Through the Somerset CPAs and Advisors Executive Leadership Lecture Series, you will engage with high-caliber thought leaders who are changing the face of healthcare. The lecture series addresses some of the most pressing issues in healthcare today and provides networking opportunities, discussion points among students and alumni and education for the Indianapolis medical community. It is open to the public.
Somerset CPAs and Advisors Executive Leadership Lecture Series
The Gift of Learning
The Somerset CPAs and Advisors Executive Leadership Lecture Series was created with a gift from Somerset CPAs, LLC, an Indianapolis-based accounting, tax and advisory team of forward-thinking, proactive experts with over 55 years in the business. Somerset CPAs is providing a forum that challenges physicians’ thinking about the future of healthcare and prepares them to be influencers and change agents.
Drawing upon the program's focus at the intersection of business and medicine, the Somerset CPAs and Advisors Executive Leadership Lecture Series features two thought leaders each year—one from the business world and one from medicine. Speakers explore a current topic or theme that adds value for physician leaders and challenges their approach to leadership. Previous speakers include:
- Alex Azar | U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and former President of the U.S. Division, Eli Lilly and Company
- David Pryor, MD | Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension
- Bob Chapman | CEO, Barry-Wehmill
- Ora Pescovitz, MD | President, Oakland University
- Chris Kay | Senior Vice President and CIO, Humana
- Mae Jemison, MD | American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut
- Daniel Coyle | New York Times bestselling author of The Culture Code
- Tom Cooper, MD | Healthcare Entrepreneur
- Alexandra Christina | Countess of Frederiksborg in Denmark
- Ann Christensen | President, Clayton Christensen Institute
- Ron Laufer | Senior Managing Director, MedImmune Ventures
- Brian Primack, MD, Ph.D. | Dean, University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions
- William H. Thompson | Chairman, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Secrets behind successful organizations
Leading large system change
Learn More Featured speaker David Pryor, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Ascension, the largest private nonprofit healthcare system in the U.S., presented the inaugural talk for the Kelley Business of Medicine Physician MBA Class of 2016 Lecture Series. He addressed the unique challenges physicians face as they move into leadership roles.
Featured speaker David Pryor, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Ascension, the largest private nonprofit healthcare system in the U.S., presented the inaugural talk for the Kelley Business of Medicine Physician MBA Class of 2016 Lecture Series. He addressed the unique challenges physicians face as they move into leadership roles.
Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
Dr. Zeev Neuwirth, author of Reframing Healthcare, is a physician executive and a nationally recognized thought leader in healthcare consumerism, care redesign and population health. His work to improve and transform healthcare delivery has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, WebMD, the Yale School of Management Journal, The Boston Globe, The Charlotte Observer, and in two Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health case studies. He speaks regularly at national conferences and at board retreats with integrated provider groups, healthcare industry consortium, and national medical societies. He is an industry adviser to successful healthcare startups as well as nationally recognized healthcare brands. He is also the producer and host of a healthcare podcast, Creating a New Healthcare.
Join us at Hine Hall Auditorium on the IUPUI campus, located at 875 W. North St. The event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in the North Street (819 W. North St.) and Tower (875 W. North St.) garages for a nominal rate.
A Gift from Our Physician Alumni
In the Kelley Physician MBA, physicians understand the value of learning from others, and they pay it forward. This lecture series was created through a generous gift from the Class of 2016, in which each member donated funds to endow it. In addition to providing current students access to high-profile healthcare leaders, the lecture series is an opportunity for alumni to return to Indianapolis and participate in thought-provoking discussions throughout their careers.