Dana Underwood is a very, very busy guy. He's a mechanical engineer who has built robots that manufacture artificial DNA at scale. On top of that, he's a seasoned entrepreneur who created a platform that lets people collaborate on one-of-a-kind creations that he calls “social gifts." And he's also a successful professional photographer: Barack Obama, Spike Lee, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones, Dwayne Wade and many other people around the world have posed for his camera.
In the next decade, healthcare will continue to transform, evolve and expand, with old models being replaced by innovative new methods that promise to bring better care to everyone. That means new treatments, new approaches to product development and even entirely new roles within the healthcare space.
May is Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion, we caught up with one of our own who's currently serving. Lara Hamade, an IT Lead at Johnson & Johnson, is also an Infantry Platoon Leader First Lieutenant in the New Jersey Army National Guard. Lara's inspiring story shows how many skills prized by the military—like leadership, teamwork and perseverance to overcome obstacles—apply equally to a successful career at Johnson & Johnson, where she's hard at work on cutting-edge projects to change the trajectory of health for humanity.
That’s how Nigel Storey, Senior Director and Chief Operating Officer of Johnson & Johnson Design, summed up his 15-year career at Johnson & Johnson. In those 15 years, he’s held no fewer than eight roles, including Analyst, Solutions Architect and Business Relationship Manager at Ethicon, Application Services Commercial Marketing Manager, Senior Delivery Manager of Application Services and IT Director.
Her father ignited her passion for everything tech. He challenged her to learn more about it—particularly how computers work, and how they will evolve with time. She learned customer service through her mother’s business. To combine both of her passions—technology and people—she majored in both Information Technology (IT) and Informatics and Human Resource Management at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
When I began my career as a neurological surgeon, the patients were always what mattered most. Interacting with each individual one-on-one is critical to a successful outcome, and surgeons form a close-knit relationship with each person we treat. But there’s a limit to the amount of lives a single surgeon can touch. After all, there are only so many hours in a day. When I was building The Center for Spine and Brain Health at Affinity Health System in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, we took care of about 2,000 patients in a year.