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Posts Tagged ‘Abdul Hakim-Shabazz’

More GirlPower Stuff

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-02-03 at 7.39.48 AMAfter 2 crazy weeks, I’m happy to report that this weekend, I’ll be cooling it, and getting back to working on #SWE3.

In the meantime, here’s a roundup of some really cool stuff for women and girls that we’ve been working on or seeing over here at the ranch the last couple of weeks.

Inside Indiana Business/Biocrossroads article on 8 Great Orgs in HIT Healthcare and STEM – many of them focused on women.

The No Limits Radio show I did (or tried to do) this week on Activism.

Interview with Abdul-Hakim Shabazz and Dave Meeker on WIBC about how to manage social media in these interesting times.

Wonder Woman stamps – now available for her 75th birthday, and great for slapping on letters to your CongressMEN about your feelings around new legislation.

Also heading over to a new podcast, (at least new to me) on Get Social Health.

Oh, and WCS Yale applications for the 2017 summer session are now open.

And the ladies of HBA are rocking! Really solid crew I am working with this year.

Rocktober Wrap Up

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Yesterday was love a red head day.  Today is love a lawyer day.  So, thanks for the double love if you’ve visited my tiny corner of the world!

It’s been crazy around here of late, and my posts have suffered for it.  But I am working out here…really!  Here’s a few things still sort of in beta, but since all of the fab 13 are cool enough to keep it on the D/L, I thought I’d share…

1. Interview with Abdul-Hakim Shabazz on drug crisis in the US and Indiana – This is a huge problem.  Sixty minutes also had a featured story last weekend on the heroin problem in our neighbor next door, Ohio.  Here are my show notes on Indiana.  Abdul stated he was going to put the interview in a couple of places soon.

If any of politicos are reading this blog, I think we need to get naloxone OTC in the 2016 legislative session in Indiana for this problem.  We also need to get more needle exchange programs up and running.  And, I think we need to stay as far away as possible from legalizing marijuana right now, because so many people state that it is the gateway to heavier drug abuse.  (I know that won’t be popular with the tax revenue generating types, but tough.)

Last but certainly not least here, my pharmacist friends are getting robbed. A lot. We are #1 in the country for pharmacy robberies  now.  Indiana pharmacists are under the gun–literally.  We need to consider stricter and longer penalties for juveniles who choose to rob pharmacists.

(BTW – if you are a pharmacist, please take 5 minutes to complete the annual Continuing Education (CE) needs assessment – it helps us figure out what programming and education we need to put together for 2016 for pharmacists.  Link is here.)

2. Global health – In one of the classes I teach, students are giving global health system presentations on several different countries around the world.  The last day is Monday.  What is so striking about this is that every country brought up thus far has had significantly lower costs, and better care (through metrics like infant mortality and life expectancy) than the U.S. It’s time to really start looking to see how other companies do healthcare.  Our system is a mess.

3. Vook reports – In the entrepreneurship in healthcare elective this week, students had to turn in 3-minute vook reports, or video book reports on one business book they read during the semester.  Then they had to comment on each other’s videos.  Great books like Lean In, Jab Jab Jab Right Hook, the 4 Hour Work Week, and Zero to One were all discussed.  After taking altMBA this summer and having this video assignment, I wanted to try it in class.  The students made it look a lot easier than it actually was to create videos!  Awesome!  Also, put up a social entrepreneurship lecture for ethics class at Butler this week too.  Last in this realm, I created my first ever business plan canvas on an idea I’m helping out Butler on…stay tuned on what that exactly is – but try the one page canvas if you have a business idea – it’s a good place to start.

4. SQL – I’m trying to learn mySQL for work.  For those of you not like Dakota and into big data, it’s relational-based data software. Think Excel on steroids, or Excel with the ability to pull multiple datasets from multiple Excel spreadsheets in queries.  Anyway, after a 2.5 hour training session today online at Coursera, my brain is a little fried.

5. Continuing Education – We almost have a new homestudy CE up for pharmacists – it’s undergoing a final review now – but here it is on immunizations.  Thanks to our speaker, Carrie Jung, for experimenting with us at the day job on this…  And our annual needs assessment is up – if you’re a pharmacist and could take 5 minutes to fill it out – I’d REALLY appreciate it!

6. ASPL – I’m speaking in Miami next week about BU Well at the American Society for Pharmacy Law annual meeting.  Super pumped, because the pharmacy law educators for the most part are pharmacists and attorneys – so they easily get the idea of law review.  Presented BU Well at the IUPUI Assessment Conference too – that went pretty well–although, I still don’t really yet know how to assess an “awesome” infographic vs. an “OK” one….

7. STEMPrincess2 – of course is coming – but surprise emails have popped into the inbox for last minute details…  And there’s the two teams of children’s books cooking at Butler – Ralphie and his insulin pump adventure, of course, and Andi, Chase and the Mysterious Case

8. Class where I’m the student – On top of ASPL in Miami next week, I’m also attending a one-day course on Presenting Data and Information, which looks like it will teach us design strategies for conveying information.  Maybe I’ll get some infographic ideas here.  Oh, yeah, and #SMDames15 is coming up on Friday, November 20th!

9. Cleaned up the 2015/16 Pharmacy Meetings Calendar and the Certifications Grid.  Super pumped about some of the meetings next year!!!

10. Other – working on some big stuff for 2016 this week too.  Stuff, unfortunately that I can’t talk about just quite yet.  But hopefully, soon…what I hope to accomplish here in 2016 is to reach a bigger audience, particularly in healthcare.  We shall see how this pans out…

So, what have you been up to?  Maybe soon we can catch up and discuss.  I’ll bring the redheaded lawyer along…

Campaigning

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Why do I feel like I’m in the middle of a campaign?  Well, because I kind of am in the middle of a campaign.  But instead of campaigning for myself, I’m campaigning for women and girls in the state of Indiana and everywhere.

I shared with my friend Abdul of Indypolitics.org this morning when he was interviewing me about these subjects that I feel like I’m the Don King of women and girls right now.  But you know what? I’ve got NO PROBLEM with getting women and girls into the spotlight.  Zero problems whatsoever.

Why?

Because we need more girls moving into stable careers for themselves (i.e. STEM), where they can SAVE themselves by having great lives without needing a man.  They can earn closer to dollar for dollar what a man makes in this country in a STEM career, and they can be ultimately, independent.

Because we need more women speaking their voices and sharing their stories to inspire other women to great heights – to leadership positions and to places we’ve never been before.  We can be what we can see.

When Abdul and I were talking this morning, I think we nailed a lot of the problems with both women and girls on the head when talking about social media.  Social media is a vehicle to debate, disrupt and potentially divide (in some cases).  However, women and girls are taught that they shouldn’t debate.  They shouldn’t discuss, and they definitely should NOT disrupt.

Maybe that’s why I love social media and see it as a force for good – not only for the technical aspects, but more for the cultural challenge and call to women and girls through social media.  Ladies, it’s TIME to discuss, debate, disrupt and yes, in some cases, even divide.  Because that’s called DEMOCRACY.  That’s what this country was founded on and by and for.

It’s TIME to step up and be fierce.  We can do it – we have the mic (social media) we just need to cue the music and start singing that tune!!!  And maybe, just maybe if we start singing, speaking and sharing our opinions, our world can be a better place.  Let’s face it – we could use the help!

p.s. The Indypolitics article will be up later this week.

Book 5: Feelin’ the Love

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The PR was officially released today on my 5th book, Indianapolis: A Young Professional’s Guide, Second Edition.  Here’s the official PR piece, and the scoop by Inside Indiana Business.

PR is nice.  But here’s what I think is nicer: when a young person actually moves into our city, gets this guide in their hands, and finds out what they want to do in order to connect in meaningful ways for him or her with this great city of Indianapolis.  That’s it.  That’s the joy to me.

Also, I dig in this second edition that I had the humbling and exciting opportunity to write about THE VERY BEST THING about Indianapolis.  What’s that you may ask?  The cupcakes at The Flying Cupcake, or Lucas Oil Stadium, or the Final Four being hosted here for men’s bball this year?  Nope.  None of that.  The very best thing of all in Indy…ready?  It’s THE PEOPLE!  THEY ARE AWESOME!

This is where I take a small time out to sincerely thank everyone who helped me with this 5th and longest book yet project:  Dorothy Albert (my mom!), Mayor Greg Ballard, Jennifer Ruby, Esq., Kate Shepherd, Jerald Harkness, Kelly Hartman, Gerry Dick, Billie Dragoo, Trevor Belden, Clare Welage, Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, Ryan Grimes, Neal Brown, Nancy Ahlrichs, Sarah Taylor, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Lynn Jenkins, Laurie Foster, Kathleen McDonald, Dr. Michael Evans, Dr. Chris Bojrab, Jessica Patterson, Andrea Crawford, Chris Russell, Rebecca Stevens, Michael Maurer, Melina Kennedy, David Certo, Erin Smith, David Seiter, Sarah Fisher, David Nijhawan, Julie Schrader, Callie Smith, Darby Casady, Ron Brumbarger, Hazel Walker, Bree Emsweller, Henry Kurkowski, Morgan Greenlee, Michael DeWeese, Dr. Elaine Voci, Carlotta Katra, Debby Brust, Diane Snyder, Bridget Gurtowsky, Dr. Julie Koehler, Dean Mary Andritz, Sharon O’Donoghue, Liz Mok, Stephanie Williams, Tina Moe, Deb Walton, Sally Fillburnn, Jill Wesley, Denise Meyer, Susie Harmless, and Pam Blevins Hinkle.

I loved the tremendous opportunity to work with each and every one of you.  This city is lucky to have you as a citizen, and I am lucky to have had the chance to work with you.  Rock stars you all are, and I look forward to the NEXT edition of the Indy Guide (IGIII), because it’s going to be even better – because YOU raised the bar on the 2nd edition!

THANK YOU, Indianapolis!  You rock!