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Theme: Seizing A Day

This event occurred on
October 26, 2012
1:00pm - 5:20pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Chicago, IL
United States

The TEDxRushU event is in honor of Mayur Patel, an alumnus of Rush University’s Health Systems Management program, who died unexpectedly in 2011. Mayur was loved and respected by those who had the honor of working with him. His passion for improving the environment and healthcare on a global level serves as the basis for our theme, “Seizing A Day,” and our goal is to have discussions centered around the idea of enhancing life, both through time and experience, to help carry on the passion and spirit of Mayur. The challenge posed to the audience will be, “how can we improve life expectancy globally by one day?”

Rush University Medical Center
1725 West Harrison Street
Searle Conference Center, Room 542 Brainard
Chicago, IL, 60612
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Robert Macauley, MD

Medical Director of Clinical Ethics, Fletcher Allen Health Care & Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Suzy Yehl Marta

Founder and President, Rainbows For All Children

Lucian Newman, III, MD

Founder & Chief Medical Officer, ComplyMD

Sarah Elizabeth Ippel

Founder and Executive Director, Academy for Global Citizenship

Laura Landy

President & CEO, Fannie E. Rippel Foundation

Wrenetha Julion

Rush College of Nursing Faculty

Organizing team


Chicago, IL, United States
  • Matt Anderson
  • Molly Casey
    Student Organizer
  • Renee Durack
    Student Organizer
  • Natasa Djukic
    Student Organizer
  • Cara Gallagher
  • Rod Hart
  • Katelyn Hunter
    Student Organizer
  • Tricia Johnson
  • Matt Stern
  • Joyce Anne Wainio