Dr. Albright took part in the launching of the Bloomberg Harvard CIty Leadership Initiative on July 17th and 18th at Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City with 40 mayors from around the country and the world. She was asked by Bloomberg to write a piece for their blog describing some of her key insights. You can read it here.
Hollis L. Albright, MD ’31 Annual Symposium
David M. Altshuler, MD ’90, PhD ’90
Executive Vice President, Global Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Laurie H. Glimcher, AB ’72, MD ’76
President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
George Q. Daley, AB ’82, MD ’91, PhD
Dean, Harvard Medical School
Presentation: 2017 Albright Scholar Award: Irene Y. Zhang, HMS 2017
Dr. Albright spoke of the accomplishments of MIT Collaborative Initiatives over the past thirteen years. Based on the successful completion of systems based projects on Acute Ischemic Stroke, Childhood Obesity, Post-Traumatic Stress in the Active Military and the ongoing Clinical Trials project; as well as 8 New Models meetings and 3 Albright Challenges, Dr. Albright will focus on encouraging others to apply systems thinking principals and widespread collaboration to address complex issues.
Dr. Albright joins the Executive Advisory Board of World.Minds. World.Minds' "goal is to improve the quality of our decisions as private individuals, as role models and as citizens of this planet – and to inspire others to do so."
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During the first week of November, 17 "rising leaders" from around the country gathered at MIT for the 2015 Albright Challenge. MIT Collaborative Inititiatives welcomed new Sponsors, Ahold USA and Cisco, who joined Lead Sponsor Coca-Cola and IBM to make this year's Challenge possible. The 2015 Albright Challenge focused on the unique opportunities posed by a rapidly aging population - with emphasis on living "better" not just longer.
MIT-CI celebrates 10 Years! 96 leaders from a broad range of backgrounds gathered at the Whitehead Institute to help mark the tenth year of MIT Collaborative Inititiatives. The day was focused on advances in the science, delivery and business of healthcare over the past decade and where we are headed. The morning session was facilitated by Linda Hill from Harvard Business School (HBS) and led by a panel including Bob Langer, Don Ingber, Rick Young and Nick Wagle. In the afternoon, facilitated by Bill Sahlman of HBS, discussion moved to the business of healthcare with an introductory panel including Don Berwick, Dana Safran and Tom Feeley. During lunch the group was treated to a brief glimpse into the work of five researchers working on the frontiers of healthcare: Jing-Ke Weng (Whitehead Institute), Gio Traverso (Langer Lab, MIT Koch Institute), Todd Coleman (UC San Diego); Col Todd Rasmussen (USAF, US Combat Casualty Care Research Program) and Anna Waterhouse (Wyss Institute.) Video and transcript will be available on the New Models Project Page shortly.
On May 6, 2015 Dr. Albright spoke to a gathering of Graduate Students as a part of the MIT Presidential Fellows Lecture series.
On November 1, MIT-CI officially launched the Clinical Trials System Project. The project, being done in partnership with a research team from the Systems Institute at Johns Hopkins University led by Dr. Takuru Igusa and the design leadership of Enrique Martinez, will focus on getting drugs to patients who need them in a timely and efficient manner. As with our other projects, this project will take a broad perspective view looking at the system and recognizing and working with other organizations who are doing great work addressing individual components of the process. Current Strategic Advisors to the project include, Clayton Christenson, Elazer Edelman, MD, Robert Langer, T.E. Schlesinger, Lawrence Summers and Maria Zuber. Funding was lead by a $1 million dollar challenge grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies.
dmi: design leadership conference; Lab Culture: Dr. Albright, Speaker with Scott Kirsher, Author & Journalist Session: "From Surgical Lab to Design Lab, the Unexpected Power of Unique Collaborations."
Nanobiosym Global Initiatve Summit in collaboration with Scientific American on the Harvard University Campus. Dr. Albright presented in a panel titled "Fixing" the America Healthcare System" and, with Dr. Anita Goel, Chairman and CEO, Nanobiosym, facilitated "The ROAD Ahead" open discussion
MIT-CI held the second Albright Challenge, bringing a new group of Participants together in Cambridge, MA. This year's topic centered on the confict and opportunity new technology focused on gathering individual data brings to existing systems, particularly education and healthcare.
The 2014 Albright Challenge was sponsored by thought leaders; The Coca-Cola Company, State Street, Nexenta and IBM.
Researcher earns U.S. Army’s “Outstanding Civilian Service” award for helping restructure medical care.
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
August 5, 2014
Jayakanth Srinivasan, a research scientist in the Organizational Studies Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, received the U.S. Army's "Outstanding Civilian Service" award for the work he has done through the Post-Traumatic Stress Innovation Project, initiated by MIT-CI.
New Models 6 On October 30, a group of thought leaders gathered to continue the discussion on Log-Jams. This session was titled Log Jams: A Springboard to Innovation. The day included brief presentations by Lars Albright, Norm Augustine and Robert Langer, PhD as well as an ongoing report out of the first Albright Challenge. The majority of the day was spent in facilitated discussion among the entire group led by Amy Edmondson, PhD of the Harvard Business School in the morning and Scott Stern, PhD and Georgina Campbell Flatter, Sm, MEng of MIT's Sloan School of Management in the afternoon.
MIT-CI hosted a second gathering of the 2013 Albright Challenge Participants in Cambridge. After working together virtually through the summer, the group came together to polish their recommendations in preparation for the October 30 New Models meeting.
Phase 1 of the 2013 Albright Challenge was held in Cambridge at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. 18 Participants from across the country gathered together for an intense 5 day session. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, State Street, Dell-Wyse Corporation and EMC Corporation.
MIT Collaborative Initiatives hosted New Models 5 – Breaking Log Jams II in Washington D.C. Hosted by NationalJournalLive, the meeting was a follow-up to the discussion held in Cambridge on November 29, 2011. This meeting focused on examples of log jams, some that have been overcome and some that are still posing a challenge. 80 innovation leaders from medicine, business, military, and academia attended.
State Street Inno-talk Series Inaugural presentation: Tenley E. Albright, MD, Director MIT Collaborative Initiatives; James S. Phalen, Executive Vice President and head of Global Operations, Technology & Product Development, State Street and Madge Meyers, Chief Innovation Officer, State Street discuss Innovation.
MIT Collaborative Initiatives hosted New Models 5 – Breaking Log Jams meeting at new MIT Medial Lab. Sponsored by State Street Corporation the meeting featured 85 innovation leaders from medicine, business, military, and academia and included keynote speeches from Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farms; Admiral Michael Mullen; and the Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City.
Dr. Albright received the Jack Valenti: Friend of the White House Fellows Award for her “exemplary commitment and sustained support of the White House Fellows program” through which “she has directed her energies and enthusiasm for excellence through empowering individuals and encouraging their participation in a broad range of issues and forums.”
NEWS RELEASE MIT Collaborative Initiatives (MIT-CI) and the Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute, Columbia University (UDL) Announce Completion of a Three-Year Look at Nation’s Obesity Crisis: National Food System Infrastructure Identified as a Primary Culprit (PDF).
Dr. Albright attended Washington Post sponsored sustainable agriculture conference The Future of Food at Georgetown University with Keynote Address by The Prince of Wales and participated in small private group meeting with Prince Charles and other leaders in the NGO and Corporate fields.
On the second evening of HDL Global 2010, Helsinki Design Lab (HDL) honored Tenley E. Albright, MD for her leadership in advancing a better approach toward solving large-scale societal challenges.
Says HDL, “We believe that our future depends on our ability to break down today’s informational silos in order to address large-scale societal challenges from a more holistic perspective—a process called strategic design. This will require that longstanding institutions—governments, universities, corporations—learn to be flexible, to adapt to the new demands that today’s world presents. First as a figure skater and Olympic gold medalist, then as a renowned surgeon, and now as the director of the MIT Collaborative Initiatives, Dr. Tenley Albright personally embodies this ability to change, to innovate from within. In her work today, Dr. Albright not only forges a path toward the development of realistic solutions to the most critical global challenges; she also serves as a leader uniting this important, emerging community of strategic designers and the decision-makers who rely on them.”
Helsinki Design Lab and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, hosted HDL Global 2010, an international gathering of the world’s top designers and decision makers in Helsinki, Finland. The Collaborative Initiatives’ Tenley Albright and Ken Kaplan were among ten American invitees who joined global leaders from the public and private sectors as well as renowned international designers for a cross-discipline examination of the world’s most pressing large-scale challenges. Areas of focus included climate change, education, and caring for our aging populations. HDL 2010 was not a thought experiment, but a demonstration of the power of design as a strategic tool. Participants tackled concrete, existing problems, and decision makers in Finland will go on to see these projects through to prototype and delivery.
MIT Collaborative Initiatives, in partnership with MIT LEAN Advancement Initiative, led by Deborah Nightingale, Professor of the Practice for Engineering Systems and Aeronautics and Astronautics, kicks off a system-based analysis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“Shaking it Up, Making it Last: A Real Food System For All”
June 15-18, 2010
SAFSF 8th annual forum
Dr. Albright, Ken Kaplan, and Kubi Ackerman of the MIT/Columbia National Integrated Regional Food System (NIRF) Team; Fred Kirschenmann, President, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Project Advisor and Dr. Reed Tuckson, Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group; member, Board of Directors, United Health Foundation and Funder of the MIT/Columbia Team’s Childhood Obesity project.
Former Senator Tom Daschle has agreed to join the Advisory Group for the forthcoming MIT Collaborative Initiatives/Columbia University National Integrated Regional Food System: A New Model for Health (NIRF) project. He joins an illustrious group of Advisors which includes Michael Pollen, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells and Ray Goldberg among others.
Social Enterprise Alliance
Plenary Session: Engaging all Sectors — Can systems thinking help us gain traction? A cross-sector approach to tackling the challenges.
Ken Kaplan, Chief Strategy Officer MIT Collaborative Initatives participated on a panel with Alan Webber, Founding Editor, Fast Company Magazine (Moderator), and Rosanne Haggerty, President & Founder, Common Ground.
Almaden Institute 2010
Smarter Health through Modeling and Simulation
On the Front Lines of the Food Revolution, Presentation by Dr. Tenley Albright with Fedele Bauccio, CEO Bon Appetite Management Group
On Tuesday, April 13, 2010 MIT Collaborative Initiatives held a briefing on Capitol Hill during which Marco Steinberg, former Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Current Director of Strategic Design for the Finnish Innovation Fund, explained the power of strategic design in decision-making and presented his work on the Stroke Pathways project.
Dr. Albright participated in the White House Childhood Obesity Forum on April 9, 2010. The Forum was an opportunity for the White House team to bring together experts to discuss opportunities for combating childhood obesity.