Arun Gupta, Co-Author, Venture Meets Mission

Arun Gupta, CEO of NobleReach, is a venture capitalist, Lecturer at Stanford University for “Valley Meets Mission”, and Adjunct Entrepreneurship Professor and Senior Advisor to Provost at Georgetown University, and author of the National Bestseller, “Venture Meets Mission”. Arun is active in the emerging technology, entrepreneurship, public policy, and venture finance communities. He is passionate about inspiring students to pursue mission-oriented entrepreneurial careers.

Weekly Roundup: February 26 -March 1, 2024

Congress approves short-term extension to avoid shutdown, buy more time for final spending agreement. Congress passed another short-term spending measure that would keep one set of federal agencies operating through March 8 and another set through March 22, avoiding a shutdown for parts of the federal government that would otherwise kick in Saturday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law.

Leveraging Immersive Technology to Transform Veterans Healthcare Delivery

Immersive technologies, also known under the umbrella term of extended reality (ER), offers a distinct experience merging the physical world with a digital or simulated reality. Augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR) are types of immersive technologies. These technologies share many of the same qualities.

Zoey Xie

Zhoudan (Zoey) Xie is a senior policy analyst at the GW Regulatory Studies Center. Her research interests include economic effects of regulation, bureaucratic behavior in regulatory processes, and public participation in regulatory policy making. Prior to joining the Center, Zoey served as a consultant at the World Bank, where she conducted empirical economic analysis on cross-national macroeconomic and development issues. She also interned at the United Nations Environment Programme and several other international, nonprofit organizations.

Discussion on a Retrospective Review of Regulation

On November 16, 2023, the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and the IBM Center for the Business of Government co-hosted an event, Building on Regulatory Foundations and Bridging to the Future, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Executive Order 12866 and 20th anniversary of Circular A-4.

Henry Hirsch

Henry is a graduate student in GW’s Master of Public Policy program and a research assistant at the Regulatory Studies Center. He is also pursuing a graduate certificate in data science. Henry holds a BA and an MA from St. John’s College where he studied philosophy.

Summary: Is OIRA Still Fit for Purpose?

On November 16, 2023, the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and the IBM Center for the Business of Government co-hosted an event, Building on Regulatory Foundations and Bridging to the Future, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Executive Order 12866 and 20th anniversary of Circular A-4.

Defining a New Reality in Healthcare: A Conversation with Dr. Anne Bailey, Executive Director, VHA Strategic Initiatives Lab

What is the mission of the Strategic Initiatives Lab (Strat Lab) at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)? How is it using virtual reality and other immersive technologies to change how the department serves veterans? What does the future hold for the VHA’s Strat Lab? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Anne Bailey, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives Lab within the Veterans Health Administration.
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 11:00

Dr. Anne Lord Bailey, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Anne Lord Bailey is Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives Lab within VHA’s Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (HIL). Dr. Bailey started her health care career as a pharmacy resident and then pharmacy practitioner for Western North Carolina VA Healthcare System (WNCVAHCS) in Asheville, NC, focused on Hepatitis C and innovative care models. In 2017, she began the Innovation Program at WNCVAHCS, and in 2020, she joined the HIL team to lead implementation of emerging technology. In 2021, Dr.

Weekly Roundup: February 19-23, 2024

VA puts 40 AI uses cases into ‘operational phase’ to meet its health care mission. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sees artificial intelligence tools as a way to provide a higher level of care to veterans, while reducing administrative tasks and burnout among its employees. VA has identified over 100 AI use cases so far.

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