Hospital Association's Board of Trustees, and a member of the Suffolk University Board of Trustees.

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Class VIsitor: Dr. Elliott S. Fisher, Director - Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

  • Date: 11 Apr
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Elliott Fisher, MD/MPH, is the Director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care; James W. Squires M.D. Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine and Director for Population Health at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Cinical Practice. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Dr. Fisher will speak on the topic of accountable care organizations.

Dr. Fisher is the James W. Squires, MD Professor at The Geisel School of Medicine and Director for Population Health and Policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and completed his internal medicine residency and public health training at the University of Washington. He is the director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

His research has focused on exploring the causes of the two-fold differences in spending observed across U.S. regions and health care systems, on understanding the consequences of these variations for health and health care, and on the development and testing of approaches to performance measurement and payment reform that can support improvement. The research revealed that most of the differences in spending are due not to differences in health status, preferences, prices or poverty, but rather to greater use of discretionary services, such as the use of the hospital as a site of care and specialist referrals or diagnostic tests that would not have been ordered in lower spending regions. The findings that per-capita spending -- on these services -- is essentially uncorrelated with either quality or health outcomes highlighted the potential opportunity to improve the efficiency of U.S. health care.

His current policy work has focused on advancing the concept of "accountable care organizations" (ACOs) and includes co-directing, with Mark McClellan, a joint Brookings-Dartmouth program to advance ACOs through research, coordination of public and private initiatives and the creation of a learning collaborative that includes several pilot ACO sites across the U.S.

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Class Visitor: Diane Miller - Executive Director of the Virginia Mason Institute

  • Date: 09 Apr
  • Location: (Via Video Conference) Alperin Classroom, Murdough
  • Time: 1:15 p.m.

Diane Miller is the Executive Director of the Virginia Mason Institute. She will connect via video conference to Professor Paul Gardent's Management of Health Care Organizations spring term mini-elective course. Ms. Miller will speak on the topic of operations management of health care organizations.

Biography:

Diane Miller is the Executive Director of the Virginia Mason Institute. Her responsibilities include the design and delivery of education and training services in the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS) for healthcare providers and organizations. She also oversees the Center for Health Care Solutions, an innovation unit working to create a new model of healthcare delivery based on VMPS principles. Diane maintains the Virginia Mason Production System Certification and has extensive training in applying the Toyota Production System to healthcare including a study mission to Japan to the Shingijutsu Genba Kaizen. She has led many Rapid Process Improvement Workshops and has developed healthcare curriculum for the training of leaders and staff. Diane is a frequent speaker on the application of the Toyota Production System to healthcare, the Virginia Mason Production System and leading cultural change.

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Class Visitor: Neil Castaldo - Senior Advisor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Date: 08 Apr
  • Location: Alperin Classroom, Murdough
  • Time: 1:15 p.m.

Neil Castaldo is the Senior Advisor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's Management of Health Care Organizations spring term mini-elective course. Mr. Castaldo will speak on the topic of legal risks and opportunities in health care leadership.

Biography:

Neil Castaldo is Senior Advisor of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Prior to joining Dartmouth as General Counsel in 2009, he provided legal representation to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for many years as a Partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in Concord, New Hampshire.

Mr. Castaldo has been cited in The Best Lawyers in America and Woodward and White as a leading lawyer in the fields of Corporate Law and Health Care Law. His interests in health care and education have led him to serve as Chairman of the Boards of The Friends Program, Central New Hampshire Community Mental Health Center, New England College and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Mr. Castaldo received his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University in 1970, where he was Case Note Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations and the American Health Lawyers Association.

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In Celebration of National Public Health Week - Money and Medicine Film Screening

  • Date: 03 Apr
  • Location: Filene Auditorium
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.

Money & Medicine investigates the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment. In addition to illuminating the waste and overtreatment that pervade our medical system, Money & Medicine explores promising ways to reduce health care expenditures and improve the overall quality of medical care.

The Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court recently upheld extends health care coverage to over 30 million uninsured Americans but actually does very little to make health care affordable. Since 1970, health care spending has grown 9.8% annually, more than twice the rate of inflation. Medical costs now consume 17.3% of our gross domestic product. That’s $8,086 for every American or about twice as much per capita as most developed countries spend.  Although we pay more for medical care than any other country, America currently ranks 19th in the world in preventable death, 26th in life expectancy, and 31st in infant mortality.

Our more-is-better approach to health care is not only failing to make us healthier, it’s threatening to bankrupt the nation. If medical costs continue to skyrocket, American industry will become increasingly uncompetitive; the government will run up increasing deficits as it struggles to fund Medicare, Medicaid, and the new subsidies that are part of the Affordable Care Act; and millions of Americans will delay or forego necessary care because out-of-pocket medical costs will become unaffordable. 

The trillion-dollar question is how can we reduce unnecessary medical spending so that we can afford to provide affordable, high quality health care to all Americans? A number of recent studies estimate that a third of all health care expenditures are unnecessary and that eliminating wasteful spending would save over 800 billion dollars a year. Since every dollar of so-called unnecessary spending is a dollar of income to a health care provider, reigning in health care spending is much more easily said than done. However, Money & Medicine adopts a unique approach to addressing this pressing medical, ethical, and financial challenge. The film was shot at two world-renowned hospitals - UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah. The dramatic doctor/patient stories the film captures at these two hospitals illustrate the powerful forces driving excessive medical care as well as proven strategies that can reduce unnecessary medical spending, such as improving the coordination of patient care, facilitating shared patient decision-making, and practicing evidence-based medicine.

At both hospitals, Money & Medicine exposes the painful end-of-life treatment choices made by patients and their families, ranging from very aggressive interventions in the ICU to palliative care at home. The film also investigates the controversy surrounding diagnostic testing and screening as well as the shocking treatment variations among patients receiving a variety of elective procedures.

Beyond the broad policy implications of the film, Money & Medicine may also prompt viewers to alter some of their own behaviors - whether it’s executing an advance directive, thinking twice about that seemingly benign screening test, or learning more about the risks, benefits, and possible outcomes of elective procedures. Ultimately, Money & Medicine puts a human face on the health care cost crisis.

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Class Visitor: Dr. Peter D. Solberg - Medical Director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Information Systems

  • Date: 02 Apr
  • Location: Alperin Classroom, Murdough
  • Time: 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Peter D. Solberg is the Medical Director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Information Systems. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's Management of Health Care Organizations spring term mini-elective course. Dr. Solberg will speak on the topic of health care technology.

Peter Solberg, MD studied anthropology as an undergrad at Stanford and taught English in China in the late 1980s. He returned to the Bay Area where he attended Medical School and served as a Medicine resident at the University of California, San Francisco. He joined faculty at UCSF, interrupted by three years in Uganda working for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on HIV treatment projects...where he also caught the bug for working on information systems in healthcare. He joined the Dartmouth faculty in 2005, practicing Hospital Medicine and continuing an HIV clinic at Hitchcock’s Manchester facility. He has served in various clinician liaison roles with Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s information systems and helped spearhead the deployment of the Epic System EHR, brought “live” in April 2011. He was appointed Medical Director of Information Systems in June 2012.  He lives with his wife (also a doc) and two young sons in Etna.

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Class Visitor: Mr. Charles Plimpton (T’77) - Retired Director of Health Care Finance Group; Citi Global Markets, Inc.

  • Date: 01 Apr
  • Location: Alperin Classroom, Murdough
  • Time: 1:15 p.m.

Charlie Plimpton served as the Director of Health Care Finance Group; Citi Global Markets, Inc. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's Management of Health Care Organizations spring term mini-elective course. Mr. Plimpton will speak on the topic of financial management of health care organizations, capital financing.

Biography:

Charlie retired from Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in 2012. His career was almost entirely devoted to providing investment banking services to non-profit healthcare organizations. For 31 years, he served as lead banker to major provider organizations, including: Scripps Health (CA), Sharp Healthcare (CA), Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (CA), Memorial Health Services (CA), Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CA), Daughters of Charity Health System (CA), Legacy Health System (OR), MultiCare Health System (WA), Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center (WA), Swedish Health Services (WA), St. Luke’s Health System (ID), University of Colorado Hospital (CO), Exempla, Inc. (CO), and Wheaton Franciscan Services Inc. (IL). The types of engagements he managed included taxable and tax-exempt financings, merger and acquisition transactions and comprehensive asset and liability management advisory and implementation services.

Charlie received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from The Tuck School at Dartmouth.

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Class Visitor: Julie McCashin, Vice President for Health Services - International SOS

  • Date: 29 Mar
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Julie McCashin, MBA/MPH, is the Vice President for Health Services at International SOS. She will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Ms. McCashin will speak on the topic of Comparative Health Systems.

Biography:

Julie McCashin is the Vice President for Health Services at International SOS. International SOS is the leading provider of global health services to multinational organizations including two thirds of the Fortune 500 and governmental entities such as the US Department of Defense, the Department of State and the Australian Government. Julie joined International SOS in 1994 as the first U.S. employee of the holding company AEA International and has enjoyed a number roles over the years in both operations and market development. The Health Services group focuses on developing new programs designed to support the health care needs of global employee populations and health-related corporate social responsibility programs. Her travels have taken her to more than 80 countries where she has worked with organizations entering new markets to develop a strategic health management plan to leverage government health programs, private sector providers and external funding to address access to care, occupational health, productivity and regulatory compliance. Julie attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate with a degree in International Business and holds an MBA from George Washington University and an MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Class Visitor: Dan Jantzen, CPA - Chief Operating Officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Date: 27 Mar
  • Location: Alperin Classroom, Murdough
  • Time: 1:15 p.m.

Daniel Jantzen, CPA, is the Chief Operating Officer of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's Management of Health Care Organizations spring term mini-elective course. Mr. Jantzen will speak on the topic of financial management of health care organizations, operating performance.

Biography:

Dan Jantzen is currently the Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), an academic medical center and the largest provider of health care in the State of New Hampshire.

Dan has been a member of the D-H management team since 1990 where he has served in a variety of financial positions including Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to relocating to the Upper Valley, Dan resided in the Boston area where he was a Senior Manager in the Audit Department of KPMG Peat Marwick. Dan spent nine years with KPMG serving clients primarily in the health care, public utilities and financial services industries.  His KPMG clients included Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Boston City Hospital and Public Service Company of New Hampshire.

Dan lives in Etna, NH and has been active in Scouting, his church as well as has served on the Boards of several organizations in the Upper Valley.

Dan graduated from Northeastern University in 1982 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting.  He has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for the past 27 years.

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Spring Term Courses Begin for Second Year Students

  • Date: 26 Mar
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 12:00 a.m.

Spring term courses begin for Second Year students, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

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Spring Term Courses Begin for First Year Students

  • Date: 25 Mar
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 8:00 AM

Spring term courses begin Monday, March 25, 2013 for First Year Students.

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Spring Break - March 11 - March 22

  • Date: 25 Mar
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 12:00 a.m.

Tuck students will be on Spring Break Monday, March 11, 2013 through Friday, March 22, 2013.

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Winter Term Courses Conclude

  • Date: 07 Mar
  • Location: Tuck School
  • Time: 12:00 a.m.

Thursday, March 7, 2013, Winter Term courses will conclude.

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Robert Meade, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Product and Communications at Aetna to Speak on Critical Care: Prescriptions for Marketing With Big Data

  • Date: 06 Mar
  • Location: General Motors Classroom, Tuck School
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.

Robert Mead is Senior Vice President of Marketing, Product and Communications (MP&C) for Aetna, Inc. He leads an integrated group that includes the Marketing, Research, Advertising, Product, Member Experience, Communications, Public Affairs, Thought Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations functions as well as the Aetna Foundation.

Mr. Mead is responsible for driving the Aetna brand and effectively integrating messaging, products and services across all of Aetna’s constituents. He is a member of Aetna's Executive Committee, the senior governing body for the company.Mr. Mead joined Aetna from the Brunswick Group LLP, a leading international corporate and financial communications consulting firm. Prior to joining Brunswick, he was the President of Gavin Anderson & Co., an Omnicom subsidiary and global consulting firm specializing in financial, corporate and public affairs.

Mr. Mead received his Bachelor's degree and completed coursework for a Master's in Business Administration at the University of Texas.

He will visit Tuck to discuss the use of big data.

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What’s In It For Me?: Incentive-Based Strategies for Getting People Healthy - Health Care Panel at the Tuck Business and Society Conference

  • Date: 28 Feb
  • Location: Tuck School - Raether Hall
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.

What’s In It for Me?
Incentive-Based Strategies for Getting People Healthy

We all know. We should eat a balanced diet, engage in regular physical activity, and abstain from smoking. So why do we find this so difficult to do? And could proper incentives help?

Approximately 60% of deaths in the world today are attributable to three epidemic chronic diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic lung cancer – all of which are exacerbated by unhealthy lifestyle choices. Engaging individuals to live healthier represents both a huge business opportunity and also a chance to positively impact countries threatened by rising health care costs. This panel session seeks to provide a forum for discussion on how incentive-based strategies can be leveraged to crack the code on behavior change and consumer engagement. Specific questions to be asked will include: how can we align consumer’s short term rewards with long term health? Can living healthy become cool? What players will implement incentive based strategies? And, do employers have an ethical responsibility to promote healthy living?

Session Chair: Abigail Isaacson, T'13

How did you get interested in healthcare and what is your involvement in the industry?

I find the strategic, operational, policy, and ethical questions embedded in healthcare fascinating.  I am especially interested in the role health systems play in shaping the healthcare that a community receives.  Prior to coming to Tuck, I worked at an integrated healthcare system doing strategic planning and government relations work, and loved learning about the nuances of healthcare delivery.  After graduation, I will continue pursuing my interest in healthcare delivery and will work for a healthcare system in Maine.

What was the motivation behind organizing this session?

The question of incentives runs through many aspects of healthcare, from how to pay physicians to how to motivate ourselves to be healthy.  Our team was excited to present a panel that explores how incentives change behavior, how to use incentives to generate greater value in the healthcare system, and ultimately how to create a healthier population.  Providing high-value healthcare is not just an important question for society, but is a vital concern for businesses.  We thought the Business and Society Conference was a perfect forum to explore the role incentives in healthcare play both in business and in our personal lives.

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Susan Dentzer, D’77 to Address Tuck Community on Reforming the U.S. Health Care Delivery System

  • Date: 25 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classroom - Tuck School
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.

Susan Dentzer (D'77) is the Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, he nation’s leading peer-reviewed journal focused on the intersection of health, health care and health policy in the United States and internationally. Ms. Denzter was formerly the Chief Economics Correspondent and Economics Columnist for U.S. News & World Report, and previously was a senior writer at Newsweek.

Ms. Dentzer will serve as the Winter Term 2013 Uhrig Healthcare Initiative Speaker on Monday, February 25, 2013 and will address the Tuck community at 6:30 p.m. on the topic of Reforming the U.S. Health Care Delivery System. The Uhrig Healthcare Initiative Speaker Series was made possible by Jonathan M. Uhrig (T’87) and Jennifer S. Uhrig (T’87).  This speaker series brings distinguished guest speakers to Tuck to discuss critical issues related to business and healthcare.

Biography:

Susan Dentzer is the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, the nation’s leading peer-reviewed journal focused on the intersection of health, health care and health policy in the United States and internationally. One of the nation’s most respected health and health policy journalists, she is an on-air analyst on health issues with the PBS NewsHour, and a frequent guest and commentator on such National Public Radio shows as This American Life and The Diane Rehm Show.

Dentzer is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, and of the Council on Foreign Relations, the independent, nonpartisan membership organization and think tank dedicated to exploring the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

At Health Affairs, Dentzer oversees the journal’s team of nearly 30 editors and other staff in producing the monthly publication and web site. Health Affairs has been described by the Washington Post as the “Bible” of health policy. Its articles and their authors are frequently cited in the Congressional Record and in congressional testimony as well as in the news media.  The Health Affairs web site records more than 90 million page views annually. 

Before joining Health Affairs in May 2009, Dentzer was on-air Health Correspondent at the PBS NewsHour. From 1998 to 2008, she led the show’s unit providing in-depth coverage of health care and health policy. Prior to joining the PBS NewsHour, she was chief economics correspondent and economics columnist for U.S. News & World Report, and previously was a senior writer at Newsweek.

Dentzer’s other work in television has included appearances as a regular analyst or commentator on CNN and The McLaughlin Group. Her writing has also earned her several fellowships, including a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, where she studied health economics and policy, and a U.S.-Japan Leadership Program Fellowship, during which she researched the effects of the rapidly aging Japanese population.

In addition to her membership of the Institute of Medicine, Dentzer is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance, is a fellow of the Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to bioethics and the public interest. She is also a public trustee of The American Board of Medical Specialties, the not-for-profit organization that oversees 24 approved medical specialty boards in setting standards for board certification and maintenance of certification for the nation’s physicians. Dentzer is a member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicare and the Uninsured, and serves on the public policy advisory group to the March of Dimes.

Dentzer is a member of the Board of Directors of Research!America, the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority. She is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian organization providing relief to refugees and displaced persons around the world. She chairs the IRC board’s Program Committee, which oversees the organization’s activities in resettling refugees in the United States and in dealing with refugees and displaced persons in roughly 25 countries. 

A graduate of Dartmouth and holder of an honorary master of arts from the institution, Ms. Dentzer is a Dartmouth trustee emerita and chaired the Dartmouth Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2004. She serves on the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth Medical School.  She also serves on public policy advisory boards of the Phillip Lee Institute at the University of California at San Francisco and of Johns Hopkins Health.

Dentzer, her husband and their three children live in the Washington, DC area.

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Tuck Professor Punam Keller to Deliver 25th Presidential Lecture “Building Theory by Breaking Boundaries: Health and Wealth Choice-Making”

  • Date: 25 Feb
  • Location: 105 Dartmouth Hall with Reception to Follow in Rauner Library
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.

Professor Punam Anand Keller, the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management at the Tuck School, will deliver the 25th Presidential Faculty Lecture on Monday, February 25, 2013. Punam's talk on "Building Theory by Breaking Boundaries: Health and Wealth Choice-Making" will highlight the critical intersection of health care and consumer communication.

The lecture will be from 5 to 6 pm in 105 Dartmouth Hall, with a reception to follow in Rauner Library.

For more information on Professor Punam Keller, please visit: http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/faculty/faculty-directory/punam-anand-keller/.

 

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Film Screening and Discussion: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

  • Date: 12 Feb
  • Location: Rockefeller 003
  • Time: 4:30 p.m.

What can be done to save our broken medical system? Filmmakers Matthew Heineman & Susan Froemke interweave dramatic personal arcs of patients & physicians with stories of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, even the U.S. military.

The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, profit-driven rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. ESCAPE FIRE is about finding a way out of our current crisis. It’s about saving the health of a nation.

Sundance: Grand Jury Prize (Nominated)
Full Frame: Human Rights Award (Winner)
Silverdocs: React to Film Social Issue Award (Winner)
Newport Beach: Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking (Winner)

Discussants:
Ellen Meara
Associate Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Policy, Rockefeller Center

Charlie Wheelan D‘88
Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Center

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Siemens Corporation Company Briefing for Second Years

  • Date: 11 Feb
  • Location: Frantz Classroom - Tuck School
  • Time: 12:10 p.m.

Description: Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions.

With 360,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of approximately $120 billion in fiscal 2011. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $20 billion and employs approximately 60,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Recruiting On-Campus for: Targeting 2nd years, but 1st years may attend.

Candidacy requirements: PWA required

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Class Visitor: Dr. Aaron V. Kaplan - Director, Dartmouth Device Development Symposia and Director of Clinical Research, Cardiology Section - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

  • Date: 04 Feb
  • Location: Borelli Classrom - Tuck School
  • Time: 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Aaron V. Kaplan, M.D, F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.L.

Director, Dartmouth Device Development Symposia

Director of Clinical Research, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) , Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

 

Dr. Kaplan founded The Dartmouth Device Symposia (3D) in 2003 to provide a forum to examine issues central to the clinical development and commercialization of medical devices. Held each year at the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vermont, the Symposium brings together a small and balanced group of thought leaders from the clinical, business, governmental/regulatory, financial and legal communities. Issues are examined using a roundtable format frequently employing case study discussion. Papers emanating from the 3D Symposia have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Health Affairs, and Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention.

Dr. Kaplan is an active medical device entrepreneur who has been on the founding team of a number of venture-backed medical device companies including Tryton Medical, LocalMed and Perclose (acquired by Abbott). In addition, Dr. Kaplan has consulted to Abbott Vascular, NMT Medical, Guidant Corporation, Johnson & Johnson and was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Three Arch Partners. Currently, Dr. Kaplan focuses his device development efforts on Tryton Medical, Inc., a company founded to develop a side branch specific stent. Dr. Kaplan has authored more than 30 U.S. Patents.

Dr. Kaplan received a B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Cum Laude) from Tufts University, M.D. from Wake Forest University, medical training at Northwestern University and cardiology training at Stanford University.

 

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