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MILI Upcoming Events

The ROI of Investing in Social Determinants of Health

Webinar: September 22, 4:00-5:00 pm CT

Kurt Waltenbaugh, Founder & CEO of Carrot Health Inc., will examine how business investments in the drivers of social determinants of health (SDoH) can lead to reductions in overall health care costs. During this webinar, Mr. Waltenbaugh will discuss research and programs at Carrot Health targeting consumer health behavior and outcomes including data needs, how emergency department super-utilization and readmission rates are affected by SDoH, how Carrot Health addresses bias, and the steps they take to minimize health inequities.   


Advanced registration is required.


MILI Kickoff

Webinar: October 6, 5:00-6:15 pm CT

Celebrate with the MILI community as we kick-off the academic year with MILI Executives in Residence, Affiliates, students, and more!  New to MILI? Learn about the opportunities that MILI offers including experiential learning, mentoring, MBA and Undergraduate student associations, and career development.  


Advanced registration is required. 



MILI Past Events

The Coventor: Its Development, Implications, & Lessons Learned

The leaders of the Coventor team from the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, UnitedHealth Group, Medtronic, and Boston Scientific joined MILI Academic Director, Prof. Pinar Karaca-Mandic, to tell the story of the Coventor's development, discussed key factors to its success, examined implications moving forward, and reflected on the lessons learned.

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Recorded August 3, 2020


The Future of Healthcare: What Will it Look Like? Who Will Lead It? 

MILI Academic Director, Prof. Pinar Karaca-Mandic, moderated a two-part session discussing COVID-19 and the future of healthcare. Prof. Karaca-Mandic had a conversation with Dr. Eva Enns, a leading decision scientist at the University of Minnesota who helped create the Minnesota COVID model. Prof. Karaca-Mandic then led a 60-minute discussion with a panel of healthcare experts from UnitedHealthcare, Optum, and Mayo Clinic to explore the future of healthcare. 

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Recorded July 21, 2020


Business of Healthcare Information Session

Prof. Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Academic Director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) at Carlson, presented an informational session for undergraduate students to learn about the new undergrad Business of Healthcare minor and opportunities with MILI.  Watch the recorded webinar for an overview of the Business of Healthcare minor and courses, and hear from the presidents of MILIu (MILI undergraduate student association) and MILIsa (MILI graduate student association). 

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Recorded May 6, 2020


Social Determinants of Health Symposium 

Join MILI for presentations from industry experts on unique best practices and a panel discussion on the Social & Business Value of Measuring and Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) in the health care system. 

SDoH shape the well-being and health of individuals, impact health equity, and drive a large fraction of healthcare costs.  While a growing number of public and private initiatives emphasize SDoH, they are executed in silos. There is a need to better connect the healthcare system to social services and public initiatives within a community context. 

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Recorded April 27, 2020


UMN Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition

The University of Minnesota hosted its first health data competition.  The goal of the competition was to promote interdisciplinary dialogue around real-world healthcare challenges and provide innovative solutions using data science tools and methodologies.  This event encouraged graduate students across the Twin Cities campus to practice, enhance, and showcase their understanding of real-world healthcare problems and their abilities to solve them with innovative use of data science.  Students were asked to explore the Minnesota Department of Health's newly released pharmaceutical use and cost files from the MN All Payer Claims Database with the goal of generating innovative insights and recommendations pertaining to rising drug costs. 

Visit the Health Data Competition website to watch the winning teams' presentations. 

Presented April 24, 2020


MILI Lecture Series featuring Ralph Hall, JD

The Constitutionality of the ACA - Current Status, Implications, and Next Steps

Recently, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision by a federal district court that the minimum essential coverage provision, a key element of the Affordable Care Act, is unconstitutional.  The appellate court also addressed the question of severability - namely what other aspects of the ACA, if any, are also invalid as a result of the unconstitutionality of the individual mandate. Remember that the district court had held that all of the ACA is invalid as a result of the unconstitutionality of the individual mandate. The appellate court, however, held that a more nuanced assessment of severability is needed and remanded the case back to the district court.  The Supreme Court has now said that it will hear the case.   

Join Ralph Hall, JD, as he discussed the constitutional issues raised by this case, current implications, and possible resolutions. 

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Recorded March 23, 2020


Healthcare Research Bytes Webinar Series

In our February webinar, Prof. Hannah Neprash joined Prof. Pinar Karaca-Mandic in a conversation about Prof. Neprash's new publication on how physician workforce turnover contributes to changes in physician organizations. 

Visit the Healthcare Research Bytes series website to register for upcoming webinars and to view past webinars. 

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