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My Dream Job

I’m a featured blogger now on blog.hu because of my Hungarian medical blog and I got an interesting question about which famous blogger I would like to wake up as tomorrow morning. It made me think for a while.

I’ve always wanted to become a researcher specialized in human genetics, that’s why I study genetics at the school of medicine of Debrecen. But as a blogger, I realized how innovative and fast online projects can be and how important e-health is.

My dream job would be a job where my only task is to inspire others with my vision and ideas while travelling through the world; and to understand more and more things that can have global effect.

Robert Scoble seems to be the best example right now.

Regarding the medical field, Alex Jadad has such a job:

Dr. Jadad initiated a new effort, known as the Global eHealth and eWellness Network Initiative (GENI, pronounced as ‘genie’), which seeks to explore innovative ways to promote optimal levels of health and wellbeing through the use of ICTs. Areas of interest include technologically-assisted vital environments, social networks and virtual supportive communities, new modalities of tele-work and tele-mentoring, robotic applications to improve quality of life and innovations in entertainment… Dr. Jadad currently advises the World Health Organization as a member of its Global Observatory for eHealth’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) .

He is also the leader of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation.

So I will graduate from medical school before September, 2009; then I plan to start PhD training in genetics but will also work on my blog and the projects I have recently launched. Until then, I will attend conferences focusing on the future of medicine:

  • 20th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (Vienna, Austria; August 28-30): Oral presentation
  • Medicine 2.0 Congress (Toronto, Canada, September 4-5): Oral presentation and Medical Bloggers’ Panel
  • Health 2.0 conference? (Bilbao, Spain; November 20)
  • Medicine Meets Virtual Reality conference 17 (Long Beach, CA; January, 2009): I’m a member of the organizing committee.
  • NeXtHealth conference (2009)

And of course, we will see how it goes.

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. crc #

    You could be the Zander of eHealth? Genetics is informatics.

    July 6, 2008
  2. Your ambition is inspiring.

    July 6, 2008
  3. Alex actually stepped down as a director of the Centre a while ago.
    But in any case, we always welcome people like you at the Centre and perhaps you should consider doing a PhD at the Centre (I’d be glad to support this and to supervise you – let’s have a chat about this when you are in T.O. at Medicine 2.0.

    July 6, 2008
  4. pomegranite #

    i only recently discovered Science Roll (the name serves your mission well) and am now following you on Twitter.com..so, congratulations! i live in Western Rural PA, USA and i am able to relate to the ideas and thoughts on my favorite subject, human genetics, all the way from Hungary…via the world wide web. sadly, i am not a Genetic Epidemiologist as i once planned on being and i don’t have the time or patience to do something as valuable as providing incredibly important health information like this (i have really enjoyed your posts and links thus far)..but i duly appreciate it. good luck to you, but i think you are already on your way in merging your interests and providing a helpful service.

    July 7, 2008
  5. Gunther, it sounds fantastic. Let’s talk about it in Toronto, I really look forward to it.

    Thank you for all the encouraging words. I hope you all will be right.

    July 7, 2008
  6. @ beranibaca: SPAM + TRAGON Program Thanks a lot !!!

    July 7, 2008
  7. I’m sorry for this. I removed that comment.

    July 7, 2008

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