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What I’ve Learned from Frontrunners by Mary Kurek

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It’s amazing when I look back on how many people I’ve interviewed over the last eight years.  I’ve begun keeping count of the countries in which I’ve established a rapport with a “Frontrunner.”  My definition of a Frontrunner, by the way, is a person who is out front with their ideas, innovation, activism, diplomatic service, programs, devices, and so on.  …

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Sam Adewale Innovates Solutions Before and During Disasters and Pandemics

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Sam Adewale is native to Nigeria but currently lives in the United States working through his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University with a devoted interest in public health. Sam is also a social entrepreneur who is a founding team member of a couple of programs aimed at helping those in need during disaster situations. But, this 2x winner of the …

Fill Your Mind with Namara – OCD and the COVID Pandemic – a conversation with Chaitali Sinha

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Ever wondered how a pandemic can cause an increase in OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) victims ? Today’s interview is with Chaitali Sinha who is going to talk about her journey with poetry and how it helped her with her mental health as well as the concept of OCD and how it has grown rapidly throughout the COVID 19 pandemic. With …

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Joe Hamel is the US Government’s Secret Innovation Weapon in the War Against Major Health Disasters

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Joe Hamel is the Director of Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) for Innovation and Industrial Base Expansion (IBx) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He received his BA in molecular biology from Colgate University and his MS in biotechnology from John Hopkins University. Prior to joining the ASPR, Hamel worked as a …

Gen. John Bartrum Combines Innovation with Strategy to Solve Huge Public Health Challenges

In Health, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Brig. Gen. John Bartrum has had a long and illustrious history as a senior executive in the corporate world and the US Federal Government as well as the Air Force Reserve working from a leadership mind to find solutions to some of the most challenging problems we find in today’s world.  One space where he has developed sought-after expertise is …

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Claus Risager: Disrupting the Chain of Infection Using Robotics

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By Robin Smith, Co-Editor The potential for robots to safely perform environmental cleanup tasks from ocean floors to hospital sterile spaces is boundless. Potential applications are still being explored and implemented around the globe. Among the chief pioneers of this frontier, making great strides toward helping to make the world a cleaner place in the most fundamental ways and moving …

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FDA Approval to Use Stem Cell Therapy for COVID-19 Patients Under Compassionate Use Program

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Deven Patel is President and CEO of Giostar (Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research).  Deven is no stranger to Frontrunners Innovate, regularly bringing us updates on stem cell therapies and trials as they move closer to their goal of the world’s largest clinical trial.  During the pandemic, however, Giostar turned its attention toward solutions that could help those …

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IBM Watson Health’s Blockchain Solution to Pandemic Supply Chain Chaos

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By Mary Kurek, Publisher, Frontrunners Innovate It’s sometime in April 2020, and I get an email from a member of our Frontrunners League sub-group,  Women Leaders in Blockchain. The outreach came from Shawnna Hoffman, Global Blockchain Offering Leader, IBM Watson Health who was telling me about a new project that she and Mark Treshock, IBM’s Blockchain Solutions Leader for Healthcare …

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Lisa Morales-Hellebo: Pioneering Supply Chain Solutions Through Technology and Design Thinking

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Lisa Morales-Hellebo has spent the last 25 years in technology as a student of design-thinking, straight out of the doors of Carnegie Mellon in 1995. But, what she was before that was a fashion aficionado…not just clothes…but, the entire industry.  Honestly, she still owns that infatuation, but there’s much more to her story. Lisa is a VC, a product strategist, …

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Frontrunners League Members with Pandemic Solutions

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The following are some of our Frontrunners League members (from our innovator and expert network connected to the Frontrunners Innovate Magazine) who are providing some globally available solutions for situations caused by the pandemic.  If you’d like to reach out to any of these members, we are happy to introduce you.  Please email Shower to Go (Large Body Wipes) …