AN UNLIKELY PARTNERSHIP IN BOSTON
At first glance, the idea of a business school partnering with a medical foundation seems a bit unusual.
Dr. Mack Cheney certainly felt so, at least initially, but he trusted Carmella Kletjian's vision of partnering with The Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College. The Foundation funded the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship and endowed a Distinguished Professor in Global Surgery to support a field critically in need of new, sustainable approaches. In 2019, the Foundation and Babson announced the establishment of the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson's Centennial Celebration.
An astonishing 5 billion people do not have access to adequate and affordable surgical care. Babson and the Kletjian Foundation aim to change that.
To activate entrepreneurial leaders and thinkers in global health.
The Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship is housed within the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson. In 2019, the Kletjian Foundation announced a new partnership with Babson College to establish the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship.
The fund has provided and the Center will continue to facilitate opportunities for Babson faculty and students to apply Entrepreneurial Thought and Action (ETA) to global healthcare challenges. Through events, student programs, thought leadership, and strategic partnerships with global health-care leaders, Babson is exploring the state of global health through the lens of entrepreneurship and business organization principles. In addition, the Kletjian Foundation has endowed a Distinguished Professor in Global Surgery to support a field critically in need of new, sustainable approaches.
Babson Connect: Worldwide 2019 | Boston, MA, USA
In celebration of Babson's 100th anniversary and true collaboration between unlikely partnerships, the Foundation and Babson proudly announced the establishment of a new center focused on global healthcare entrepreneurship. This partnership has been developed over the past 10 years, and we're thrilled for the next stage of our partnership.
We were honored to have Dr. Khama Rogo (World Bank, Sagam Community Hospital, & African Institute for Health Transformation) address the Babson Connect Worldwide and Centennial Celebration attendees on the Business of Health: Waiting for Disruption.
Read the press release here: Babson to Establish a New Center Focused on Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship
Babson Connect: Worldwide 2018 | Madrid, Spain | April 20-22, 2018
To continue the conversation about global healthcare and entrepreneurship, the Foundation team attended Babson Connect: Worldwide in Madrid, Spain. We were honored to have Dr. Paul Farmer (Partners in Health, Harvard Medical School) join Cheryl Kiser (Babson), Carmella, and Dr. Cheney for an engaging conversation about the value of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action in addressing critical global health challenges.
Browse our gallery below, watch the recording of the panel session, and click on the photos for more information.