Professor Benjamin Harris form University of Oxford visits MUL

Recently, our University hosted Prof. Benjamin Harris, a long-term employee of the University of Oxford, an oncologist, a researcher and the owner of Smashmedicine LTD.

Prof. Harris ran some classes for the students at English Division of the Faculty of Medicine on ‘Entrepreneurship and innovation in health care systems’. The participants had a chance to learn about current methods of creating innovations and setting up entrepreneurial business in health care.

Prof. Harris’ visit is the fruit of an ongoing collaboration between prof. Magdalena Wrzesińska, Head of Department of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the researchers from Oxford  in the project funded by w EIT-Health „SmashMedicine: transforming medical education” (2020-2023). The aim of the project is to evaluate and implement the learning platform based on machine learning and gamification.

The visit was held thanks to the University activities within MUL Developmental Strategy for 2021-2025 within the programme of hosting and employing visiting professors at the Medical University of Lodz.