DISCOVERYx 2016 :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

DISCOVERYx 2016: First TEDx-Inspired Event at Nationwide Children's Hospital

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DISCOVERYx 2016 is a TEDx-inspired event that showcased ten presenters sharing their "story behind discovery” here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Through this venue, we shared thought-provoking ideas to spark conversation, make connections and inspire others. To continue the conversation, please view and share the videos below from our first DISCOVERYx event, held on Wednesday, June 15 at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

DISCOVERYx 2016 Talks*

Marc Levitt, MD, Surgical Director, Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction: "How can 1+1=3?"

Ashley Hodge, MBA, CCP, FPP, Quality and Safety Officer, Cardiothoracic Surgery: "There's an app for that: can a mobile app make surgery less scary?"

Tamekia MizLadi Smith, Administrative Assistant, Office of Health Equity: "How can we address health disparities with mentoring?"

Robert Strouse, MFA, User Experience Designer, Research Information Solutions & Innovation: "Can design help medicine fail faster?"

Joy Lincoln, PhD, Principal Investigator, Center for Cardiovascular Research: "How can we advance the treatment of Calcific Aortic Valve Disease?"

Gail Besner, MD, Chief, Pediatric Surgery: "Can we find new and safe ways to save the lives of our most vulnerable patients?"

Jiabin Shen, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Pediatric Trauma Research: "Why is the power of testimonials (story-telling) changing children's health behaviors and preventing injuries?"

Jaime Twanow, MD, Pediatric Neurologist, The Neurosciences Center: "Can we use story to teach medicine?"

Tracy Mehan, MA, Manager, Center for Injury Research and Policy: "What would happen if we change the way we talk about our research?"

Vinay Prasad, MD, Director, Surgical Pathology and Pediatric Gastroenterology Pathology: "How does personal tragedy translate into better medicine?"


*For the entire event playlist (all ten videos), please visit the DISCOVERYx YouTube playlist.

A live-stream of the full event is also available online for viewing at

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