Committee on Architecture for Healthcare presents- STEMtalks

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November 29, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J
Houston, TX 77021
713 520 0155

Brought to you by the Committee on Architecture for Health

Committee on Architecture for Healthcare presents- STEMtalks

Reservation is required to attend.  


AIA Houston is the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA Houston is a community of  architects coming together to accomplish things in our practices and in our communities that no single architect can do alone. AIA Houston Goals are as follows: Include others as we strive to enhance professional excellence and quality of life in Houston, Connect our industry and our community through the development of leadership and research, Support member value with a nimble and innovative chapter organization.

This evening will serve as an opportunity for Houston’s community of healthcare architects and affiliated professionals to meet and hear from four select presenters.  Each presenter will share their healthcare design expertise in a presentation followed by a question and answer period.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour JLABS @ TMC after the presentation.  

We will begin the evening with a 30 minute meet and greet, inclusive of drinks and light fare, and continue with the program at 5:30 PM.

1 AIA Learning Unit

5:00 PM | Registration Opens and Networking
5:30 PM | Presentations
7:30 PM | Tours of JLABS @ TMC
8:00 PM | Program Close

Sarah Hein, PhD | Courier Therapeutics
Carrie Shaw | Embodied Labs
Geetinder Goyal, MD | One Way Health

John P. McGovern Campus
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J
Houston, TX 77021

Parking Information:
Please park in the self parking areas of the McGovern Campus. Grab a Token at the gate and bring it to the event space. We encourage carpooling and using the TMC shuttles.


S –  SCIENCE : Sarah Hein, PhD | Courier Therapeutics

Sarah is the first employee and Director of Research at Courier Therapeutics, a cancer immunotherapy startup, and Director of Research at Resonant Therapeutics, a cancer therapeutics platform technology company. She has worked with Mercury Fund as a Venture Fellow since 2016, providing in-depth knowledge bridging the biotechnology and computational fields. Since 2013, she has participated in Enventure, a free and open life sciences entrepreneurship group dedicated to creating opportunities in the Texas Medical Center community. As an Enventure core member, she launched the Foundations workshop series in 2015 to provide in-depth entrepreneurship education to life scientists, and now runs BYOBrainstorms where teams come together to build ideas. She also participates in the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, which trains prisoners in becoming productive business owners upon re-entry into society. Sarah graduated with her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Baylor College of Medicine.

T -  TECHNOLOGY :   Ms. Carrie Shaw | Embodied Labs

She’s turned that passion into a company, Embodied Labs, that is dedicated to teaching the health care providers, caregivers, and patients about human health through virtual reality storytelling. Embodied Labs envisions a world where healthcare providers and caregivers are empowered to provide better quality care to vulnerable patient populations by better understanding their first-person experiences.
Carrie is no stranger to delivering healthcare information in unique ways. Following her graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Public Health, Carrie joined the Peace Corps as a Health Education volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where she taught reproductive health to youth and worked as a medical translator. After serving in the Peace Corps, Carrie became a caregiver for her mother, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and wondered, “If I could somehow step into my mother’s shoes and learn about life with AD through her eyes, would that help me become a better and more empathetic caregiver?” That question, along with lasting lessons of her service in the Peace Corps, drove her to pursue her Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she met her fellow Embodied Labs co-founders.  Embodied Labs’ work has been featured in Forbes, The History Channel, and The Journal of the American Medical Association, and the company was recently named one of five finalists in  US Department of Education’s EdSim Challenge.


M - MATHEMATICS: Dr. Geetinder Goyal : “Free Market Healthcare – Fair and Transparent Pricing”

Dr. Geetinder Goyal received his medical degree from Government Medical College in Chandigarh, India in 2003. He completed his residency in internal medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas in 2009 and went on to complete a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 2012.  Dr. Goyal is the founder of First Primary Care, here in Houston and he says “I am a physician, so that makes me a provider of healthcare. But like all of us, I am also a consumer. I know how it feels to be on the other side. As frustrating as it is sometimes to be a provider of care, it is much worse to be a consumer.  Having been studying medicine for well over a decade, I know we have become very good at taking care of our sick. Healthcare systems and bureaucracies are built to take care of the sick. The sad truth is, however, that access to quality primary care is shrinking. Our goal at First Primary Care is to champion a care model that liberates providers to ensure that our patients receive genuine “healthcare” and not just ‘“sickcare”.”  "I am convinced that as providers of healthcare we can do better. We can provide more value. We can practice the way we are supposed to practice. The way we USED TO practice. Our patients deserve change and will soon demand it. This is why I started First Primary Care."