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Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (KMH Center) is where innovation meets entrepreneurship to achieve health, economic, and social value for all, with a focus on health equity and justice.

The KMH Center aims to provide cutting-edge experiential learning, research, and advanced education and mentoring to entrepreneurial leaders in the health sector globally, including more than 1,400 Babson alumni in the health sector.

Industry Connections Are Critical to Success in Healthcare

The KMH Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship Senior Fellows is an important component of how we support our students with ideas, products, and startups. Our Senior Fellows are experienced within their field and have offered to provide discussion and guidance for navigating healthcare’s complex industry.

Current Senior Fellows:

• Nina Kandilian MBA’19
• Reginald C. Mbawuike ’97
• John S. Reale Jr. ’98
• Michael S. Varadian ’72

Taking an idea to market is hard work, and no one does it alone. Establishing relationships within the field is essential for success. If interested in scheduling a time to meet with our Senior Fellows program, learn more about them at Entrepreneurs in Residence.

The KMH Center has three significant areas of activity that impact a diverse set of stakeholders, including undergraduate and graduate students, Babson alumni, corporations, foundations, and entrepreneurial leaders in the health sector. We define the health sector to include healthcare delivery, medical devices, digital health, and drug development, taking a holistic approach to change in sector practices and policy.

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Research

Distinguished faculty comprising 18 faculty members who explore current trends in health innovation, entrepre­neurship, analytics, health equity, and employee health and well-being.

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Experiential Learning

Dedicated to encouraging co-curricular activities within and outside the Babson community including our Global Health Innovation Lab in partnership with The University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda and partnerships with academic clubs at graduate and undergraduate level.

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Advanced Education

Continuing educational opportunities and executive certificates on Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Health Sector, Inclusive Innovation and Commercialization Programs, and Executive and Employee Wellness offerings.

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Health, Economic, and Social Value

Events, Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship

#LetsGetTalking

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.” ― Paul Farmer

Join us in our ongoing live cases and speaker series where we examine the intersection of health innovation and health equity with guest experts and patient activists from around the world.

Babson Thought & Action

First Health Hackathon in Rwanda Highlights Babson-UGHE Collaboration

First Health Hackathon in Rwanda Highlights Babson-UGHE Collaboration

At the July event on the campus of UGHE in northern Rwanda, 40 students from three Rwandan schools and several countries identified problems in healthcare delivery and ideated and refined potential solutions during a roughly 48-hour period.

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Babson Wins First NIH Grant

The grant, the first from NIH to Babson, is expected to provide up to $1.5 million over five years, while the curriculum created is meant to increase the chance of new startups created to address substance abuse disorders.

2019-09-19 Babson to Establish a New Center Focused on Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Babson to Establish a New Center Focused on Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

To address these fundamental issues of access and infrastructure that plague medical care around the world, Babson is establishing the new Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

New Faculty Award Funds Study of Healthcare Inequity in the United States

New Faculty Award Funds Study of Healthcare Inequity in the United States

An interdisciplinary team of Babson professors is researching the growing disparity in access to good health care in the United States, funded by a new faculty scholarship from The Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

An Entrepreneurial Prescription: New Healthcare Partnership Launches

An Entrepreneurial Prescription: New Healthcare Partnership Launches

The Healey Center’s involvement with the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is the latest connection between Babson and Rwanda. In the past, Babson had operated an entrepreneurial center in the country and sent teams of students to Rwanda to teach entrepreneurship.

Values and the Vaccine: Lessons on Leadership from the Pfizer CEO

Values and the Vaccine: Lessons on Leadership from the Pfizer CEO

Babson and Pfizer share a similar set of values and a commitment to making positive, breakthrough changes, Dr. Albert Bourla, the chairman and CEO of Pfizer says. And, his [2021] Commencement address further strengthened the relationship between the two entrepreneurial organizations.