MILI Events


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MILI Upcoming Events

Business of Healthcare Minor Information Session

May 6, 2020, 12:00 - 12:30 pm 

Join Prof. Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Academic Director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) at Carlson, for an informational session to learn about the new undergrad Business of Healthcare minor and opportunities with MILI.  During the session, you will get an overview of the Business of Healthcare minor and courses, have your questions answered, and hear from the presidents of MILIu (MILI undergraduate student association) and MILIsa (MILI graduate student association). 

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MILI Past Events

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. 


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, to discuss the constitutional issues raised by this case, current implications, and possible resolutions. 

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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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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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