What’s new with me, you ask? Well, two weeks ago I began my co-op in the process improvement department at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I think they’ll have me working on some pretty cool projects over the next six months. I am currently working on a project that involves piloting a new method of workflow and scheduling in the Lab Services department of the institute where patients get bloodwork done and IVs placed. This requires me to perform time studies to collect data that will eventually also be used to create a simulation of the processes going on in this department. One of the coolest things about my job is that it isn’t based on profit, but it is almost entirely based on improving the satisfaction of Dana-Farber’s patients and staff members. It feels really good to know that my work is set out to make people’s days just a little bit better. Plenty more to come on this topic!