Committee on Architecture for Healthcare presents- STEMtalks.

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Committee on Architecture for Healthcare presents- STEMtalks.

JLABS @ TMC , John P. McGovern Campus , Houston , TX 77021

November 29, 2017 from 18:00 PM to 21:00 PM (CST)

$10 - $35

AIA Houston is the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA Houston is a community of architects coming together to accomplish things in our practices and in our communities that no single architect can do alone. AIA Houston Goals are as follows: Include others as we strive to enhance professional excellence and quality of life in Houston, Connect our industry and our community through the development of leadership and research, Support member value with a nimble and innovative chapter organization.


5:00 PM | Registration Opens and Networking
5:30 PM | Presentations 
7:30 PM | Tours of JLABS @ TMC
8:00 PM | Program Close


Sarah Hein, PhD | Courier Therapeutics
Carrie Shaw | Embodied Labs
Geetinder Goyal, MD | One Way Health


$10 | General Public

John P. McGovern Campus
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite J
Houston, TX 77021

Parking Information:
Please park in the self parking areas of the McGovern Campus. Grab a Token at the gate and bring it to the event space. We encourage carpooling and using the TMC shuttles.

S –  SCIENCE : Sarah Hein, PhD | Courier Therapeutics

T -  TECHNOLOGY :   Ms. Carrie Shaw | Embodied Labs

She’s turned that passion into a company, Embodied Labs, that is dedicated to teaching the health care providers, caregivers, and patients about human health through virtual reality storytelling. Embodied Labs envisions a world where healthcare providers and caregivers are empowered to provide better quality care to vulnerable patient populations by better understanding their first-person experiences. 
Carrie is no stranger to delivering healthcare information in unique ways. Following her graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Public Health, Carrie joined the Peace Corps as a Health Education volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where she taught reproductive health to youth and worked as a medical translator. After serving in the Peace Corps, Carrie became a caregiver for her mother, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and wondered, “If I could somehow step into my mother’s shoes and learn about life with AD through her eyes, would that help me become a better and more empathetic caregiver?” That question, along with lasting lessons of her service in the Peace Corps, drove her to pursue her Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization at the University of Illinois Chicago, where she met her fellow Embodied Labs co-founders.
Embodied Labs’ work has been featured in Forbes, The History Channel, and The Journal of the American Medical Association, and the company was recently named one of five finalists in  US Department of Education’s EdSim Challenge.



M - MATHEMATICS: Dr. Geetinder Goyal : “Free Market Healthcare – Fair and Transparent Pricing”

Dr. Geetinder Goyal received his medical degree from Government Medical College in Chandigarh, India in 2003. He completed his residency in internal medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas in 2009 and went on to complete a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 2012.
Dr. Goyal is the founder of Our Way Health, here in Houston and he says “I am a physician, so that makes me a provider of healthcare. But like all of us, I am also a consumer. I know how it feels to be on the other side. As frustrating as it is sometimes to be a provider of care, it is much worse to be a consumer.
Having been studying medicine for well over a decade, I know we have become very good at taking care of our sick. Healthcare systems and bureaucracies are built to take care of the sick. The sad truth is, however, that access to quality primary care is shrinking. Our goal at Our Way Health is to champion a care model that liberates providers to ensure that our patients receive genuine “healthcare” and not just ‘“sickcare”.”

"I am convinced that as providers of healthcare we can do better. We can provide more value. We can practice the way we are supposed to practice. The way we USED TO practice. Our patients deserve change and will soon demand it. This is why I started Our Way Health."



Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to eight locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto and a ninth location, New York City, launching in 2018. For more information please visit

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