AIF BLOG - January 2016

January 28, 2016
 Innovations are often explored at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and at the 2015 Spotlight Health segment of the event, medical experts told an audience about one of the more promising and exciting advances in disease treatment to come along in decades. Neurosurgeon Kevin Tracey, a pioneer in the emerging field of bioelectronic medicine, explained how using the body’s own nervous system could revolutionize disease...
January 21, 2016
The Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute seeks outstanding high school juniors and educators for a powerful leadership development and scholarship opportunity to attend the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO.Here's what past scholars have learned:Deadline approaching:As the February 16th application deadline for this year’s Scholars approaches, Indianapolis-based educator and past Bezos Scholar Mel...
January 13, 2016
 What is it about people who have great moral depth and exemplary character, and how did they get there? New York Times columnist and author David Brooks wrote a book exploring The Road to Character, and at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, he spoke with Yahoo News global anchor Katie Couric about what he found out in the process. The book is basically about humility, said Brooks, who defines the word as...
January 07, 2016
 Having a medical app on your smartphone is not just a cute gadget anymore, according to Scripps cardiologist Eric Topol — it’s part of a revolution: the democratization of medicine. Topol spoke with Aspen Idea and Atlantic editor Corby Kummer during the Spotlight Health portion of the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, demonstrating and discussing some of the best recent medical advances in smartphone technology. Now that...