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Past Alumni Events
To attend these events, register for the BTG Alumni Network
February 23, 2023
Innovation 101: Creating a Compelling Pitch

Alumni attendees learned how to create a blueprint for preparing and pitching their ideas to institutional leadership, grantmakers, collaborators, colleagues, and other current and future stakeholders. They also discovered strategies for cost-effectively pilot testing their ideas to support operational feasibility.

One free coaching session was given away to a lucky attendee.


Roy Rosin, MBA, Chief Innovation Officer at Penn Medicine, uses his business acumen to guide providers and clinical teams in refining, testing, and successfully pitching ideas for clinical and operational improvements. He works with thought leaders from across the healthcare industry to turn their ideas into measurable impacts in the areas of health outcomes, patient experience, and new revenue streams.

Previously, Roy served as the first vice president of innovation for Intuit, a leading software company best known for Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax. At Intuit, he led changes in how the company manages new business creation, allowing small teams pursuing new opportunities to get to market and experiment rapidly. He also built innovation programs that dramatically increased entrepreneurial activity. Annual new releases increased from five to 30 per year, while time to market decreased from a year to a few months. After five years of Intuit’s new approach to growth, the company had delivered shareholder returns 33 times that of the S&P 500. Roy received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated with honors from Harvard College. He serves as board member and angel investor for venture-funded startups and an advisor to Fortune 100 companies.

May 16, 2023
Negotiation: Strategies to Improve Outcomes

This interactive session was designed to help anyone, in any field, at any level, gain more confidence

and competency in their ability to negotiate.

Alumni who attended were taught how to better understand the importance of negotiation; obtain a practical framework for approaching the process as joint problem solvers vs. adversaries; acquire the necessary skills to become a more successful negotiator, regardless of the situation; and appreciate the need for continued dialogue, even after negotiations have concluded.

Anees B. Chagpar is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. She completed her BSc in Honors Biochemistry and MD with Honors in Research at the University of Alberta and her general surgery residency training and MSc at the University of Saskatchewan. She went on to complete the Susan G. Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health, an MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville, and an MBA for Executives with a focus on Leadership in Healthcare from the Yale School of Management. She is a busy breast surgeon who participates in clinical trials as well as in translational and clinical research. She is the Breast Surgery Section editor for UpToDate, the Assistant Director for the START@Yale Program, and co-leads the Yale Global Surgery Faculty Network. Dr. Chagpar has published over 170 papers, including in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. She has given hundreds of talks and workshops around the globe and teaches “An Introduction to Breast Cancer” on Coursera with over 40,000 learners, worldwide. She is a surveyor for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and is committed to quality improvement in healthcare. Dr. Chagpar is passionate about leadership development and promoting equity. To this end, she teaches workshops on negotiation at the AAMC Mid-WIMS course, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale, among others. In 2019 she received the AMA’s Joan Giambalvo Award for the Advancement of Women, which resulted in a widely available online negotiation workshop for female faculty and trainees. The workshop has been rigorously evaluated and found to improve negotiations skills.
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