"Self-awareness is perhaps the most important strength a leader can have, along with a willingness to understand other people and empathize with them." This is one of many essential leadership attributes Stewart Bainum ('70) learned in a managerial psychology course. The soft skills that he developed during his UCLA MBA experience has served him well. As the chairman of Choice Hotels, Bainum is helping hotel franchisees, hit hard by the current pandemic, to get the support they need to manage the crisis. When it comes to philanthropy, Bainum chooses causes where he can make the biggest difference. For UCLA Anderson, he has established two fellowships and serves as a Board of Advisors member. In recognition of his career accomplishments, philanthropy and generosity toward UCLA Anderson, Bainum is the recipient of the 2020 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award.
UCLA Anderson has launched a new podcast series "How the World Works." Warren Olney and Anderson faculty members uncover some of the most fascinating aspects of business and how we work, including valuable insights about leadership and economic realities stemming from the current pandemic. One of Southern California's most distinguished journalists, Olney will host regular conversations with Anderson world-renowned thought leaders. Listen to a discussion with Professor Sebastian Edwards on "Leadership (Or The Lack Thereof) In This Global Crisis."
Upon graduation from UCLA Anderson in 2012, classmates Ilya Rachman ('12) and Sean Senn ('12) joined forces to launch Immix Biopharma. Senn, who was working as a biotech patent lawyer, and Rachman who is a physician and scientist, wanted to devise a more efficient way to develop medicines for patients with advanced cancer. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Immix shifted its focus and teamed with biopharmaceutical company MannKind to develop possible treatment options for the virus. Immix also hopes to craft a prevention strategy to reduce reinfection risk once the economy begins to reopen.
The Center for Global Management will host a virtual event on Tuesday, June 2 about the global race for a cure from a clinical, pharmaceutical, and technology perspective. Jennifer McCaney, assistant professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and executive director, UCLA Biodesign will moderate a conversation with leading experts from the UC multi-campus Global Health Institute, Roche Diagnostics, Gilead Sciences, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
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Gain insights on a variety of business topics from cutting-edge research by UCLA Anderson’s faculty in this month’s Anderson Review.