Unleashing Innovation & Creativity to Transform Health Care

The College of Nursing hosted its eighth biennial Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Conference January 24.

By Kelly Sobers

Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship & Social Entrepreneurship in Health Care

DMS Conference 2018 The college's 2018 DMS Nursing Leadership Conference took place at the J. Wayne Reitz Union on the University of Florida campus. Mindy C. Miller
The United States health care system continues to grow in complexity, making it even more difficult to ensure patient care is appropriate and cost effective and achieves the desired health outcomes of consumers and providers.


Dr. Saurabha Bhatnagar Saurabha Bhatnagar, M.D., was the DMS Conference keynote speaker on intrapreneurship,.
"Nurses are the largest health care force in the United States."
Saurabha Bhatnagar, M.D.


Paul Ingledue Paul Ingledue, M.B.A., B.S.N.
"No company started big; every company starts out as one person and a great idea.”
Paul Ingledue, M.B.A., B.S.N.
Carr Scott Carr Scott, M.B.A., B.S.N.


Patrick Monahan, Ph.D. Patrick Monahan, Ph.D.

DMS Conference Breakout Sessions

  • MICHAEL MORRIS, Ph.D., M.B.A. Academic Director, University of Florida College of Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center | Behaving as Entrepreneurs: Nursing Practice, Innovation and Change

  • JIM O’CONNELL, M.Eng. Assistant Vice President, Technology Transfer and Director, UF Office of Technology Licensing | Transferring Your Discovery to the Market and Resources at UF

  • JULIE WHITNEY, M.S.N., B.S.N. Innovation Specialist, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System | VA Innovators Network: A Safe Space for Testing New Ideas and Joining Forces with Stakeholders Across the Community

  • DAVID MASSIAS, J.D. and BEN LOK, Ph.D. Co-Founders of Shadow Health: A Nurse-Focused Business | Educational Software for Interactive Learning Environments for Nursing and Allied Health Education Programs

  • LISA MAGARY, D.N.P., ARNP, CPNP, FNP-BC and DELLA TUTEN, M.S.N., ARNP, FNP-BC Co-Founders of Celebrate Primary Care | Concierge Health Care: Personalized Relationships, Unlimited Access to Providers

2018 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Awards

18 DMS Award recipients 2018 Dorothy M. Smith Nursing Leadership Awardees

Excellence in Innovation

Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship

Excellence in Intrapreneurship

Excellence in Health Care Leadership