The Bakken Museum Lecture to Highlight Innovation in Designing for Health

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Bakken Museum will begin their 2019 lecture series on Feb. 6, with On The Verge: Designing for Health. During the lecture, a panel of industry experts will share their thoughts on using advancements in science, engineering, and humanities to design spaces that positively impact health.

The On The Verge series will be moderated by Jon Hallberg, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Public Radio Commentator.

Panelists will include:

  • Thomas Fisher – Professor, Director of the Minnesota Design Center, and Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design
  • Kathleen A. Harder, PhD – Director, Center for Design in Health and Director of Graduate Studies, Human Factors Program, University of Minnesota
  • Susan Jepson, MPH, BSN – Vice President, Upstream Health Innovations, Hennepin Healthcare

On The Verge: Designing for Health will begin at 6 p.m. with the panel discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis. Tickets are available online in advance of the event ( and at the door. Members of the Bakken Museum receive free admission to all On The Verge events. This event is for ages 18 and older.

This event is sponsored by MPR News and the Medical Alley Association.

The Bakken Museum

The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology and the humanities to make the world a better place. The museum is Minnesota’s only Smithsonian-Affiliate Museum and features a world-renowned collection of books and artifacts, multiple galleries focusing on the wonders of invention, plant medicine, bio-technology, and science, and The Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden. For more information, visit or call 612-926-3878.