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On May 4th, please join Cambia Grove Executive Director Maura Little for a conversation with Lee Huntsman, UW President Emeritus. Using the Cambia Grove Health Care Innovation Advancement Framework as our guide, we will hear about the forces driving innovation including technical, economic, and political influences and how these factors contribute to the foundational elements necessary to support innovation – infrastructure, incentives, and culture. This conversation will provide a deeper understanding of the Advancement Framework and how these principles can be applied to align all players within the innovation ecosystem.

Lee Huntsman served as Associate Dean for scientific affairs in the UW School of Medicine from 1993 to 1996 and became Acting Provost of the University of Washington in 1996 and Provost in 1997. In November 2002, Huntsman became Interim President and then President of the University of Washington. In July 2005, Lee Huntsman was selected by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire as the first Executive Director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority, a public-private partnership intended to give life sciences research in the state a major boost. Lee served as the Executive Director until 2012.

After distinguished service in academic leadership spanning more than two decades, Lee Huntsman was named President Emeritus by the University of Washington Board of Regents in July 2004. He continues to provide leadership in a variety of scientific and policy initiatives underway at the University and in the state of Washington and as a member of various for profit and nonprofit boards.

Maura Little joined the Cambia Grove team in April 2017. Cambia Grove is a catalyst for health care innovation focused on removing barriers to creating a person-focused health care system. Her current role as Executive Director builds on her previous leadership roles in advancing health care innovation as the Washington State Director of Life Science and Global Health Development. Maura began her journey in the health care sector in 2009, when she played a key role in the development the federal Affordable Care Act as a staff member for then-Congressman Jay Inslee. She has also served as the Washington State Director of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, advocating on behalf of cancer patients and their families.

Cambia Grove Under the Boughs showcase subject matter experts and discussions on important topics in health care.