MERIT Rounds - Measuring the Acquisition of Health Innovation (Sarrah Lal)


Start 21 September, 2021, 5 PM

End 6 PM

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Measuring the acquisition of health innovation and entrepreneurial competencies in higher education

Health innovation and entrepreneurship is both exciting to learn and challenging to teach. While individuals can know about entrepreneurship in theory, the practical application of such to projects leads to variable outcomes. This talk will discuss the development of an innovation curriculum and tool called iNav that progressively engages learners in navigating complexity in healthcare, accelerates the development of health innovation competencies, and tracks competency acquisition in a way that maximizes performance (and learning) outcomes.


Sarrah Lal has been an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University since 2018, where she co-founded the MGD Health Innovation, Commercialization & Entrepreneurship initiative. She is Director of Health Venture Development and leads “stackable” innovation and entrepreneurship programs including Health Ventures and Clinical Health Innovation Program. Sarrah co-leads the Department of Medicine’s Education & Innovation and MED-X Communities of Practice as well as the Leadership & Management team at the Program for Faculty Development. She sits on the University Senate and Board of Governors. Sarrah has worked in radio-pharmaceutical and vaccine R&D, business and market intelligence, data analytics, and consulting across several sectors. Her academic background is in chemical biology, business, clinical research, and biomedical engineering. She runs her own consulting business and is President and Chair of the Governance Board for Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario and Vice-Chair, Canadian College of Health Leaders Hamilton & Area Chapter.

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