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An Unusual Partnership: Corporations and Non-Profits Work Together to Solve Public Health Issues

Today’s economic climate creates a challenging environment for non-profits who have traditionally been funded by independent contributors or community foundations. Therefore, non-profits have had to find alternate ways to fund their missions. Corporate partnerships and coalitions are increasingly the answer.  Corporate social responsibility (CSR) funding actually went up 10.6% in 2010 despite the economic climate…

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Million-Dollar Prizes Spur Research & Drug Development

In 2004, Avi Kremer was on top of the world. His resume detailed the trajectory of a rising star: captain in the Israeli Defense Forces; graduate of Technion-the Israeli Institute of Technology; project manager at Elbit Systems, the largest private defense company in Israel; and a newly admitted member of the Harvard Business School MBA…

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India Healthcare- IXP

This past January 33 HBS students traveled to India as part of the Healthcare Immersion Experience Program with faculty leader Richard Hamermesh. During this 10 day program, students traveled to Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai to learn first-hand how healthcare is delivered in India. From meetings with government officials, entrepreneurs, local hospitals and clinics, consulting firms,…

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HBS Healthcare Conference

8th Annual HBS Healthcare Conference 2011 The largest student-run health-care conference in Boston on January 29th! Venture capital. Cash cycles. Information Technology. Nanotechnology. Resveratrol. Gene therapy, stem cells, epigenetics. Autism. No, this isn’t a recap of RC cases, topics, and recruiting. These are some of the terms that are being used at the HBS Healthcare…

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Should the U.S. Government provide health care to every citizen?

“Yea” By Seke Ballard (OG), Section Representative Though I recognize the appeal of a debate on the constitutionality of government involvement in healthcare, my stance is that such a conversation would be of no practical use, namely because abolishing government involvement would be far too disruptive and thus politically untenable. That said, my ramblings rely…

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How to Organize a Cutting-edge Healthcare Conference with a Grand Total of $0

Would you like to come and listen to: -Joe Trippi, former manager of the Dean campaign, and author of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” -Dr. Jason Hwang, co-author with HBS professor Clay Christensen of “The Innovator’s Prescription” -Dr. Philip Low www.replicabestsale.co.uk, CEO of NeuroVigil and adjunct professor at Stanford School of Medicine -Dr. Stephen…

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Screening for Cancer in China:

One hot summer day, as we stepped up to the humble Beijing offices of Jin Hui Ze Technology Development Co., Victor Li and I, Yashih Wu, looked at each other with a nod of acknowledgement and sense of baited breath. It had been almost an entire year since we first began the numerous late-night conference…

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Social Enterprise HBS Business Plan Finalists -Pedinet

1. YOUR PITCH.Pedinet will provide quality child and maternal healthcare to low and middle income populations in Senegal (and later to the rest of West Africa) through an innovative healthcare delivery model aimed at achieving profitability, quality of service and scale concurrently. Pedinet will build a network of clinics and hospitals: small spoke clinics set…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists – YouTea!

1. YOUR PITCH.YouTea! delivers an over-the-counter solution to a prevalent women’s health problem. YouTea! is the first functional beverage powder specifically designed for women’s health. We have a specific condition in mind to gain initial adoption but will position YouTea! as a general women’s health product as we grow our business. We have developed a…

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How to Get In On The Biggest Industry in America

Pop quiz: what industry represents almost a fifth of U.S. Gross Domestic Product, is the focus of one of President Obama’s newly-created Executive Offices, is challenged by issues of leadership and management (read: “opportunity”), and is getting hotter every year at HBS? No, it isn’t “Beanie Babies” – it’s Healthcare. It is no wonder that…

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HBS Business Plan Finalists – YouTea!

1. YOUR PITCH.YouTea! delivers an over-the-counter solution to a prevalent women’s health problem. YouTea! is the first functional beverage powder specifically designed for women’s health. We have a specific condition in mind to gain initial adoption but will position YouTea! as a general women’s health product as we grow our business. We have developed a…

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Immersion Experience – Value-Based Health Care Delivery IXP

“No, No , No” exclaimed Michael Porter, chastising the Associate Director of a major medical center in Israel, “You have to raise your hand.” Such blatant breaches of HBS etiquette were relatively frequent over the course of the week long IXP, which drew a wide range of participants, many of whom were unfamiliar with the…

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Six HBS Students Honored for Service to the School and Society

The following article was originally published in the Harvard University Gazette in June of 2008. Dean’s Award nominations for the Class of 2009 will be accepted until Friday, February 20, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please see “Dean’s Award” on the MBA Quick Info tab of myHBS. Harvard Business School announced today that…

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Republican vs. Democrat — Healthcare, Education and the Environment

Republican (R) Mina Nguyen (OA), Contributing Writer Education Policy Access to education should not be hindered by where you live or what your parents make. As Senator McCain said in the last debate, “Education is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.” McCain’s education plan does more than throw money at the problem, it…

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Republican vs. Democrat — Social Enterprise and the Common Good

Republican Justin Ferira (OI and MPA ’09), Contributing Writer An optimistic and enterprising spirit is at the heart of the overarching American ideal and the individual American dream. There is a sense of endless individual and collective potential in our population that drives innovation and the furtherance and growth of our country. The optimal approach…

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Accepting the Torch on January 20th

On January 20th, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy proclaimed in his inaugural speech that “the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans–born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage.” It was a humble declaration that his generation would take on the challenge…

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Student Perspective – Rye Barcott (NB)

Many of us probably remember exactly where we were when we got the phone call, email, or letter opening the hallowed gates of HBS to us. I received my acceptance while in a windswept forward operating base in Iraq. My colonel heard the news, grunted, and spit on the sand. “Good on ya, captain. You…

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Innovation in a Difficult Marketplace

Trevor Fetter (HBS ’86), President and CEO of Tenet Healthcare, shared stories about spearheading the turnaround of America’s third largest hospital system for the past four years. Fetter provided company background and event context, and highlighted core components of the company’s turnaround strategy. Ultimately, he stressed that what allowed him to succeed was that he…

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Healthcare Conference 2008 Centennial Healthcare Conference:

As a $2 trillion industry and 16% of the US GDP, healthcare has sustained a significant growth over the past decade, and healthcare expenditure is predicted to double in the next 10 years. On the weekend of January 19, over 300 people, a mix of HBS, Harvard, MIT and other business school students, faculty, and…

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HBS Healthcare Initiative Makes Strides in First Year

The statistics are astounding: Healthcare expenditures currently represent over 16 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and are expected to continue their upward trend. In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush described the rising cost of healthcare and the many challenges facing the industry, which, at their core, are fundamental issues…

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Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Encourages Future Public Service

On Tuesday April 6th, the HBS Republican Club organized a talk by the current Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Kerry Healey (R), to advise students on entering public service and politics in the future. The topics of her talk ranged from how and when to get involved in public service, her own career, and how to…

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HBS Alumni Host Health Conference of the Year

What do you get when you bring 5 of the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” to one conference? “One of the very best conferences I’ve attended,” said Professor Regina Herzlinger, who herself is number 78 on the list. The HBS Health Industry Alumni Association (HBHSIAA) held its fourth annual Healthcare conference at HBS…

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Life in the Life Sciences for HBS Women

Emily Levy (MBA ’84) was working in a research laboratory at Yale in the early 1980s when she heard about a business called Genentech that had just gone public. “I thought, ‘Wow, there’s this whole industry of science meets business.’ Maybe I could get into that if I knew the business part,” said Levy, who…

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Addresses Corporate Governance

October 17 – Paul H. O’Neill, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, addressed the RC cohort on the topic of Corporate Governance as part of the ongoing HBS Leadership and Values initiative. Dean Kim Clark introduced the former Chairman and CEO of Alcoa as “tough minded,” liking “facts and data,” but “not hard hearted.” Clark, who…

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Harvard UHS Director Sees Mental Health as Top Concern

Harvard University’s Director of University Health Services (UHS) sat down recently with The Harbus to talk about managing UHS, HBS health services, and his top health concerns for the University. He also referred to the “caring community” at HBS as a “fascinating aspect of the b-school” and credited Dean Clark and his administration for the…

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Get ready for Spring Break!

Allow the HBS Health Services to customize your travel plans and prepare you with the appropriate advice, immunizations and medications to ensure that your next pleasure or business trip is a success.In addition to geographic risk factors, personalized attention will be provided to prevent the risk of acquiring illness during travel.Hopefully, the following questions and…

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Doctor's Orders: Take Care of Your Mental Health

January 16-In an interview with The Harbus, Dr. Richard Kadison, Chief of Mental Health for all of Harvard University Health Services expressed concern for the mental health of business school students and urged students to seek care if they think they may need it. Dr. Kadison emphasized that mental health services are part of an…

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Healthcare Opportunities at HBS

Healthcare in the United States is a trillion-dollar business. Its vast complexity and breadth of scope has fascinated many business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. Over 15% of students at HBS have some type of work experience in healthcare, including biotechnology, health services, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Another significant number of students has had exposure to…

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New Market Information Resources at Baker Library

Do you need background on an industry or product for a business plan? Looking for an overview of e-Procurement for a Supply Chain Paper? Reuters Business Insight (//www.library.hbs.edu/hbs/reuters.htm) may be just the ticket. Browse reports in energy, consumer goods, finance, healthcare, or technology or search by keyword. Recent reports address Customer Relationship Management in the…

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Clubs Sponsor New Foundations Classes

HBS students already identify themselves with Foundations. It is their first contact with HBS and the first building blocks of their graduate school education. HBS student run clubs have an important role in further building those blocks through improving our understanding of specific topics as well as each other. The High Tech & New Media…

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