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Entries for month: October 2010

Matt Gymer: Innovating the Future of Healthcare

October 30, 2010 ·

Dr. Gymer is building cross-disciplinary labs where a variety of diverse health care stakeholders can convene and explore patient care and innovation... his DM training have enabled him to tackle such a complex endeavor: “It is more than just an educational experience, it changes the way you view the world, and the way you compose your professional and personal life. You learn the value of ‘reframing’ problems... The quantitative and qualitative skills and tools that we learn are invaluable to problem solving in a rapidly changing global economy.... It really works. As a practitioner and leader, bringing scholarly rigor to transformation activities is a competitive advantage as we design a sustainable innovation practice.”

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Tags: DM Profiles

Getting Situated: Thoughts after the 3rd Residency Session

October 25, 2010 ·

The comedian, Steven Colbert, has a segment on his comedy show called “Word of the Day.” I would like to talk about a few words that came up this session that really had an impact for me.

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Tags: DM Reflections

Why do DM Students Pursue a Doctorate? [Part 1 of DM Alumni Study]

October 13, 2010 ·

...why did you decide to pursue a doctorate at this point in your life? ... “I had a question that was making me itch and had to find a way to scratch it. I wanted to give structure and language to the process of generating answers to my questions”

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Tags: DM Reflections · Faculty Perspectives