Upgrade Your Learning: Social Media Week with Mayo Clinic

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 3 years since I joined the advisory team at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media. The opportunity to collaborate and educate healthcare organizations on the constantly changing digital/social media landscape continues to be a privilege. That’s why I’m super excited about this year’s events at Social Media […]

Hip Hop Doc Heads to Uganda: ICT and Culture

The following guest post is written by Dr. Rani Whitfield – also known as the Tha Hip Hop Doc. This post chronicles his recent trip to Uganda to discuss telemedicine’s impact in Africa as well as other observations. It’s been just over six weeks since my return from Uganda and I can’t shake the country’s […]

Gearing Up for Food Day 2012

The second annual Food Day, the nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food, is just months away. Food Day is October 24 every year. Food Day brings together organizations and individuals working on food issues as varied as hunger, nutrition, agriculture policy, animal welfare, and farmworker justice. Last year, some events were large in scale, […]

Reverse Innovation: Recap + Resources from SXSW

Last week in Austin, TX was an amazing time at South by Southwest (SXSW). Apart from catching up with colleagues and friends that I don’t usually get to see on a regular basis, I just felt more apart of the “what’s around the corner” vibe that originally brought me to the event. This was partly […]

Smokers Wanted. Lit2Quit: A mobile game for smoking reduction

  If you’ve ever smoked, and tried to quit, chances are you know how much fun quitting, and quit attempts, aren’t. The cravings, the mood swings, the weight gain – ugh! What if quitting smoking was fun instead? Funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Program grant, Lit2Quit is a mobile game that aims to help smokers reduce […]