Healthcare Venture Opportunity

One of our students, Jerry Robinson, forwarded this. If you are interested in working with him on this, contact him directly at

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From Jerry:

This is a competition for $35K or so for each group in immediate money – but there is also MENTOR support and more possible funding…

The SKILL SET we learn in A&H is CENTRAL to what will work in INNOVATIVE and DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIVE Health Care…

If you HAVE a good idea – or can contribute – or are interested in making the effort – then it makes sense to give this opportunity consideration….

It’s short notice…  It is a RIDICULOUS TIME-FRAME…   But it wouldn’t stop the Blues Brothers from their mission…    Bill Gates ROSE UP and responded to the challenge, too….

Go to the Health Wildcatters web site & take a look..

If you have interest – then email me & I will respond.   We could get together – with our computers – and pound out some solutions…..   When smart, motivated people get together – then synergy will HAPPEN…


Let me emphasize that it is the MULTIPLICITY of our A&H skills and experience that can combine to make effective solutions…   so…

Jerry Robinson
ATEC – Student
Engineer and experienced player in Tech & Entertainment Start-ups.


From the web site…


Healthcare Seed Accelerator

Apply to be part of the Health Wildcatters 2013 class in Dallas, Texas.

Application Deadline: 7/10/2013 – Skype office hours: Thu, 6/27 with @hubertzajicek sign up here

Apply here:

What is a seed accelerator?
Seed investment happens in the early phase of fundraising. It is very difficult to get any angel investors to fund you at this stage. We bridge the gap and make it possible for your startup to be an attractive investment opportunity to angel and VC investors, once you graduate from our program.  You will use this modest amount of money smartly to have the maximum impact on your attractiveness to investors. That means, you will try to de-risk your company as much as you can by furthering development and getting organized. Accelerators bring structure to the chaos that is inevitable in the beginning stages of the life of a startup by providing direction and acting as a sounding board.

What happens at Health Wildcatters?
Health Wildcatters’ focus is early stage healthcare startups that come from a variety of niches. Many healthcare IT, SaaS, digital health and mobile health companies are a fit, but we also encourage medical device, diagnostic and even pharma companies to apply. The main factor will be if Health Wildcatters can add significant value to the startup in the timeframe of 12 weeks. Health Wildcatters is a program derived from Tech Wildcatters, which has been accelerating in Dallas since 2010.

Just like most seed-accelerators, Health Wildcatters provides an initial seed investment and mentorship for startups in the early stages of funding and development. The healthcare niche brings up a few more twists, but that makes it more interesting. The specific challenges of selling into the healthcare market, dealing with regulatory constraints and  the slower pace of adoption are why we are here.

All startups interested can apply to Health Wildcatters through our f6s application form. The competition for the 15 spots is expected to be strong, with a live pitch final event in Dallas. Startups accepted into the program are partnered with mentors, advisors, capital, connections, strategic resources and all the nuts-and-bolts startups need on the professional services side. Health Wildcatters makes an initial investment up to $35,000 in each startup and leads several educational events throughout the 12 weeks.

The program ends with a pitchday for investors in Dallas. Health Wildcatters maintains a strong network of early stage investors in Dallas. We expect startups to pick up some funds from our local network right after graduation out of the program. Health Wildcatters is also ready to invest in some of the startups upon graduation. Some startups will travel to the mHealth summit in DC at the beginning of December and meet with East/West Coast VC’s.

What is the format of the Health Wildcatters program?
Our accelerator program is mentor-driven. This means that the companies that go through Health Wildcatters have access to our extensive arsenal of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors. They come from a range of backgrounds; some are serial entrepreneurs with lots of experience, while some are experienced angel investors who can help you navigate through funding waters, others are subject matter experts; finally, we have some great corporate partners that provide a level of access unheard of in most new startups. These accomplished individuals will pair up with the appropriate companies and help answer the questions that will inevitably come up as the business model is shaped. (See list of mentors)

In the first phase of the program, the startup’s business model is the main focus. We want you to be able to reach your goals. We help companies create/tweak/alter their business models.

In the second phase, companies should focus on product development.

In the third phase business development is king. While we are honing the pitching skills the whole time, these last 4 weeks are the most useful because we don’t just introduce you to possible partners etc, we will help make meaningful connections with investors as well.

What kinds of companies do you look for?
Any healthcare startup may apply. Based on our experience healthcare IT companies, digital & mobile health will be well represented. But we fully expect medical devices, diagnostics & even pharma startups to seek to enter the program. You’ll have to convince our evaluators that you’re a good fit for us, that your startup can be helped by our resources in a meaningful way, and that this translates into a significant change in trajectory for your startup (creating value).

What healthcare startups are not a good fit?
Any startup with a long regulatory pathway will have a difficult time making much of a “pop” in 3 months. Similarly, the more involved medical devices will likely be a lesser fit. We don’t anticipate housing any startup physician groups or other service companies which have no significant IP or “secret sauce” as part of the mix.

How much funding will our company get?
Each company receives up to $35K and can receive up to $250K in follow-on funding.

Startups also get to work in our cool office if you want and get access to our free and discounted services.

What does Health Wildcatters get?
We ask for 8% of a company’s common founding stock. We don’t hold any rights to make decisions for your company, so that means that we only want to see you succeed!

Why would I go to Dallas?
Dallas is arguably the most competitive healthcare market in the nation. There are a half dozen major hospital systems competing in one of the most rapidly growing metro-areas in the nation. All aspects of healthcare are well represented here, including insurance companies, hospital groups, physician groups, home healthcare, healthcare IT and so on. Dallas has strengths in IT, wireless, telecom and is one of the entrepreneurial places you could be. We are already home to 25 Fortune 500 companies and our mentors have relationships with most if not all of them. The state is second to none in creating opportunities for people who are willing to take on the risks (and rewards) for pursuing their dreams.

Join us:
Apply to be part of the Health Wildcatters 2013 class in Dallas, Texas.

2014-15 Fellowships at Mount Vernon

The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon is accepting applications for fellowships. These fellowships support short-term and long-term funded residential research at the Library, which is located at Mount Vernon, just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. near Alexandria, Va.

Fellowships will be awarded to applicants whose research focuses on the life, leadership and legacy of George Washington and his place in the development of American civic life and culture. Applications will also be evaluated on their relevance to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association’s mission, which is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about his life, legacies, character, and leadership.

These funded research opportunities are available to doctoral candidates at dissertation stage, have a PhD or have standing as an advanced scholar in a relevant field.  Applicants may be U.S. residents or international scholars with permission to enter the U.S. for this purpose.

Short-term (up to three months) and long-term (up to six months) applicants will be considered for the 2014 fellowship program. Short-term fellowships are valued at $10,000. Long-term fellowships are valued at $20,000. Both types of fellowships include housing at the DeVos House and round-trip airfare or mileage reimbursement for one trip to and from the scholar’s residence. Research may be conducted beginning in September 2014 and should be completed prior to September 2015.

Job – Writing Consultant

The Student Success Center is now hiring writing consultants who can begin work in fall 2013. Consultants work in the Writing Center, assisting both undergraduate and graduate students with their writing. They work on a part-time basis and earn $16.50 per hour if they’ve received a master’s degree and $15.50 per hour if they’re in the process of obtaining a master’s degree.

A consultant must be a currently enrolled graduate student and should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a comprehensive knowledge of academic writing, including knowledge of rhetorical principles, research strategies, and English grammar, mechanics, and usage. According to university policy, the Center cannot hire teaching assistants.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume or CV, and a writing sample in the form of an academic essay of 5 to 20 pages to Thomasina Hickmann at

An applicant who is selected for an interview will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, preferably one who teaches in the applicant’s chosen field of study.

Call for participants research study

Dear Students,

We would like to invite you to participate in an online-study about climate change for our intercultural project at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Freiburg in Germany. This study focuses on your opinions and emotions in relation to climate change. The study is not just being done in the USA, but also in Brazil, China, Germany and India, to register intercultural similarities and differences in the perception of this important topic.

With your participation you can support intercultural research on climate change and help us gain vital new perspectives.

Filling out this survey will take about 15 minutes. In order to participate, you must have grown up in the USA, currently reside in the USA and be a college student. Your data will be kept confidential and will not be given to third parties. The following link will lead you to the survey:

Have fun filling out the survey and thank you very much for your support!

Carolin Mez and Kristin Reisse

JoyLynn Reed

JoyLynn Reed, who worked for several years at UT Dallas where she taught Communications and writing, worked on the TA-orientation and ran dissertation workshops, died Saturday. She had been diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma before Christmas.

A memorial service honoring the life of JoyLynn Reed will be held at 11:00am Saturday, June 22 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano, TX

CFP: European History Section of Southern Historical Association

The European History Section of the Southern Historical Association invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels for presentation at its annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, November 13-16, 2014.  Papers on any aspect of European history, covering any time period, are welcome. The program committee especially encourages proposals involving comparative history, such as Europe and the Americas, Europe and Africa, or Europe and Asia.  In recognition that 2014 is the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the committee also encourages proposals related to European history in the era of the Great War.

Panels should consist of two or three papers, a commentator, and a chair. Doctoral students, as well as faculty members and independent scholars are welcome to submit individual papers or panels. A panel should not consist exclusively of graduate students.

Submissions should include an abstract of approximately 250 words for each paper and a short (1-2 page) c.v. of each panelist.  In the case of panels, please include the title of the panel, the name, contact information, and affiliation of the panel organizer, and a one page description of the topic and its rationale as a coherent panel. Proposals must be received by September 15, 2013. Panelists must be current members of the EHS at the time of the Conference of 2014.

Please submit electronically to:
Dr. David Cameron,
EHS Program Chair


The EHS Program Committee

David Cameron (Southeast Missouri State University)
Alex d’Erizans (Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY)
Jeffrey D. Burson (Georgia Southern University)

Dr. J. David Cameron
Department of History
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: (573) 651-2560

CFP Pride and Prejudice

The Ohio of Excellence Center for Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) in conjunction with the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University invites proposals for 15-20 minute presentations to be included in its events celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Scheduled to take place October 10-12, 2013, these events will include:

  • public lectures featuring experts on Jane Austen, British literature, and Regency history and culture, including presentations by Janine Barchas, Devoney Looser, Robert Markley, and Marilyn Francus, among others
  • a luncheon and English tea service
  • opportunities for breakout discussions and workshops
  • theatrical performances
  • a Regency ball

We welcome 250-500 word proposals from faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, and all those with an interest in Jane Austen for presentations on any aspect of Pride and Prejudice, including: new interpretations of the novel, considerations of the novel’s legacies and adaptations, examinations of reenactment culture and Janeites, and the novel’s literary, historical, cultural, and pedagogical contexts — broadly conceived.

Proposals may offer traditional 15-20-minute presentations, but we also welcome proposals for fully-formed panels as well as for presentations in collaborative and innovative formats. Please include the names of participants, contact information, affiliation, and AV needs in your proposal. Proposals are requested by July 15, 2013. Please send proposals via email to CELIA ( Please direct any questions to the event organizer, Dr. Crystal B. Lake ( Participants will be notified if their proposals have been accepted by July 31, 2013. For more information about the events, please visit

Crystal B. Lake, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

Su 13 Graduation Information

Recently, the graduation application system has been updated and you can now apply through your Galaxy account. If you are planning to graduate this Summer 2013 semester please follow the instructions in the link here:

For those of you that applied through the old system, please send Alice Salazar an email to verify your application is in the system.

The deadline to apply is tomorrow Tuesday June 11, 2013.

Additional summer graduation information can be found here: