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Posts Tagged ‘healthcare’

#Manbassadors

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Fielding lots of questions on the #Manbassadors panel. Here’s my 90 second spot on attending 6/13/17 in Indianapolis. I hope to see you there!

Here’s the link to registration – grab your tickets!

Writing to Enhance Your Professional Brand

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-13 at 11.40.03 AMOops. I just realized I didn’t share the 2-part Pharmacy Podcast series with you, my fab 13, on writing!

If I had a nickel for every time I got asked about this one, I’d be a rich lady. Now, I can just point them to this very post – enjoy this two part series for free with my dear friend and mentor, Dr. Elaine Voci!

Part I

Part II

Enjoy!  And let me know via twitter (@ErinLAlbert) if there’s anything else you’d like to hear about writing and professionalism, particularly in healthcare!

What I’m Working on 3Q14

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

I like this whole accountability thing by posting what I’m up to each quarter of 2014.  And, not to mention it is flying by like no one’s business.  So, better hop to it and share with you what I’m up to for 3Q14, so you can hold my proverbial feet to the fire! Ready?

1. #SMDames14 #Indy #FAIL – Yes, the Social Media Dames are heading back to Indy, back by popular demand, on November 20, 2014 (the Thursday before Turkey Day, just like last year).  This year, we’re cooking up a theme of “FAILURE” around the talks.  (Oh. Yeah. I could easily come up with 18 talks of my very own in that realm – with or without social media involved. Ugh!) BUT–my friends, we have to get the moose on the table and start talking failure; otherwise, how are we ever to learn from our mistakes?  (Here’s the little trailer…)

2. Development of a first for me – an open access journal – While I’ve written 7 adult books and one children’s book, the one thing I haven’t done is develop a peer reviewed journal from scratch.  Thanks to the Butler Innovation Fund, I now have the challenge of figuring out how to do this, in our creative commons resource at BU. It will be around #STEM #healthcare and #innovation, and it WILL be different than all the other journals out there, if it is the last thing that I do. Pray for me, people, on this one because I can’t really find that many peeps in my network who have been there, done that on this one…sigh…

3.  Barcelona and Bilbao planning – Sorry, sistah has to fly the coop this year.  I try to get away outside the US at least once per year, and this year’s trip is going to be epic!!!

4.  Column for Pharmacy Careers – Part of Pharmacy Times is an ePub called Pharmacy Careers – and I’m writing a column for them this coming academic year.  If you’re a pharmacist doing something weird or cool professionally, tell me, so I can get you in the cue. If you’re a pharmacist, read the column for some inspiration – I’m going to do my best to go as weird as possible on it.

5.  AACP Professional Affairs Committee – Geeking out on future of pharmacy stuff in DC this fall (although, I’m still not sure who put me up for this…but I’m sure it will be fun).

Of course there are other shenanigans, like:

…and all this could be up for grabs–because who knows what the future holds?  That’s my favorite thing about the future…the unknown…!

Teachers From the Universe Sometimes Dress Well, Even If Odd

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

OK, this post is brought to you by the weirdness of the universe.

You know how when you go on a learning quest and you start running into everything around whatever it is that you’re trying to learn, but prior to wanting to learn about it, you didn’t hear about it anywhere?  Yeah, I’m experiencing a little of that this week, as I prepare for – of all things – attempting to get a new class started for next fall.

Of all people the universe has brought to me on this learning quest–you’d think it might be a healthcare professional (since the class has something to do with healthcare), or in the sciences, or something else in my area(s) of chosen professions–like pharmacy, law or even entrepreneurship.  Did the universe bring me said teacher?

No.

Instead, the teacher, of all people, is Linda Fargo.

Who is Linda Fargo, you may ask?

Well, just Google her.  She’s a VP of merchandising at Bergdorf Goodman’s.

Huh?

Yeah. Exactly – not the person I was thinking of.

But, I think I finally caught up with the message that the universe was trying to bring me through this eccentric choice of teachers for me.  (And I truly mean no offense to Ms. Fargo–she’s got a great haircut, and far more style in one of her pinkies than I’ll ever have in my entire being.)  But–as I Googled her, the one thing she discussed that stuck with me was – risk.

A reporter that was interviewing her admired her for her taking ‘fashion’ risks in what she wore. However, she replied that she felt she didn’t take ENOUGH risk in her choices.

Are we all taking enough risk?

The tipping point was seeing Bergdorf’s contest on dressing Ms. Fargo through Twitter, if you’re curious – but I did pin her the other day on Pinterest as well, because of her hair.

My point?  Teachers aren’t always obvious in your life. They’re not always in classroom either. Sometimes, they are in books.  Sometimes, they are online.  Sometimes, the universe sends you weird packages, just so you unwrap them and be sure to get the message.  I’m just posting this in the hope that we all pay a little more attention to what the universe is trying to tell us – myself included.

We Interrupt the #STEMPrincess Project…

Friday, October 18th, 2013

…for another acclaimed episode of…Did the #STEMPrincess grow up and really live happily ever after?

Today, we feature Dr. Nichole Wilson at Community Health Network.  Hear her story, and remember – we can be what we can see!  Let’s make sure our girls and our boys are able to see all options for careers moving forward!

Studio (i) Interview: The #STEMPrincess Project Goes Across Indiana

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Really grateful to my friends over at Inside Indiana Business, who not only allowed us to discuss the plight of girls, STEM and Indiana in digital print, but now, VIDEO!  If the video link doesn’t take you directly to the #STEMPrincess video on Studio (i) – just look for the orange title of the book “The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet STEM.”

If the stats don’t disturb you after watching this video, I don’t know what will.  We should not rest until we’ve done what we can to get this book into the hands of girls across the state to get them fired up about STEM.  Please consider contributing to the project, and regardless, support girls and boys EVERYWHERE who are interested in learning more about STEM – encourage them wherever you go, and whatever you do.

Puppies & Dresses

Friday, November 7th, 2008

I’m finding it astounding that the press/media in the current haze of the US is focused on two things:

1. hypo-allergenic puppies for the oval office
2. what dress the President-elect’s wife wears

Some states are nearing 9% unemployment, GM is burning cash at astounding rates, the stock market is still as volatile as Midwest weather in December, and there are millions of people in this country with no healthcare.  Dear President-elect:  You own change.gov; why not open up a contest for Americans to comment and bring ideas on healthcare, the economy, alternative energy (to name a few?)  And dear media: can we focus on figuring out how to SOLVE our country’s problems rather than just restating the problems and stuff that means absolutely nothing to the majority in this country?

I promise to stop ranting about politics, but main stream media just isn’t giving me (and many other common-sense Americans) a choice.

Here’s one example: alt. energy.  Why the heck can’t figure out how to build an engine that burns on trash? Here’s another: why don’t we reward people for getting off their chairs and exercising and not smoking? Why can’t we offer a tax credit or refund for people who are trying to educate themselves on starting and owning a small business?