In February, Dr. Gary Schwebach represented the BHIRC at the recent Indiana Management Performance Hub Data Day event to introduce the Indiana State legislature and community to the power of data to inform good decision making. This started an initiative to bring the BHIRC into a closer working relationship with our state efforts to improve the health of Indiana. Looking back this now seems like a bit of foreshadowing.
Also in February BHIRC represented SOIC and BHI at the Biocrossroads Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Indiana on February 18 to introduce the Indiana biotech industry to what the academic community is doing in research and preparing the workforce for the future. This resulted in many discussions about potential collaborations for future efforts and Dr. Schwebach has been busy following up on those discussions, which will provide many valuable real-world experiences for students.
February continued to be an eventful and productive month as Dr. Schwebach joined a team from BHI to explore a working collaboration with the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation in Fort Wayne. These discussions resulted in a preliminary agreement to provide interns and research services from the BHIRC and BHI.