Health Enterprise Management Program Alumni Newsletter

The New Health Enterprise Management Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 2

What’s new?

We are excited to announce the first edition of the Healthcare Management Policy and Innovation Journal. Please click here to view the Journal.  Feel free to subscribe to future editions. 

If you would like to submit a paper for the Journal, click here.

The next Journal club will be December 12, 2012.
Please join us at the Allen Center from 6:30-8:30pm.  Please RSVP to Julie Gertz,  The articles to be discussed will be sent as soon as we receive your RSVP.

Joshua SovenOn Nov. 16 and 17, the Kellogg School of Management hosted the 13th Business of Healthcare Conference, “Transformations in Healthcare.” One of the events at the conference was a panel on "Implications of Recent Political and Policy Development." The panel was moderated by Prof. David Dranove (the HEMA chair) and included Kevin Cassidy, VP national accounts, Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois; Katy Pinter, partner, the Chartis Group; and Josh Soven, former chief of litigation, US Dept of Justice (pictured left). Read more about the conference

Upcoming Events

Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition: January 26, 2013
The Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case competition will be held on January 26, 2013.  This exciting event is one of the industry’s premier case events, attracting students from around the world.  The event is sponsored by Abbott.  For more information, click here.

Boot Camp Saturday: February 23, 2012
Bootcamp Saturday event on Cutting-edge Technologies will be in the Jacobs Center on February 23, 2013 from 8:30-12:30pm. For information click here.

Save the Date! MacEachern Symposium:  June 5, 2013
The James L. Allen Center will once again be the venue for the 2013 Malcolm MacEachern Symposium.

This year the symposium will focus on Antitrust. Martin Gaynor, E. J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy at Carnegie Mellon University will be the keynote speaker. Josh Soven, former Chief of the Litigation I Section of the Antitrust Division of the U. S. Department of Justice, will be a speaker as well.

More details and the online registration coming soon.

Faculty Research

Historically, there are persistent differences between the high school graduation rates and standardized test scores of white and black students.*  These differences narrowed between the mid-1960s and the late-1980s as the educational outcomes of black students improved dramatically.  Then, for reasons that previous academic and policy researchers have been unable to explain, this progress stopped. 

In a recent working paper, HEMA faculty member Craig Garthwaite and co-authors propose the rise of crack cocaine markets as an explanation for the end to the convergence in black-white educational outcomes beginning in the mid-1980s. 

For more information on this study, visit Prof. Garthwaite's research page.

* For data on the test score gap, see Jencks and Phillips (1998), Neal (2006) and Magnuson and Waldfogel (2008).  For data on the high school graduation gap, see Rivkin (1995), Heckman and  LaFontaine (2010).

Faculty News

Professor Joel Shalowitz was recently appointed a Senior Fellow at ETLA, the research institute of the Finnish economy

Professor Ed Zajac was awarded an honorary doctorate from the School of Business and Economics, Freie Universitat Berlin.  For more information about his award, click here.

Professor Sangeeta Vohra had another successful Management for Scientists and Engineers program this summer.  Launched in 2010, this intensive program provides management training to Northwestern University doctoral students in science and engineering. Learn more about the program 


Carolina Garcia, 1Y MBA student, has been selected as a Corris Boyd scholar. Read more

Upcoming Programs

Business for Scientists
April 29-May 3, 2013

The Business for Scientists program will be offered again this year in April.
Learn more...

Call for Alumni News

In future newsletters, we would like to announce milestones in the careers of our alumni.  If you have any information you would like to share with your alums, please send an email to Julie Gertz.

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