2017 Career Day

Training the next generation of mHealth investigators is another important charge taken up by the MD2K Center. In 2017, the MD2K annual meeting wrapped up with a Career Day session that gave graduate students a look at diverse career paths of several prominent and successful individuals in academia, industry, and government.

Panelists included University of Memphis President M. David Rudd, Dr. Eric Fain (formerly an executive with Abbott and St. Jude Medical), Dr. Ed Ramos (Program Director, National Institutes of Health), Dr. Susan Murphy (Professor of Statistics at Harvard and a member of the National Academies), Dr. Ida Sim (Professor of Medicine at UC-San Francisco and co-founder of Open mHealth) and Dr. Jim Rehg (Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech).

Each panelist shared their personal story, discussing the events and decisions that led them to be where they are today. A common theme was the importance of communication skills — being able to express ideas both verbally and in writing — to maintain transparency in one’s goals and achievements. They also emphasized the value of building connections and not being afraid to go in a different direction if one presents itself.

Audio recordings of each panelist are included below:




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