Extreme By Design: Documentary & Panel


If you haven’t seen it, “Extreme by Design” is an inspiring 1-hour documentary that tells the story of students in health sciences, engineering, business, and design as they apply design thinking to create low-cost innovations that address real-world healthcare and environmental health problems. You’re invited to a screening and panel discussion!

Thursday, March 29
5 – 8 pm
Class of ’78 Pavilion
6th Floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
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Following the documentary, there will an interdisciplinary panel comprised of faculty and staff who will discuss:

  • reactions to the film,
  • innovative work they are engaged in, and
  • other interdisciplinary opportunities available at Penn.

After the panel, light refreshments will be provided.


Ocek Eke, PhD
Director for Global and Local Service Learning Programs,
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, GNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN
Ralston House Endowed Term Chair in Gerontological Nursing and Associate Professor of Geropsychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing

Brian Litt, MD
Co-Director, Penn Health-Tech
Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine
Professor of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Karen Meador, MD, MBA
Managing Director and Senior Physician Executive, BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation

Sarah Rottenberg
Executive Director, Integrated Product Design
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Design


Amanpreet Kaur, CFCS, MLIS
Community Health & Engineering Librarian, Penn Libraries

Marion Leary, MPH, MSN, RN
Innovation Specialist, School of Nursing
Director of Innovation Research, Center for Resuscitation Science

This event is co-sponsored by Penn Health-Tech and the School of Nursing and is a part of the Penn Libraries InterProfessional Student Advisory Gatherings (#IPSAG), a networking event series geared towards students interested in clinical, health sciences research, and related careers.

All are welcome and we hope to see you there!