MILI offers students innovative training, knowledge, and experiences through industry specific courses and unique, hands-on evaluations of emerging technologies from around the globe. Our medical industry specialization draws on the diverse expertise of University of Minnesota researchers working in scientific, technical, legal, and ethical areas and leverages our state’s concentration of top-tier companies to create the next generation of leaders.

In turn, MILI offers national and international firms access to the rigorous intellectual community we have established: brilliant faculty with industry experience and academic accolades and focused, promising students who work to bring their expertise to bear on market evaluations, industry problems, and cutting-edge policy conversations.

MILI’s unsurpassed faculty, industry affiliates, National Industry Council, and students are shaping the medical industry at every level.



National Industry Council

The National Industry Council is comprised of senior level executives from national medical firms as well as banking and consulting firms with strong connections to the medical industry. The National Industry Council provides support to MILI, its mission, and to the Carlson School by providing leadership in several key areas:

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Executive in Residence

The Executive in Residence Program invites highly accomplished leaders from the public, private, or nonprofit sector to enhance the academic environment of MILI by sharing their professional expertise.  The goal is to meld three of MILI's primary goals.  First, provide a resource to help students bridge the gaps between academia and the business world into which so many of them will launch. Second, they will help develop and foster outreach efforts. Finally, the Executives will strengthen MILI’s international efforts.

Read more about each Executive in Residence


Stephen T. Parente, PhD
Director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute
Professor and Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance, Department of Finance
Jessica Haupt 
Director, MILI & Industry Initiatives