HEALTHLAB@LIGHTCITY PRESENTED BY
Monday, April 3, 2017
IMET Columbus Center, 701 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Explore emerging technologies and innovative practices that have the potential to affect the quality of life and health outcomes for all people, here and around the globe.
EMCEE: Maritha Gay, Executive Director of External Affairs and Community Benefit for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. As a member of Kaiser Permanente’s executive team, Ms. Gay leads the community benefit initiatives and investments that support the organization’s mission to provide high quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of its communities.
Get Connected: Have Breakfast With Local Leaders From The Corporate, Nonprofit & Innovation Communities
Welcome & Introduction
Featuring Jamie McDonald, Founder, Generosity, Inc. & Co-Chair, Light City
Welcome to HealthLab@LightCity
Featuring Kim Horn, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.
Five (5) Things We Can Do To Make The Most Of Today: Focus On Creating Healthy & Happy Communities
Featuring Maritha Gay, Executive Director of External Affairs & Community Benefit for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.
The Gene: An Intimate History. What Happens When We Learn To Read & Write Our Genetic Instructions?
Featuring Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pioneering Scientist, Pulitzer Prize Winner, TED Talker, Author Of The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer And The Laws Of Medicine
Reaching Disconnected Communities With New Solutions For Health: Medicine For The Greater Good
Featuring Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS, Co-Director & Co-Founder, Medicine for the Greater Good at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Sonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, M.S. Professional Program Director, Graduate Faculty, Towson University Department Of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science
Creative Collaboration Lunch, Meet Fellow Attendees & Brainstorm Solutions For Our City’s Most Pressing Problems
Afternoon Session Kick-Off
Building An Engaged Community Through Fitness
Featuring Nick Rodricks, The November Project
How Digital Technology Can Elevate—Rather Than Undermine—Our Emotional Health & Happiness
Featuring Tomer Ben-Kiki, Co-Founder and CEO, Happify.com
The River Of Health
Featuring Jandel Allen-Davis, Vice President of Government and External Relations, Kaiser Permanente
HAIR: Mobilizing Black Barbershops & Salons To Promote Healthier Communities
Featuring Shawnta Jackson, MPH, Community Health Program Manager, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland-College Park, School of Public Health; Fred Spry, Owner-Operator, The Shop; Troy Staton, Master Barber and Founder, LuvsArt Project at New Beginnings Unisex Barbershop
We Can Be More. Baltimore Is Leading The Way In Some Of The Most Exciting Solutions Around Addiction & Homelessness. Two Leaders Talk About Our Progress & Our Challenges
Searching For Silos: A Journey To A Healthy Self
Featuring Changa Bell, Executive Director, Black Male Yoga Initiative
Featuring Prisna Anderson, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Kaiser Permanente
The Body As A Battery
Featuring Dr. Gymama Slaughter, Associate Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Rebel With A Cause: Pushing The Boundaries Of Brain Science
Featuring Dr. Jon Krakauer, The John C. Malone Professor Of Neurology And Neuroscience, JHU Brain, Learning, Animation, And Movement Lab
Top Takeaways & Reflection
Closing Remarks & Thank You
HealthLab Twilight Event: Light City Rockstar Recess Powered By Playworks
Playworks is the leading nonprofit in the Baltimore community leveraging the power of play before, during, and after school to transform children’s physical and emotional health. Playworks will be putting together various game stations for attendees to take advantage of to promote light physical activity and social interaction amongst one another. Games will be set up all around the Columbus Center and will include a representative from Playworks to facilitate. Note: This event is free and open to the public.
Jandel Allen-Davis, MD – Vice President of Government and External Relations, Kaiser Permanente
Speaker Topic: The River Of Health
Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, is vice president of Government and External Relations for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She leads the organization’s community relations and communications functions, stakeholder engagement, government relations, clinical research activities and community benefit investment. Dr. Allen-Davis is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and after 25 years of taking care of patients, transitioned from a physician leader to Kaiser Permanente’s Health Plan Leadership team.
Changa Bell – Executive Director, The Black Male Yoga Initiative
Speaker Topic: Searching For Silos – A Journey To A Healthy Self
As a Georgetown University Certified Health Coach and Founder of both Sunlight & Yoga Holistic Wellness Center, Executive Director of the Black Male Yoga Initiative, Changa Bell has dedicated his life to educate, engage and encourage people to connect with their purpose and increase attention to self-care via holistic health practices. He provides workshops, informational videos, retreats, books, private and group consulting to individuals and organizations that seek transformational change.
Tomer Ben-Kiki – Co-Founder and CEO, Happify
Speaker Topic: How Digital Technology Can Elevate—Rather Than Undermine—Our Emotional Health & Happiness
Tomer is an experienced entrepreneur who has held the top leadership position at several companies, successfully steering them from inception through rapid growth. Previously, Tomer was the Co-Founder and CEO of Oberon Media, a leading casual gaming company providing for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Microsoft, Yahoo and Sprint.
Kevin Davis – Police Commissioner, Baltimore Police Department
Speaker Topic: The Intersection Between Health & Policing In Baltimore, & Urban America In Conversation With Dr. Leana Wen
Kevin Davis was confirmed as Police Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department on October 19, 2015 after having served as the Interim Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Investigations & Intelligence Bureau. Prior coming to Baltimore, Commissioner Davis served as the Chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, and retired as the second-in-command of the Prince George’s County Police Department after 21 years of service.
Dr. Luis Diaz – Founder, Personal Genome Diagnostics
Speaker Topic: The Future is Here – The Peril & Promise Of Our Genetic Information In Conversation With Dr. Jeffery Kahn
Dr. Luis Diaz is a leading authority in oncology who has pioneered several genomic diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for cancer. He is the Head of Solid Tumor Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he specializes in the treatment of advanced pancreatic and colorectal cancers. Prior to his role at MSKCC he was a member of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at Johns Hopkins and also directed the Swim Across America Lab.
David Fakunle – Policy, Community Engagement and Outreach Fellow, Baltimore City Health Department
Speaker Topic: Getting Out of the Rain – The Utilization of the Arts as Part of Baltimore’s Citywide Trauma Initiative In Conversation With Sonia Sarkar
David Fakunle is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Policy, Community Engagement and Outreach fellow with the Baltimore City Health Department. In addition to his academic, research and professional endeavors, David has been a performing artist, including vocal/theater performance, African storytelling, and African drumming, for over 20 years.
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos MD, MHS – Co-Director & Co-Founder, Medicine for the Greater Good at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Speaker Topic: Reaching Disconnected Communities With New Solutions For Health, Medicine For The Greater Good In Conversation With Sonia Lawson
Baltimore native Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos is a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Galiatsatos completed his training as a physician at Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health. He is a pulmonary and critical care physician co-directing the initiative Medicine for the Greater Good (MGG). MGG strives to mold the professional identity of physicians and nurses-in-training to “know the science, know the person, and know the community” in order to best tackle the 21st century medical issue of health disparities.
Maritha Gay – Executive Director of External Affairs and Community Benefit for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.
As a member of Kaiser Permanente’s executive team, Maritha Gay leads the community benefit initiatives and investments that support the organization’s mission to provide high quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of its communities. Through her work, Ms. Gay focuses on varied ways to address the medical, social and environmental factors that influence good health. She provides oversight to Kaiser’s community benefit programs, including care and coverage for low-income individuals and families, community health and health equity initiatives, knowledge sharing, educational theatre programs, and grant-making to community nonprofit organizations.
Kim Horn – President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.
Kim Horn is the president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. She oversees all aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region that serves more than 500,000 members and operates 30 medical centers throughout the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Maryland. She also maintains an ongoing partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group.
Shawnta Jackson, MPH – Community Health Program Manager, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland-College Park, School of Public Health
Speaker Topic: HAIR: Mobilizing Black Barbershops And Salons To Promote Healthier Communities In Conversation With Fred Spry & Troy Staton
Shawnta Jackson, MPH, is the Community Health Program Manager at the Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. Shawnta’s key role at M-CHE is to build relationships and foster opportunities that will support M-CHE in improving the health of residents in the state of Maryland. She works with researchers, businesses, public and non-profit organizations to plan, implement and evaluate various community-engaged research and health promotion programs.
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn – Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Speaker Topic: The Future is Here, The Peril & Promise Of Our Genetic Information In Conversation With Dr. Luis Diaz
Jeffrey Kahn is the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He is also Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research interests include the ethics of research, ethics and public health, and ethics and emerging biomedical technologies. He speaks widely both in the U.S. and abroad, and has published four books and over 125 articles in the bioethics and medical literature.
Dr. John C. Krakauer – The John C. Malone Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, JHU Brain, Learning, Animation, and Movement Lab
Speaker Topic: Rebel With A Cause – Pushing The Boundaries Of Brain Science
Visionary neurologist and neuroscientist John Krakauer, is “staging a revolution” to achieve a better future for patients with motor loss caused by neurological disease and injury. His vision encompasses an immersive rehabilitative experience with a virtual dolphin. Krakauer’s innovation design group at Hopkins, Kata, borrows from gaming, animation, animal behavior, robotics, philosophy, engineering, and more to develop a new model for maximizing recovery after brain injury such as stroke. The centerpiece of the technology is a simulated dolphin named Bandit. Patients manipulate the dolphin with their arm, exploring new motor spaces, while it swims, jumps, and hunts in the ocean.
Sonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L – Associate Professor, M.S. Professional Program Director, Graduate Faculty, Towson University Department Of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science
Speaker Topic: Reaching Disconnected Communities With New Solution for Health In Conversation With Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos
Sonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist who earned her doctoral degree in Human Development focusing her studies on educational psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include exploring the experience of caregivers of persons with various disabilities and stroke rehabilitation.
Kevin Lindamood, MSW – President and CEO, Health Care for the Homeless
Speaker Topic: We Can Be More. Baltimore Is Leading The Way In Some Of The Most Exciting Solutions Around Addiction & Homelessness. Two Leaders Talk About Our Progress & Our Challenges In Conversation With Scott Nolen
Kevin Lindamood is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Care for the Homeless, Maryland’s leading provider of integrated health services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. He has worked over the past two decades at the intersection of homelessness and health as an outreach worker, clinician, community organizer, advocate, and administrator. Kevin chairs the Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers, The Journey Home – Baltimore’s Plan to End Homelessness, and Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore.
Robert Lord – Co-founder and CEO, Protenus
Speaker Topic: HealthTech Panel – Baltimore Health Startups Share Their Stories Of Entrepreneurship In Conversation With David Narrow & Param Shah; Moderated by Tom McDonald
Robert attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he and Protenus co-founder Nick Culbertson saw firsthand how electronic medical records are used to improve patient care and share data more efficiently. They also observed that the electronic medical record created a new slate of serious security and privacy concerns. In 2014, Robert and Nick developed the initial prototype and algorithms that launched Protenus, fulfilling a critical need to better protect patient data in electronic health records.
Jamie McDonald – Founder, Generosity, Inc. & Co-Chair, Light City
Jamie McDonald is the Founder of Generosity Inc. Jamie’s mission is to spur people to give, act and innovate on behalf of communities, causes and schools. After 16 years as an investment banker, Jamie shifted her personal mission from startups and venture capital to innovation and growth of the generosity economy. She launched Generosity Inc. after the acquisition of GiveCorps, a crowdfunding and peer fundraising platform she founded. GiveCorps was acquired by Network for Good, the nation’s largest online charitable giving platform in 2014. At Generosity Inc, Jamie advises impact-focused CEOs and works on large-scale social movements around the country. In addition to working with causes on technology activation, giving days and fundraising, Jamie is one of six members of the global #GivingTuesday team at the 92nd Street Y, the founders of the movement.
Tom McDonald – Managing Director, Westwicke Partners LLC
Speaker Topic: HealthTech Panel – Baltimore Health Startups Share Their Stories Of Entrepreneurship In Conversation With Robert Lord & Param Shah
Tom joined Westwicke Partners in 2010 to head the business development and institutional marketing efforts for the firm. In his role, Tom is responsible for marketing the firm’s capabilities to not only potential new clients but the institutional investment community to include: buy-side analysts and portfolio managers, private equity firms, venture capitalist and the professional services sector. In his daily activities, Tom attends Wall Street healthcare conferences, meets with institutional investors, speaks directly with private and public healthcare company CEOs & CFOs, and engages with social media in order to enhance the awareness of the firm.
Siddhartha Mukherjee – Physician, biological scientist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Speaker Topic: The Gene – An Intimate History. What Happens When We Learn To Read & Write Our Genetic Instructions
Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction, and The Laws of Medicine. He is the editor of Best Science Writing 2013. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s THE GENE: An Intimate History is his latest work – the story of the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans, that governs our form, function, and fate and determines the future of our children.
Michelle Antoinette Nelson – Founder, Brown & Healthy
Speaker Topic: Youth, Health & Social Media In Conversation With Paul Rabil
Michelle Antoinette Nelson aka LOVE the poet is an artist, innovator, and Founder of Brown and Healthy a non-profit and global health and wellness initiative for people of color. She’s dedicated over a decade of her life’s work to authoring books, plays, writing arts + education curricula, and providing platforms for artists to explore and discover the true nature of their art. Michelle is an activist for social justice and a polymathic creator who is also known for her work as a published photographer, producer, musician, and actor.
Scott Nolen – Director of Drug Addiction Treatment, Open Society Institute-Baltimore
Speaker Topic: We Can Be More. Baltimore Is Leading The Way In Some Of The Most Exciting Solutions Around Addiction And Homelessness. Two Leaders Talk About Our Progress & Our Challenges In Conversation With Kevin Lindamood
Scott Nolen is the director of the Drug Addiction Treatment program at the Open Society Institute–Baltimore. Nolen has held a variety of research, legislative, and advocacy positions in the public health and juvenile and criminal justice fields. Before joining the Open Society Institute–Baltimore, he worked as a health scientist in the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Strategic Planning, Legislation, and Scientific Policy. As a part of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Nolen led a project focused on driving the national discussion on health disparities.
Paul Rabil – Professional lacrosse player, social media superstar and Founder, Rabil Companies
Speaker Topic: Youth, Health & Social Media In Conversation With Michelle Antoinette Nelson
As the world’s most recognized lacrosse player, Paul plays for the New York Lizards and Team USA. He’s won championships and honors at every level of competition, including two League MVPs, a World MVP, and MLL Championship MVP. Starting with a Facebook page in 2009, Paul’s grown his audience into a broad multi-channel network of more than 500,000 fans. In 2015, he took his instructional camps online, and built a video content platform called the Paul Rabil Experience.
Nick Rodricks – The November Project
Speaker Topic: Building An Engaged Community Through Fitness
Born and raised in Baltimore MD, Nick Rodricks is a diehard fan of his hometown. A student at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Nick is a former captain of the French National Lacrosse team and a current full-time spin instructor. Perhaps more importantly, Nick is the founder and co-leader of November Project Baltimore, a free fitness group that draws nearly 200 people every week to its workouts. Nick founded the group in 2014 and has been hosting these large-scale workouts ever since with his co-leaders Pat O’Neil and Emily Bryson.
Sonia Sarkar – Chief Policy & Engagement Officer, Baltimore City Health Department
Speaker Topic: Getting Out Of The Rain – The Utilization of the Arts As Part Of Baltimore’s Citywide Trauma Initiative In Conversation With David Fakunle
Sonia Sarkar is Chief Policy and Engagement Officer for the Baltimore City Health Department. Previously, she was Director of Provider Solutions at AVIA, a health system-led innovation accelerator, and also served as Special Advisor and Chief of Staff at Health Leads, a national social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. Sonia is a Truman Scholar, a World Economic Forum Young Global Shaper, and founding board member for the Boston Young Healthcare Professionals and Healthworks Community Fitness.
Param Shah – CEO and Founder, Fusiform/FactoryFour
Speaker Topic: HealthTech Panel – Baltimore Health Startups Share Their Stories Of Entrepreneurship In Conversation With Robert Lord; Moderated by Tom McDonald
Param Shah is the co-founder and CEO of Fusiform Medical Devices. Fusiform is a medical technology startup that seeks to revolutionize orthotics—instruments, such as leg braces, that provide skeletal and muscular support. Fusiform’s approach combines 3D modeling with order tracking software to give customers custom-fabricated, durable orthotics faster than ever before. Earlier this year, the company was one of six chosen for Accelerate Baltimore’s incubator program. A Johns Hopkins University alumnus, Param also founded the Lotus Life Foundation: a nonprofit that offers medical intervention and education for children living with disabilities in rural India.
Dr. Gymama Slaughter – Associate Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Speaker Topic: The Body As A Battery – Harnessing Its Chemical Energy To Power Wearable & Implantable Sensors That Diagnose & Monitor Diseases.
Gymama Slaughter is an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering. She is currently the Director of the Bioelectronics Laboratory. Slaughter develops and applies sensor-processor platforms, focusing on innovative contributions to identifying a pathway to embed sensing and processing functions in the same device to eliminate bottlenecks arising from communication between the sensor, transducer and processor, thus, resulting in ultra-fast and ultra-low power devices. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation for her diabetes research that focuses on the design and development of self-powered glucose biosensor, especially in relationship to monitoring blood glucose in diabetics.
Fred Spry – Owner-Operator, The Shop
Speaker Topic: HAIR-Mobilizing Black Barbershops & Salons To Promote Healthier Communities In Conversation With Shawnta Jackson & Troy Staton
Fred Spry is a professional barber, cutting hair since the age of nine. Spry established The Shop barbershop and beauty salon in 2001 with three barbers and one female stylist. Under Spry’s leadership, The Shop has now expanded to include 19 barbers and six stylists serving a diverse state-wide clientele with a wide range of services to choose from. The Shop is a central place to enjoy music and conversations about family, work, sports, current events and issues impacting the community. Serving as the anchor barbershop for the Maryland Center for Health Equity’s Health Advocates In-Reach & Research (HAIR) initiative, The Shop was the site of the 2014 kick-off HAIR colorectal cancer prevention and screening campaign.
Troy Staton – Master Barber & Founder, LuvsArt Project at New Beginnings Unisex Barbershop
Speaker Topic: HAIR-Mobilizing Black Barbershops & Salons To Promote Healthier Communities In Conversation With Shawnta Jackson & Fred Spry
Troy Staton, is a Master Barber for over 3 decades in Baltimore City. Troy began his barbering career as a teen on the steps in the Cherry Hill community, attending the West Side Skill Center to begin perfecting his craft. Studying under the tutelage of many Master Barbers across Baltimore, Troy began to establish a respectable and credible legacy for his craft and passion for artistry. Committed to mentoring young men in the community where he does his barbering, Troy’s admiration for the many facets of art has inspired him to found LuvsArt Project.
Dr. Leana Wen – Baltimore City Health Commissioner
Speaker Topic: The Intersection Between Health & Policing In Baltimore, & Urban America In Conversation With Kevin Davis
Dr. Wen received her medical training from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. A Rhodes Scholar, she studied public policy and economic history at the University of Oxford. She has served as a consultant with the World Health Organization, Brookings Institution, and China Medical Board; an advisor to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Lown Institute; and as national president of the American Medical Student Association and American Academy of Emergency Medicine-Resident & Student Association.
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