Networking

Networking is a fundamental tenet of the program.  Students are not only taught how and where to network, they are offered a series of opportunities to do so with industry leaders and alumni of the program.

Networking Events

As part of the Career Development program, MMCi invites leaders from a variety of health industry firms to provide insights into how informatics is changing their organizations, as well as networking opportunities for MMCi students. These events are held Thursday evenings and at Friday lunch.

A themed series of panels is scheduled on Thursday evenings. Topics include: Mobile Health, Consulting, and Perspectives from CIO’s, Global Health and Healthcare Employer Panels.  Guest speakers also present to students at Friday lunch.  Examples of speakers recent include:

Name Affiliation
Ricky Bloomfield, MD Director, Mobile Technology Strategy DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM
Sandy L Su, MMCi, Healthcare & Life Sciences Consultant IBM WATSON
Andrew Blonde, MMCi,Senior Associate PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS
Vinay Jain, Senior Manager, Advisory Services PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS
Victor Palli, MMCi,  Deputy Director, Healthcare IT JBS INTERNATIONAL
Chuck Kesler, MBA, Chief Information Security Officer DUKE HEALTH TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Jeff Ventimiglia, MMCi, Manager, Life Sciences Consulting COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Shelley A. Rusincovitch, Project Leader, Applied Informatics DUKE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE INSTITUTE (DTMI)
Lisa Bourget, MBA, Director, Strategy & Partnership Development DUKE MEDICINE GLOBAL
Eric Hall, MHA, Product Manager Biobank. DUKE OFFICE OF RESEARCH
Sohayla Pruitt, Senior Geospatial Scientist in the Data Warehouse DUKE CENTER FOR HEALTH INFORMATICS
Stephen Blackwelder, PhD, Chief Analytics Officer DUKE HEALTH TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Shelly Hwang, MD, Professor of Surgery DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Don Taylor, PhD, Associate Professor DUKE SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
Don Bradley, MD, Former Chief Medical Officer BLUE CROSS, BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH CAROLINA
Krishna Udayakumar, MD,MBA,  Head of Global Innovation DUKE MEDICINE
Jason Burke, MA, Senior Advisor & Faculty UNC HEALTHCARE & SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Mike Dombeck, MBA, Director R&D Strategy GLAXO SMITH KLINE
Skip Garner, PhD, Executive Director VIRGINIA BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE
David Jones, MBA, General Partner BULL CITY VENTURE PARTNERS
Sandra Danoff, MSHS, Senior Vice President, Org Transformation and Planning DUKE HEALTH SYSTEM
Jimmy Childre, MBA, MS, CEO WASHINGOTN COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Tina Feak, MSN, RN, Former CIO ONSLOW COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
Mitch Kreiger, MD, FACS, MMCIM Associate CIO CLEVELAND CLINIC
Eric Poon, MD, MPH, Chief Health Information Officer DUKE MEDICINE

Industry Events

Duke’s proximity to Research Triangle Park offers numerous opportunities to engage with industry leaders. Throughout the year, Duke-sponsored industry events provide networking opportunities with local healthcare experts.  Among the associations MMCi has been involved with are:

  • NCHIMSS         North Carolina Health Information Management Systems Society
  • NCHICA            North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance Inc.
  • NCAHQ             North Carolina Association for Healthcare Quality
  • MATRC             Mid-Atlantic Telehealth  Resource Center, Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum, Triangle mHealth Consortium