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June 2021

Meet Our 2021 Intern Class

Join us in welcoming the Axia Institute’s 2021 Intern class! We cannot wait to see what they accomplish throughout the course of this internship. Learn more about Satwik, Drew, Sadana and Nate in our most recent blog post.

New Axia Executive Director Named

John Hatfield has been appointed the new Executive Director of The Axia Institute, replacing Dr. Charles Hasemann, who has served as Interim Executive Director since January 2021.

May 2021

Joining Axia for this webinar were Namrata JainGroup Manager, Channel Inventory ManagementGenentech USA, Inc, Dr. Vedat VerterJohn McConnell Endowed Chair of Business and Chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, and Chris VieauDirector of Supply Chain Management, MidMichigan Health.

April 2021

Revolutionizing Patient Safety Webinar Series: Event Recap

Revolutionizing Patient Safety Webinar Series: Event Recap
On April 14, the Axia Institute hosted its second Revolutionizing Patient Safety webinar titled The Patient-Centric Supply Chain for Prescription Drugs.

Joining Axia for this webinar were Ghasda Ashkar, Pharm. D., Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, UCLA Health, and Jillian Foster, Pharm. D., Pharmacy Service Line Administrator, Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Axia Institute Research Leader Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian moderated the session along with Mark Karhoff, Principal at Ten Count Consulting. During the webinar our pharmacy participants shared their perspectives on the patient-centric supply chain while sharing their challenges and opportunities for improvement.

Slides from this session are available for download, as is the Zoom replay.

December 2020

Getting COVID-19 Vaccines from the Factory to the Pharmacy – A Discussion with Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian

December 2020

Bahar Aliakbarian is an expert in supply chain management in pharmaceuticals and a professor at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. Here, she describes the vaccine supply chains of Pfizer and Moderna, which are expected to be the two major early suppliers of the COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. She also talks about challenges in distribution and the work being done to ensure safe and systematic delivery of the vaccines.

New Research Leader Joins the Axia Institute

December 16, 2020

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos A. Marino as Research Leader – Value Chain Digitization …

Getting COVID-19 Vaccines from the Factory to the Pharmacy – A Discussion with Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian

December 2020

Bahar Aliakbarian is an expert in supply chain management in pharmaceuticals and a professor at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. Here, she describes the vaccine supply chains of Pfizer and Moderna, which are expected to be the two major early suppliers of the COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. She also talks about challenges in distribution and the work being done to ensure safe and systematic delivery of the vaccines.

New Research Leader Joins the Axia Institute

December 16, 2020

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos A. Marino as Research Leader – Value Chain Digitization …

November 2020

Ten Count Consulting Joins the Axia Institute

November 2, 2020

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute is pleased to announce that Chicago-based Ten Count Consulting, LLC has joined the Axia Institute as a General Member.

October 2020

Industry Leaders Featured at Revolutionizing Patient Safety: Securing the Medication Supply Chain Virtual Conference

October 2020

On October 6, 2020, the Axia Institute hosted a virtual industry-focused event on the critical value chain to secure the supply chain for prescription medication. Revolutionizing Patient Safety: Securing the Medication Supply Chain provided a relevant forum for the important issue of patient safety and brought together industry professionals to discuss this important challenge. The Axia Institute would like to thank its sponsors including the Council of Pharmacy Executives and Suppliers (CPES), the Council of Supply Chain Executives (CSCE), eAgile, Fresenius Kabi, GS1, and IntelliGuard for helping underwrite this important event.

Revolutionizing Patient Safety: Securing the Medical Supply Chain

About: On October 6, the Axia Institute conducted a revolutionary conference with industry professionals and keynote speaker Christopher Jerry who shared his touching story to inspire change. Available on our website are the recap videos and event summary. We look forward to continuing to inspire change and discussing industry challenges and how to overcome them.

Upcoming Events

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Previous Events

March 2020

Bahar Aliakbarian Presents at the Midland Business Alliance

March 16, 2020

Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian of the Axia Institute recently presented at the Midland Business Alliance’s February Issues and Answers session. The event, Employers’ Update on the Opioid Crisis featured a panel of professionals from the medical field, health agencies and academia. The panel addressed workplace challenges caused by the opioid crisis and outlined strategies for managing these risks.

The Axia Institute Hosts Global Logistics Forum

March 26, 2020

The Axia Institute recently hosted Bridging the Gap: Establishing a Global Logistics Community to Jointly Address Common Challenges. The goal of the event was to help Axia and its partners begin thinking about ways to address shipping challenges across the global supply chain.