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Conversations featuring researchers, innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, community builders, and thought leaders who are improving the human condition in their own backyard and across the globe.

The Commons Wexford Science & Technology

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Conversations featuring researchers, innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, community builders, and thought leaders who are improving the human condition in their own backyard and across the globe.

    Episode 3: Design Thinking for Healthcare - An Interview with David McDonald

    Episode 3: Design Thinking for Healthcare - An Interview with David McDonald

    David McDonald is a healthcare anthropologist and entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of LIFT a research and design agency focused on patient engagement and empowerment. His firm helps healthcare and life science companies better understand the people they seek to serve by approaching product marketing and patient education & empowerment through a human-centered lens. 
    In June, he published his first book, What’s Their Story? Anthropology, Design Thinking, and the Rebirth of Healthcare Marketing. 
    The value of a patient-centered approach to healthcare design and strategy is clear, yet many healthcare professionals lack a fundamental understanding of the principles that foster stakeholder understanding important to better outcomes, clinically and economically. In this book, David McDonald shares insights imperative to illuminating patient realities and designing impactful patient experiences. Without the concepts presented in this book, healthcare professionals genuinely interested in the human condition are flying blind. 

    There has never been a better time to define context around what it means to advocate on behalf of the patient. In this timely book, McDonald illuminates the biopsychosocial model and tackles the value of design and anthropology in patient education and empowerment—bringing an important conversation to the forefront with fresh and compelling perspectives. You’ll learn a brief history of the patient-centered concept and begin to understand two important tools that fuel stakeholder understanding: anthropology and design thinking.

    • 27 min
    Episode 2: Racial Equity and Real Estate with Kirk Sykes

    Episode 2: Racial Equity and Real Estate with Kirk Sykes

    The Commons host Tom Osha and Wexford Science & Technology Chief Community Officer, Travis Sheridan, cover a wide range of questions regarding racial equity, social justice, and economic mobility with Kirk Sykes, Managing Director of Accordia Partners, LLC, a Boston based real estate investment and development company. 
    Sykes is also a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where he was instrumental in creating the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. The conversation also explores opportunities and programs for making real estate development a more inclusive industry.

    • 30 min
    Bonus Episode: Great Talent Seeks Great Places: Conversations with Thomas Schumann, Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Doug Woodruff, Wexford Science & Technology

    Bonus Episode: Great Talent Seeks Great Places: Conversations with Thomas Schumann, Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Doug Woodruff, Wexford Science & Technology

    As part of the BIO International Conference taking place this week – as a virtual set of webinars and video meetings – The Commons interviewed several members of the Phoenix bio ecosystem to learn more about the research, resources, and opportunities taking place in this rapidly emerging life science and biotechnology ecosystem.
    Here is the full interview with Thomas Schumann, Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, Gateway Community College, and Doug Woodruff, Senior Vice President and Western Region Executive, Wexford Science & Technology.

    Additional Resources:

    Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation
    CEI LabForce

    Wexford Science & Technology
    850 N. 5th Street Brochure

    • 28 min
    Bonus Episode: An Entrepreneur's View of Phoenix: A Conversation with Steve Potts, CEO of Oncomyx

    Bonus Episode: An Entrepreneur's View of Phoenix: A Conversation with Steve Potts, CEO of Oncomyx

    As part of the BIO International Conference taking place this week – as a virtual set of webinars and video meetings – The Commons interviewed several members of the Phoenix bio ecosystem to learn more about the research, resources, and opportunities taking place in this rapidly emerging life science and biotechnology ecosystem.
    Here is the full interview with Oncomyx Therapeutics CEO, Steve Potts.

    Additional Resources:

    Oncomyx Therapeutics

    • 20 min
    Bonus Episode: Arizona State University - An Engine for Innovation: A Conversation with ASU's Rick Naimark

    Bonus Episode: Arizona State University - An Engine for Innovation: A Conversation with ASU's Rick Naimark

    As part of the BIO International Conference taking place this week – as a virtual set of webinars and video meetings – The Commons interviewed several members of the Phoenix bio ecosystem to learn more about the research, resources, and opportunities taking place in this rapidly emerging life science and biotechnology ecosystem.
    Here is the full interview with Arizona State University's Rick Naimark, Associate Vice President for Program Development Planning.

    Additional Resources:
    Arizona State University
    ASU Biodesign Institute

    • 23 min
    Bonus Episode: Phoenix is BIO: A Conversation with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego & Econ Dev Director, Christine Mackay

    Bonus Episode: Phoenix is BIO: A Conversation with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego & Econ Dev Director, Christine Mackay

    As part of the BIO International Conference taking place this week – as a virtual set of webinars and video meetings – The Commons interviewed several members of the Phoenix bio ecosystem to learn more about the research, resources, and opportunities taking place in this rapidly emerging life science and biotechnology ecosystem.
    Here is the full interview with Phoenix Mayor, Kate Gallego, and Community and Economic Development Director, Christine Mackay.

    Additional Resources:
    Phoenix BIO OverviewPhoenix: Where newcomers connect and thrive2020 BIO Digital International Convention City of Phoenix Delegates/Companies

    • 28 min

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