NEWDIGS New Drug Develpmt ParadIGmS Initiative: Catalyzing the Transformation of Healthcare Innovation
Speaker: Gigi Hirsch, CBI, MIT
Date: Wednesday, December 5 2012
Time: 2:45PM to 3:45PM
Contact: Esmeralda Barreiro , 617 324-9640, email@example.comRelevant URL:
MIT’s New Drug Development Paradigms (NEWDIGS) program, led by the Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI), is a unique, collaborative learning and innovation environment. NEWDIGS focused on system-level change in drug discovery, development, and delivery. Participants describe NEWDIGS as many things: a think and do tank; an ecosystem-based process design laboratory; an incubator for system-level advances. A key premise is that major, complex challenges in healthcare cannot be solved by a single organization or market sector. This seminar will provide an overview of NEWDIGS and details on its first research module focused on catalyzing the evolution of pharmaceutical regulation.
Dr. Hirsch brings nearly 30 years of clinical and business experience in the healthcare industry to MIT’s Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI). She joined CBI in March 2006 as Senior Advisor, and became Executive Director in 2007. Her current efforts at CBI are focused largely on leading New Drug Development Paradigms (NEWDIGS), a unique collaboration focused on transforming the global healthcare innovation system to deliver greater value to all stakeholders and to ensure its sustainability. Dr. Hirsch has held a number of leadership roles that leverage her broad clinical background (internal medicine, emergency medicine, and psychiatry) along with her passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and improving patient care. Prior to joining CBI, she served as Director of Academic and Professional Relations in a biopharmaceutical company (Millennium Pharmaceuticals), and was founder and CEO of a boutique entrepreneurial venture (MD IntelliNet) that spun out of an academic research and consulting firm that she founded in partnership with Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Hirsch completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, and practiced full-time Emergency Medicine for nearly five years at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 1992-1997. She previously held appointments in Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brown University after receiving her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati in 1981.
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