Leadership Chat with ShapeUp Founder & CEO Rajiv Kumar, M.D.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
In conjunction with Health Day, we are pleased to offer the following enhancement:
Rajiv Kumar, M.D., founder and chief executive officer of ShapeUp, has graciously offered to speak with a small group of Theta IIs and LRI alumni about his work and his personal success story. ShapeUp is a venture-backed company that delivers social networking and gaming-based wellness programs to large employers and insurance companies. Under his leadership, ShapeUp has grown to cover over two million people across 93 countries.
Dr. Kumar earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and has focused his career on prevention, public health, and innovation in health care. He also received his Bachelor of Arts in business economics from Brown University.
Below are some of Dr. Kumar's most recent awards in recognition of ShapeUp's innovative and effective approach to community wellness:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders
Rajiv Kumar, Chosen as One of 10 Americans to Receive National Award for Development of Shape Up RI Program
2009 Innovation Award
From The Providence Business News
2008 Community Hero Award
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI and American Red Cross
2008 Stellar Health Promotion Program Award
New England Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
2008 Governor’s Award for Wellness Innovation
State of Rhode Island
2008 Meritorious Award
Rhode Island Public Health Association
2007 Community Outreach Award
Quality Partners of Rhode Island
Please note that this enhancement is reserved for current Leadership Rhode Island class members and dues-current alumni. If you are unsure if your dues are current, please contact Danielle Gaboury at 401-273-1574, x104 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.