My crazy life ride with Regina Holliday, at #TEDxAlvaPark , Detroit Michigan, USA

My crazy life ride with Regina Holliday, at #TEDxAlvaPark , Detroit Michigan, USA

We’ll help create it, a generation free of HIV As we were walking out of the #TEDxAlvaPark speaker dinner at The Henry Ford (@TheHenryFord) the night before the event, I asked Regina if we should make any changes to our talk, now that we had interacted with the other amazing, accomplished presenters. Her response frames … Continue reading My crazy life ride with Regina Holliday, at #TEDxAlvaPark , Detroit Michigan, USA

Being atypical, the TEDx rules, and Regina Holliday, at #TEDxAlvaPark – November 8, 2012

Being atypical, the TEDx rules, and Regina Holliday, at #TEDxAlvaPark - November 8, 2012

Click to enlarge, or click here to view on Flickr.com According to the TEDx General Rules: The typical presentation should be an 18-minute talk by a single presenter. No talk should exceed 18 minutes. No panels. No break-out sessions. Usually: No podium. We’re following most of them except for the part about the single presenter, at TEDxAlvaPark , which … Continue reading Being atypical, the TEDx rules, and Regina Holliday, at #TEDxAlvaPark – November 8, 2012

Photo Friday: Story of incredible innovation – at Hitsville, USA

Photo Friday: Story of incredible innovation - at Hitsville, USA

View Seizing the moment on Flickr.com I took this photograph right at the moment that my colleague Kristin ( @krisitnjuel ) realized that she had arrived. Soon after, I realized I had arrived, too. What an amazing lesson in innovation there is at the Motown museum ( @motown_museum ). What happened was that we had just returned … Continue reading Photo Friday: Story of incredible innovation – at Hitsville, USA

Exploring the Weight of the Nation, and Washington, DC, and Detroit

Exploring the Weight of the Nation, and Washington, DC, and Detroit

I got to speak to Jim Marks, MD, the Senior Vice President and Director of the Health Group for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@JamesSMarks48) because I won the monthly RWJF Alumni Social Network profile contest (it feels good to win at these times…), and I asked him about social determinants of health. He said to me (and … Continue reading Exploring the Weight of the Nation, and Washington, DC, and Detroit

TEDx AlvaPark, Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, where “any idea is welcome”

TEDx AlvaPark, Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, where "any idea is welcome"

The Power to Create Jobs: not just for yourself: Veronika Scott The words in the title of the post come from Madhu Prasad, MD (@HenryFordIdeas), who was our gracious host along with the Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Health System for TEDx AlvaPark (“Alva” as in “Thomas Alva Edison”). He was referring to a truth … Continue reading TEDx AlvaPark, Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, where “any idea is welcome”

Photo Friday: Why fight traffic, fight discrimination instead, The Rosa Parks Bus @thehenryford

Photo Friday: Why fight traffic, fight discrimination instead, The Rosa Parks Bus @thehenryford

View 2011 TEDx AlvaPark 6610 on Flickr.com This week’s photograph was not taken in Washington, DC – I’m making an exception because it relates to diversity. I took it at The Henry Ford ( @TheHenryFord) in Dearborn, Michigan, from the perspective of its most famous passenger, Rosa Parks (and it’s in a relatively confined space … Continue reading Photo Friday: Why fight traffic, fight discrimination instead, The Rosa Parks Bus @thehenryford

He is a magician | Innovation Institute at Henry Ford

I AM A MAGICIAN | Innovation Institute at Henry Ford. – Welcoming to the blogosphere Madhu Prasad, MD (@HenryFordIdeas) who is a surgeon AND the Director, Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital, which as he states, will change the world: It is the medical community’s answer to Disneyland. A place where magic (technology) and wonder (ideas) … Continue reading He is a magician | Innovation Institute at Henry Ford