Usc speed dating
The five – Sarah Ingersoll and Andrea Kovacs from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Julie Tilson from biokinesiology and physical therapy, and Mike Nichols and Walter Wolf from the School of Pharmacy – will use the seed money to start development of an electronic medical record system for local families affected by HIV.Currently available at only a small percentage of health care providers, such a system could alert clinicians to harmful drug interactions or make real-time treatment and referral suggestions.
He noted that changes in communications technology have reduced opportunities for random face-to-face conversations.Last month’s experiment focused on health care at the suggestion of Randolph Hall, vice provost for research advancement, whose office hosted the event.Hall picked the topic because health care reform is likely to be a major research and policy focus in coming years.The March 27 event at the Davidson Conference Center worked as intended.Participants voted on projects hatched during the morning speed-dating phase and awarded a $17,000 Zumberge grant to five researchers who had barely met previously.Speed dating without romance is like a presentation without Powerpoint: unusual, but not without potential.
Stripped of their customary slides and paired up for 90-second conversations, two dozen faculty members mingled on a recent Friday in a speed-dating session with a serious goal: to make new research partnerships.
“It was surprisingly effective.” The idea came from Steven Goodman and Peggy Mc Laughlin, co-chairs of the subcommittee on collaboration of the University Research Committee.
“We were supposed to create a conventional retreat that would discuss the important issues and barriers that are involved in having people collaborate,” Goodman recalled.
Endowments like the Crispus Attucks Wright Law Scholarship and the Judge Dickran Tevrizian Scholarship have allowed students to pursue their law school dreams at the USC Gould School of Law.
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Dating Trojans aims to counter the impersonal matchmaking system in popular dating apps like Tinder and instead provide an authentic space for individuals to meet.