Northwestern Monthly Women’s Health Research Forum Presentation

As the week is wrapping up, I was reflecting on a talk I gave this past Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital in Downtown Chicago. As the presenter for the Monthly Women’s Health Research Forum, I had the honor of presenting to a group of healthcare providers, researchers, and local community […]

iGIANT®: Bringing Equity in Healthcare to the World Stage

As a non-English-speaking child transplanted to spend my formative years in rural Indiana, I was always keenly aware of what made me different. Not just in terms of my appearance, but also in terms of my personality. I didn’t conform to the gender boxes laid before me. I wanted to play sports with my brothers […]

Dima is Digitalized!

Recognized as one of the leaders in technology of Chicago, Dima Elissa has been incorporated into TechagotChi, a video game where you help these leaders and their companies grow. To see the app description or download visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/techagotchi/id1269310553?ls=1&mt=8 (IOS) or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eightbitstudios.chicagotechgotchi (Android)

Blockchain in Healthcare

“The Blockchain in Healthcare conference will enable healthcare professionals to understand how blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency, smart contracts, distributed databases, and public ledgers are, and will continue to transform their sector. We are not seeing start-ups focusing on blockchain – whilst existing technology businesses are integrating blockchain technology into their overall offerings – building […]

Multiple Sclerosis: Collaborations for a Cure

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the leading cause of chronic neurological disability in the adult population, and the combination of biological and environment factors intertwine to make each clinical case one of a kind. This program brings together a panel of experts from different sectors – neurologists and research scientists specializing in MS and companies and […]

Interview with 3DHeals

Dima Elissa is a serial techpreneur currently CEO and founder of VisMed-3D, a biomedical design and consulting firm that uses Al to design and visualize 3D printed body parts. Dima was selected by Chicago magazine as one of the top Women in Tech, Chicago lnno’s 50 on Fire, MakeItBetter’s Top Chicago Women in Science and […]

Chicago Hack Night: Sex, Gender, and Innovation Gaps in Data and Design for Healthcare

[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/utgpFx-LhkU”] Hindsight has it’s benefits. Today’s innovation and research communities are recognizing that the approaches to designing drugs devices and treatment have to change. They way most innovation have come to be excludes the personalized and individualized variables which play out differently based on sex and gender. If we truly want better outcomes in […]

TEDx Talk: “One Size Doesn’t Fit All”

[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/B-DF1tWp05c”] One size doesn’t fit all, personalizing medicine” considers the story of gender as an outlier in medical research and a call for change to those sitting at the healthcare table and represented in clinical, instrument and medical research. Dima Elissa shares her story as an outlier and “accidental entrepreneur” and how her experiences […]

YWCA Chicago’s “New Look of Leadership”

On March 26th, 2017, YWCA Chicago’s 5th Annual New Look of Leadership Fashion Event spotlights some of Chicago’s top business leaders who, through their professional work and community impact, support racial equality and the advancement of women. Watch as these influencers help reinforce the YWCA’s mission while modeling some of the hottest trends in fashion. […]

Northwestern Master of Science in Law Speaker Series

On March 16th of 2017, as part of the MSL Speaker Series, Dima Elissa and Neelum Aggarwal gave a talk on the adverse impacts of gender biases in biomedical research. To see the reflection of a MSL Student, Atefeh, visit https://sites.northwestern.edu/mslprogram/2017/04/24/msl-speaker-series-dima-elissa-and-neelum-aggarwal/