Wednesday, September 14                        12:00 - 12:45pm EDT

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About MaineHealth Innovation

MaineHealth Innovation aims to foster a culture of innovation together. At MaineHealth, the definition of Innovation is a novel idea that solves an unmet care need through new care team models, products, or services. Multi-disciplinary collaboration is key and pivoting is part of the game. Solving problems creatively provides an opportunity to have fun and work better together.

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Innovation Blender:

Lighting up Fat to Burn Calories

September 14 from 12:00 - 12:45pm EST via Zoom


About the Event

Come brainstorm with us! Join MaineHealth Innovation and The Roux Institute on Wednesday, September 14 from 12:00 – 12:45pm EST via Zoom for a special Innovation Blender featuring Dr. Aaron Brown, a Faculty Scientist at MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR). Learn how brown fat can be activated to reduce obesity and metabolic syndrome. Hear about cutting edge research that supports using a state-of-the-art technique that employs a blue light device, eliminating the dependence on drug-based therapy. Be a part of an interactive brainstorm, as Dr. Brown presents findings and challenges in making this therapy viable to combat obesity.

Meet Dr. Aaron Brown

Dr. Brown is a Faculty Scientist at MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR), the director of MHIR’s Molecular Phenotyping, Flow Cytometry, and Viral Vector Cores and co-director of the Northern New England Center for Translational Research Technologies Core. His research is focused on finding novel mechanisms of brown fat activation to exploit its energy expending and glucose sink properties for the treatment of obesity related disorders.

 Learn more about the Maine Institute for Research and Dr. Brown's Brown Lab.

Event Schedule

12:00-12:05 | Welcome

12:05-12:15 | Pitch & Brainstorm Questions

12:15-12:20 | Open Q & A

12:20-12:40 | Brainstorm

12:40-12:45 | Feedback & Closing

About the Innovation Blender

The Innovation Blender offers participants an opportunity to connect with stakeholders and potential users from MaineHealth, The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, and the Maine innovation/entrepreneurial ecosystem! This is a learning opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs to receive insights and instant feedback to support early innovations and new start-ups.