VIRTUAL: Husky Trek 2.0: Virtual Experience

Mar 20 • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Husky Trek 2.0: Virtual Experience

Featuring: Boston Children's Hospital Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator

Did you know you can be involved in improving pediatric care Until Every Child is Well without ever seeing a drop of blood?  That is exactly what the team at Boston Children's Hospital innovation and Digital Health Accelerator does every day!  Learn how a cross-functional team with expertise in software development, data analytics, clinical care and lean startup practices work together to accelerate innovations and technologies from concept to global deployment.  Companies in their portfolio have raised over 100 million, and they have successfully spun out five companies.

In this interactive session you will have the opportunity to learn about their unique projects, find out about co-op and internship possibilities and ask a panel of experts questions about their experiences and career paths.   

Preference will be given to first year students but is open to all. Limit  is 100, so reserve your spot today.

You MUST register in NU Careers to receive the link to join the conversation.  You will receive the link the day before the program.  If you would rather  participate with others, please join us in room 440 Curry Student Center during this time.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Click here for tips on how to prepare for your Virtual Trek.

Panelist Bios 

Aaron Farber-Chen: is a registered nurse with over 10 years of professional experience in healthcare. Credentialed as a board certified informatics nurse, Aaron is experienced as a coordinator and liaison between clinical and technical staff members in the development and implementation of clinical information systems, health information technology, and clinical reporting tools to support data and information management throughout all patient care venues including: inpatient, ambulatory, perioperative, emergency, critical care, and specialty practice divisions. Aaron holds dual bachelor's degrees in nursing and political science from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a master's degree in nursing with an emphasis in health informatics from the University of Colorado at Denver. 

Devin Nadar:  is the Partnerships Manager for the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator team at Boston Children's Hospital. In this role, she is responsible for identifying innovative ways that start-ups and established industry leaders can work with Boston Children's Hospital to solve clinical pain points and accelerate the adoption of their products and services in pediatrics. Her focus is on cultivating partnerships that align with the strategic goals of the hospital and leveraging those relationships to thoughtfully introduce new technologies to the hospital. Prior to BCH, Devin worked at athenaHealth, where she implemented specialty clinics and hospital clients on athena's EMR and billing software before moving to R&D and product development. She also spent a year teaching English in France and later coordinated a study abroad program in the French Alps for Tufts University. Devin received her B.A. in Economics and French from Colorado College. 


Leila Amerling: is a program manager at Boston Children's Hospital Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA). She helps coordinate the finance and operations for the IDHA team. Leila considers herself one of many links to outside resources for potential partnerships, sponsorships and funding, as well as the social network. She helps provide tools to help stimulate innovation within the Boston Children's Hospital community by coordinating various events such as the Boston Children's Hackathon, Caffinnovate, and Prodigy Bar. Prior to joining the IDHA team in 2015, Leila was a program coordinator to John Brownstein's Research team at the Computational Epidemiology Group – Informatics Program. She provided all finance and operational support for the team. Leila received her BA in Management from Emmanuel College and a MBA in Innovation, Strategy & Organization at WHU, Koblenz, Germany. 


Lisa Jeon: is an app developer on the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator. She has worked as a graphic designer and front-end developer for radio (WEEI, WAAF, WRKO) and then as a graphic designer, package designer and banner animator at Full Contact Advertising. Lisa received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Northeastern University. 

Karen Odreman:  is a Program Coordinator on the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator team. She is a coordinator for Boston Children's Hospital's Online Second Opinion program. Karen is responsible for cultivating the development and growth of the program throughout BCH as well as the partnership with Grand Rounds. Karen previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group as an intern for the Biopharma R&D and Biopharma Commercial teams involved in a variety of projects ranging from biopharma market access and drug pricing landscape in North America to potential digital health applications in biopharma R&D. Karen has a BS in Health Sciences from Northeastern University



Mar 20, 2019 | 12:00 PM

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