The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center played matchmaker recently, hosting a scientific “speed-dating” event to match surgeons with engineers based on mutual interests in solving real-world medical problems.
The event featured many of the surgeons that are part of the Department of Surgery faculty.
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Speed Dating was created to facilitate networking between Content Creators and Exhibitors/Sponsors.
We are excited to be hosting New Media Expo at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
We will be providing our attendees with an opportunity to connect with each other through the use of Presdo Match.
“We want to solve real-world problems to improve people’s lives,” said Nancy Allbritton, MD, Ph D, a professor and chair of the Joint UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Although the techniques for speed dating and speed networking can be similar – individuals paired or grouped together for the purpose of introduction – the practices differ in their end goals.
It was launched to encourage collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
“We’re eager to see what comes out of this new initiative, and hopefully this will help build the spirit of collaboration between institutions,” said UNC Lineberger Director Norman Sharpless, MD, the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research. The Joint UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering and UNC School of Medicine Department of Surgery also contributed additional funding.
I give a brief introduction/explanation of what we are going to be doing (see attached handout) and then “start the timer.”From there, it goes like this…Round One (10 minutes) – Students READ the prompt they have been given and annotate it as needed.
*In my AP classes this includes identifying SOAPS (subject-occasion-audience-purpose-speaker) when applicable, and TOFA (topic, opinion, format, audience) in all my other classes.