Terrestrial Applications of Space Medicine, Mind/Body Strategies to Unleash Human Potential; Music, Culture, Plant-Based Eating, Sports, Human Performance and Medicine to be Explored

Speakers include Renée Fleming, Grant Hill, Alice Walton, Steve Case, Michael Lopez-Alegria, Deepak Chopra and Norman E. Sharpless, MD

(Lake Nona, Orlando, Fla; Feb. 14, 2019) – More than 250 of the nation’s leading health care entrepreneurs and innovators, academics, government officials, cultural ambassadors, sports figures and other thought leaders will explore, discuss and develop solutions to improve global approaches to enhancing wellbeing and health at the 2019 Lake Nona Impact Forum held Feb. 20-22 in Lake Nona, Orlando, Fla. The forum, which echoes the vision of Lake Nona, a well-regarded, forward-thinking wellness community, will feature a series of in-depth, collaborative discussions about innovative approaches to health and wellbeing, including identifying the ways that music and art can impact and improve brain health, how innovations from space are leading to health and human performance on earth and how virtual reality and augmented reality can positively impact mental wellbeing. 

Opera star and soprano Renée Fleming, entrepreneur Steve Case, world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation Deepak Chopra, seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill along with some of the nation’s foremost health and wellbeing leaders will be among the panelists at the conference.  The Lake Nona Impact Forum, in its seventh year, is held in Lake Nona, one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States and one at the forefront of wellbeing and health.

The three-day symposium is an invitation-only event set in Lake Nona. Recognized by the Global Wellness Institute, Lake Nona is a 17-square-mile integrated, master-planned community home to an innovative health and life sciences cluster and a model for the design of a wellbeing community. Lake Nona’s nonprofit, community-focused organization that leads its wellbeing community initiatives, known as the Lake Nona Institute, hosts the Impact Forum each year. Lake Nona Institute incubates, activates and measures the impact of innovative technologies and programs used in Lake Nona so they can become global models for building healthy, sustainable, and inspired communities. The Institute’s current projects include a longitudinal study founded by Johnson & Johnson known as the Lake Nona Life Project and the development of WHIT, a model for the future of healthy homes.

“Enhancing wellbeing goes far beyond just health and is becoming a larger need across all walks of life,” said Gloria Caulfield, Lake Nona Institute Executive Director. “We are excited to gather some of the world’s most outstanding minds at the Lake Nona Impact Forum, incorporating thought leaders in medicine, the arts, sports, business and government.  Our goal is to put innovative ideas into action that can impact individuals, companies, and communities across the world.”

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Jeff Arnold, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Sharecare
  • Zsolt Bognár, World Renowned Concert Pianist, Mental Health Advocate
  • Mary Carillo, Sports Commentator and Tennis Analyst, NBC, HBO, Tennis Channel, Former Professional Tennis Player
  • Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC, Founder, AOL
  • Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Founder, The Chopra Foundation; Co-Founder, Center for Wellbeing
  • Dr. Ron DePinho, MD, Professor and Past President, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Renée Fleming, World Renowned Soprano, Advocate for the Arts, Education, Music Therapy, and Neuroscience Research
  • Patrick Geraghty, CEO, GuideWell and Florida Blue
  • Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN, Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory University School of Medicine, Associate Chief of Neurosurgery, Grady Memorial Hospital
  • Grant Hill, Vice Chair of the Board of the Atlanta Hawks, Seven-Time NBA All-Star, Broadcaster, CBS Sports, Turner Sports, NBA TV
  • Kevin Hines, author of the best-selling book, “Cracked, Not Broken,” Global Public Speaker, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker
  • Billie Jean King, Co-Founder BJK Leadership Initiative, Co-Founder, World Team Tennis 
  • Michael Lopez-Alegria, Former NASA Astronaut, Principal, MLA Space LLC
  • Norman E. Sharpless, MD, 15th Director of the National Cancer Institute
  • Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, Vice-Chair of Neurology, Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit, and Co-Director of the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Alice Walton, Founder and Chairwoman, Crystal Bridges Museum, Board Member, Walton Family Foundation, Founder, Alice L. Walton Foundation

As stewards of healthy living, Lake Nona is committed to hosting the Impact Forum and leading the conversation for building the wellbeing ecosystem of the future. The event is a think-and-do tank where novel ideas are not only discussed, but can be tested and explored within the Lake Nona community. 

To help develop innovative solutions to challenges in achieving optimum health and related technology, the 2019 Lake Nona Impact Forum is hosted at the health and life sciences cluster of Lake Nona Medical City. Impact Forum host venues include the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, the University of Florida Research and Academic Center, and the GuideWell Innovation Center.

The 2019 Lake Nona Impact Forum is presented by Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, GuideWell Innovation, Technogym, Integrated Wellness Partners, AdventHealth, Citibank, Tavistock Foundation, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, HCA Healthcare, Nemours Children’s Health System, UCF College of Medicine, University of Florida Health, USTA, Cisco, PepsiCo, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Dr. Phillips Foundation, Bioclinica Research (Compass Research), Visit Orlando, Tavistock Life Sciences, City of Orlando, OUC, Broad and Cassel, Solid Biosciences, HKS, Akerman & Senterfitt, Alston & Bird, Balfour Beatty, Coastal Construction, Moss & Associates, Orange County Government, SleepScore Labs, Sharecare, and BEEP.

To learn more about the Lake Nona Impact Forum and the Lake Nona Institute, visit www.LakeNonaImpactForum.org and www.LakeNonaInstitute.org.  Follow along with the Impact Forum on Twitter and Instagram at @LN_ Institute and at Facebook.com/LakeNonaInstitute. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #LNIF19.

About Lake Nona Institute:

Lake Nona Institute is a nonprofit, community-focused organization that incubates, activates and measures the impact of innovative technologies and programs that can become global models for building healthy, sustainable and inspired communities. The Institute focuses on programs based on: Health & Wellness, Education and Sustainability. At its core, Lake Nona Institute believes that individuals in the social context of a community can and do have a profound impact on wellness, education and sustainability.

About Lake Nona:

Orlando’s Lake Nona is one of the fastest-growing communities in America with more than 10 million square feet of world-class residential and commercial facilities.  Adjacent to Orlando International Airport, the large-scale, master-designed community is home to thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, world-class education facilities, a Health & Life Sciences Cluster, a Sports & Performance District highlighted by USTA’s Home of American Tennis – the largest tennis facility in the world, diverse work spaces, recreational facilities, retail centers, and entertainment venues encompassing the best Orlando has to offer with all the conveniences of a dynamic, vibrant community. Driven by a long-term vision, Lake Nona is committed to building an innovative community that inspires human potential whilst being focused on sustainable design, healthy living, and groundbreaking gigabit fiber optic technology. 

For more information, visit www.lakenona.com

Guest Post by Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chair at Johnson & Johnson

Originally published on LinkedIn on March 5, 2018

Resilience & Empathy. These are the most important skills you need in leadership, but you’re not likely to learn much about them in business school or through traditional leadership development programs.

Last week I was at the Lake Nona Impact Forum in Orlando, Florida, which brings together 250 thought leaders who are accelerating innovative solutions that aim to make a difference in the future of health for people around the world.

Think about that for a minute. These are the best and brightest minds from across business, industry, academia and government who are collaborating to solve problems and help people live healthier and better lives.

We want these leaders to succeed. We need them to succeed.

And yet, too often, people in leadership positions don’t prioritize their own health and wellbeing. The complexity, pace and unrelenting stress of today’s world are taking a toll on leaders – with an increasing number of unexpected departures due to physical health issues, mental and emotional burnout, or poor ethical decisions. And the problem for health care providers, such as doctors and nurses, is just as alarming.

Leadership development and wellbeing is a topic we’re passionate about at Johnson & Johnson. Here are a few things I shared last week at #LNIF18 about why we need to create resilient, empathetic and character-centered leaders.

The pressure is on…and the demands are only increasing.

In turbulent times, it’s easy for leaders to get disconnected from their purpose and what matters in life. What we hear is that leaders – people who are supposed to be the role models – are sacrificing their health, their relationships, and sometimes even their values to meet short-term business goals. Many feel emotionally isolated in their roles because they don’t know who they can talk to or who they can trust. Ultimately, this causes them to feel overwhelmed and question their ability to be successful.

Today’s leaders need a new set of competencies and new level of resilience.

After more than 30 years of research in behavior science, and through extensive training of remarkable leaders – including Fortune 500 CEOs, professional athletes, healthcare professionals and military Special Forces – at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, we’ve learned a lot about how to help people get to their best physically, emotionally and mentally, and sustain it over longer periods of time.

Business acumen is only one piece of the puzzle. How you behave and the strength of your character is just as important, if not more so, than making your numbers. We know the demands of today’s always on, 24/7 digital-first world are not going to change. That’s why building mental and emotional resilience is critical, not just to manage stress but to develop the capacity to take on more and to lead and partner with others.

We can help people become strong, healthy, and purpose-driven leaders.

We know that if we invest more deeply in our leaders as they get to a certain level within their career, then we can improve their overall leadership trajectory. To do this, you need to go beyond training them on how to lead a business, to also helping them understand how to better take care of themselves, how to manage stress and anxiety, and identify other areas of vulnerability that could derail them.

We work with CEOs and senior leaders within and outside of Johnson & Johnson through Premier Executive Leadership, a unique and holistic executive development program that focuses on physical wellbeing, mental and emotional resilience, and character-based leadership.

It’s good for people and it’s good for business.

Not only is this the right thing to do, but investing in human performance and energy management has demonstrated a proven ROI with strong links to improved market performance realized through decreased health care costs, all while increasing employee engagement and productivity. As a result, business performance improves as well as shareholder value.

We all work hard to live a life that matters, to make a difference in the world and to leave a meaningful legacy. As leaders, we need to invest in ourselves, and in those around us, so we can achieve our personal and leadership aspirations.

Lake Nona was conceived from a vision of creating the ideal place that inspires human potential through innovative collaboration. Many of Lake Nona’s business partners make this ideal manifest.

Today, Lake Nona announced the creation of an innovative wellness, performance and medically integrated fitness facility in partnership with Signet, LLC. and its subsidiary Integrated Wellness Partners (IWP). The new 110,000+-square-foot center will take a personalized approach to each member, which is updated in real time and based on the member results. The fitness center will also feature first-class equipment and on-demand fitness by another Lake Nona partner Technogym, who aligned with Lake Nona to create the first seamlessly connected fitness ecosystem in the U.S.

But this mission isn’t just manifest in business partnerships but in all of the conversations at this year’s 2018 Lake Nona Impact Forum where the uniquely curated audience of distinguished speakers and delegates worked to identify promising ideas and develop creative solutions to drive health and wellbeing on topics as varied as healthier communities, the opioid epidemic, nutrition and functional medicine, sports and executive performance, and, finally, a rousing call for using sport as a platform for positive social change.

We came together with a purpose to drive innovation and now we left with a mission and call to action – whether it’s helping the country resolve the opioid crisis or learning to take better care of ourselves and our community, or supporting those who might be ‘different’ so that they, too can be a part of our greater community.

Below, some key take-always from today’s discussions:

Creating Healthier Communities of Today and Tomorrow

“Smart cities is not about open data, but the people…Digital technology can enable and transform lives.”

  • Anil Menon, Global President, Smart and Connected Communities, Cisco, before cautioning the public not to leave the development of smart cities up to technologists because “we’ll screw it up.”

“We can reclaim that hyper-dynamic sense of community. We can do it in a way that puts people, not technology front and center.”

  • Dan Doctoroff, Chairman & CEO, Sidewalk Labs; Former CEO, Bloomberg LP; Former Deputy Mayor, New York City

Food and the Role of Functional Medicine

“Your thoughts, your feelings, your diet, stress, exercise, environmental toxins are washing over genes to create the expression of who you are right now.”

  • Mark Hyman, MD, Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine; Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center; Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Functional Medicine

“Food is medicine, not just calories. Food is the code that is driving our biology. Want to improve your health? Leave behind the food man made and eat the food god made.”

  • Mark Hyman, MD, Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine; Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center; Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Functional Medicine

Opioids: Are the Medical Benefits Worth the Addictive Destruction?

“Overdose and accidental poisonings are the #1 cause of unintentional death in America today.”

  • Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN; Staff Neurosurgeon, The Emory Clinic; Associate Chief of Neurosurgery, Grady Memorial Hospital – Moderator

“There is still so much stigma about addiction in our culture, in the language media uses, in people not having access to treatment, and the fact that less than one in 10 addicts are seeking treatment because they are ashamed to tell their family, friends or employer. We need to focus on opportunities to reduce stigma, change the way substance abuse is treated, and create national principals of quality of care.”

  • Shannon Hartley, Chief Marketing Officer, Shatterproof

“We tried ‘just say no to drugs,’ it doesn’t work. This is a behavioral health issue. Why are young people feeling the need to escape and treat depression or anxiety with medication? We need to understand the pressures they are facing. There are all these opportunities where we need to think of over ll health and wellbeing vs. just don’t do drugs.”

  • Shannon Hartley, Chief Marketing Officer, Shatterproof

“Palliative care, the end of life, may be the only situation in which opioids are appropriate standard of care.”

  • Bernie Elliott MD, Chief Medical Officer, Population Health Solutions, Optum

Strategies for Creating Healthier Citizens for America’s Future

“Technology can democratize healthcare. We should all be catalysts like Lake Nona and use tech to bring a healthy future.”

  • Daniel Kraft, MD, Chair of Medicine at Singularity University, Founder Exponential Medicine

Global Sports Alliance

“All humans have much more potential than they’ve tapped into. The gap between aspiration and resource is creativity. Creativity is what drives the development.”

  • Mark King, President, adidas North America

“To me, diversity means diversity of thought. The real art is integrating those thoughts into something meaningful.”

  • Mark King, President, adidas North America

Winning Championships: Evolution of the Professional Tennis Player

“I definitely [meditate] a couple of times a week, and I’ve been starting to do yoga a lot more, that’s been really big for me, my game, and just for me personally. I think it’s great for flexibility for strength. I also use visualization a lot. I watch a lot of videos of patterns that I like to play during my matched and different drills that I like to do and that’s helped me so much for every part of my game.”

  • Catherine “CiCi” Bellis, American Professional Tennis Player

“You should imagine things how you want them to go. Even during the match you shouldn’t just step onto the baseline and say “oh I toss the ball where am I going to serve?” I should really know what’s going to happen provided I execute properly on my serve. What’s going to happen 5-6 shots down the road in that point? I really should know that. If I don’t I’m not doing a good job mentally…. If you don’t have that picture, you lost.”

  • Ivan Lendl, former World Tennis No. 1 and eight-time Grand Slam Champion

“I think everybody gets introduced to the game in some way as kid whether through your parents or somebody in the club if you belong to a club and you should have fun. If you play matches and tournaments, believe me, it’s a lot more fun if you win the last point, so I always tell younger players to try to win the last point.”

  • Ivan Lendl, former World Tennis No. 1 and eight-time Grand Slam Champion

“Focus on the process, let the results come to you.”

  • Ivan Lendl, former World Tennis No. 1 and eight-time Grand Slam Champion

Sport: A platform for Positive Social Change

“If we can teach our children to hate, we can teach them to love again.”

  • Richard Lapchick, PhD, Endowed Chair & Director, UCF, DeVos Sport Business Management; CEO, National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS); Director, Institute for Diversity & Ethics in Sport

During the sixth annual Lake Nona Impact Forum today, Tavistock Development Company announced the creation of an innovative wellness, performance and medically integrated fitness facility in partnership with Signet, LLC. and its subsidiary Integrated Wellness Partners (IWP).

Situated within Lake Nona, the world’s most sophisticated wellness community as noted by the Global Wellness Institute, the new 110,000+-square-foot center will be located across the street from Lake Nona Medical City in the second phase of development of the Lake Nona Town Center, Lake Nona’s premier entertainment, dining and shopping district.

The new wellness campus will be one of the most comprehensive in the region, offering a broad array of health and wellbeing programs and services for the entire community, for Lake Nona residents, families, employees, recreational fitness and sports enthusiasts, as well as elite athletes. Memberships will be available, though rates have not yet been established.

The facility will take a personalized approach to each member. The staffing model, intake process and the technology provided to each member is a tailored plan, which is updated in real time and based on the member results.

“The creation of this world-class facility in Lake Nona is yet another example of how we are building out one of the most unique and comprehensive wellness communities in the country,” said Gloria Caulfield, executive director of the Lake Nona Institute. “This best-in-class collaboration with Signet and IWP will create an incredible regional asset, offering world-class programs and services across the entire spectrum of health and wellbeing. No matter where you are on your personal wellbeing journey, this new campus will offer something to help get you to that next step.”

Jim Ellis, managing director of IWP, describes the Lake Nona Wellness Center as the next evolution in health and wellness—with a community-based, scientific and medically integrated approach to combat deteriorating health and skyrocketing costs of health care.

“The only solution to overcoming the national health care crisis is prevention, that comes ultimately through lifestyle change,” said Ellis.  “The overwhelming evidence shows that we need to deliver impactful solutions that create community environments where, increasingly, the default choices for individuals, families and employees are healthy choices.  The Lake Nona wellness center delivers on the vision and promise made by Tavistock to the entire Lake Nona community to offer its membership a healthy, happy lifestyle.  This will then have a ripple effect on not only the Lake Nona community but many others for years to come as Lake Nona becomes a health and wellness flagship model for the country and around the world.”

The Lake Nona wellness center will offer a medically-based fitness center, sports performance training center, physician offices, community education spaces, and community-based programming, which extends well beyond the walls of the brick and mortar facility.  Its programming and features are designed to create and nurture an “ecosystem of wellness” that encompasses individuals, families, businesses and institutions, all supported by the medically-integrated health and wellness center platform, which serves as the hub for the model.

The facility will seamlessly integrate state-of-the-art physical resources, experts in preventive health, wellness and medicine, as well as a commitment to advancing the understanding of the science around health and wellness promotion, offering the Lake Nona community:

  • Health and fitness opportunities for all ages and levels of fitness
  • A Sport Performance Institute geared toward improving athletic performance for all ages and abilities
  • Medical services and educational programming offered by clinical and wellness partners based in the facility, creating employee wellness programming, sports performance training, and other onsite activities that create a “bridge” to the facility

The fitness center will also feature first-class equipment and on-demand fitness by Lake Nona partner Technogym, who aligned with Lake Nona to create the first seamlessly connected fitness ecosystem in the U.S.  Physical amenities of the new wellness center will include:

  • Childcare facilities with outdoor play
  • Daylighted public concourse
  • Indoor/Outdoor Demonstration Kitchen
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Outdoor training turf
  • Sports Performance area with 40 Yard Sprint Track
  • Wellness Plaza
  • Zen Garden

The Lake Nona wellness center will be located within the Lake Nona Town Center, a 100-acre anchor and regional destination for the large-scale, master-designed Lake Nona community and the greater Orlando region. At full build out, the Town Center will feature more than 4 million square feet. Its first phase opened in January 2016 with an 85,000-square-foot office building, two award-winning hotels (a Marriott Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott), 16,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and a multi-level parking structure. The five-story, central parking structure features two visual and interactive landmarks, the six-story Beacon and the Code Wall.

Lake Nona is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation with a thriving health and life sciences cluster, and sports and performance district that serves as home of the USTA National Campus, the world’s largest tennis facility and KPMG’s new training and innovation facility.

Healthcare is at an inflection point in the United States and around the world. Fundamental change is occurring within a structure that has reached critical levels of complexity and cost that have rendered the incumbent model inefficient and unsustainable. On the first day of the 2018 Lake Nona Impact Forum, we heard two very different approaches to healthcare from advocates for privatization and government intervention.

On our second day, Patrick Geraghty, CEO of Guidewell & Florida Blue, spoke with former U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt about how the current political climate will cause health policy to shift from volume to value and what role innovation will play in this transformation. The shift, Leavitt says, began 25 years ago and will continue for another 15 years. Some of this transformation is manifest when corporate behemoths like Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan team up to form an independent health care company for their employees in the U.S. or when companies like CVS rebrand themselves as CVS Health and partner with Aetna.

Both approaches signal not only a “serious discontent” with traditional approaches to healthcare, says Leavitt, but they also indicate a desire and an economic imperative to “drive new innovation.”

“Smart executives,” says Leavitt, “will anticipate where the market is moving and start to position themselves, but it will be hard to know how fast to move.”

New approaches to national healthcare policy will certainly be impacted by digital and mobile technology, which has the opportunity to transform medical practice from the population-based approach of treating illness to individualized medicine. Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General and current Chief of Health Innovations at Canyon Ranch, led a riveting discussion about how digital technology and genetic knowledge could fundamentally change the way modern medicine deals with patients and diseases.

Riffing on Geraghty and Leavitt’s earlier discussion about the nascent Jeff Bezos/Warren Buffett/Jamie Dimon effort, Robert S. Merkel, General Manager, IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences suggested, in a discussion about the Creative Destruction of Healthcare, that the companies need to look at data and come up with actionable insights in order to “move needle of overall health.”

“If we’re smart,” said Jonathan Perlin MD, President, Clinical Services & Chief Medical Officer, HCA Healthcare, “We’ll take cues take in our own organization. We have to understand how to deconstruct and reconstruct healthcare.”

Both Perlin and Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, StartUp Health; Senior Director of Health Policy & Innovation at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, agreed that creative destruction was an exciting development in healthcare.

But shifting the healthcare model will require a move from treating illness to a broader focus on improving health and wellness and involvement of the investment community. Technology, the panelists agreed could democratize and simplify information about healthcare. But, they agreed, technology needs to deliver value and deliver on the promise that it makes a difference in people’s lives.

For example, said Sandy Climan, President, Entertainment Media Ventures (EMV), the mentality of caring, embracing and service that is evident in the entertainment industry’s story telling needs to be embedded in the medical industry. We need to use technology to give patients who walk through the door a sense of community and humanize them.

Beyond providing quality healthcare and innovation in policy and technology, there are many other challenges to creating an ecosystem of wellbeing, a theme of #LNIF18. Other panel discussions focused on how longevity and aging will impact future demands on healthcare, the innovations necessary in mental health care to transform lives, and how consumer demands for nutritious and personalized food choices align with health, sustainability and a social agenda of growing and distributing healthy and affordable natural food at a national and global scale.

These questions, along with how individuals can play a more proactive role in managing their own health and wellness – whether it be through meditation, mindfulness, and diet – rounded out the rest of the discussions.

There has never been a time of greater change and more profound opportunity. Those individuals, organizations and communities that sharpen their focus, develop innovative solutions and execute on creative strategies will lead.

Photos from the sessions, as well as key quotes form panelists are available on Twitter at @LN_ Institute and at Facebook.com/LakeNonaInstitute. A In addition, several sessions were livestreamed at Facebook.com/LakeNonaInstitute

When the right businesses and institutions are located in proximity, they have the ability to foster collaboration and generate industry breakthroughs. At Lake Nona, in less than a decade, we have built a community on this strategy that has allowed us to bring in the right new industries to the region to fuel economic growth and job creation.

That vision was evident last night as Sandi Peterson, Global Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson announced the $18 million expansion of the corporation’s Human Performance Institute, a multidisciplinary training center and global hub for continuing research and development into science-based approaches to improve human energy capacity for performance, resilience and leadership.

Mark Britnell, Chairman & Partner, Global Health Practice of KPMG LLP explained the company is building a $400 million, 55-acre, state-of-the-art campus with 800,000 square feet of space for meeting, classroom, residential, and dining facilities to train future accountants. The campus will feature cutting-edge technology, including an innovation center that will support training and client engagement, and a heritage center to highlight the firm’s rich history and culture.

And, Dr. Mehmet Oz, founding partner of SleepScore Labs™, the company behind the most advanced non-contact sleep improvement system for consumers, presented critical information to raise awareness of how sleep habits have a major impact on the overall health and productivity of U.S. workers and its effect on the economy. SleepScore has partnered with Lake Nona’s WHIT Home, the Living Lab for a Healthy Home to help change the conversation around sleep.

The best part of this discussion? During the Q&A a start-up pioneering technology to improve sleep was introduced to Carlos Nunez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, ResMed.

This is what the Lake Nona Impact Forum is all about – collaborative problem solving to create an ecosystem of healthier living.

Through Participation in Leading Health Forum, SleepScore Labs and Dr. Oz Tackle the Impact of Sleep on Health and Productivity

SleepScore Labs to be Featured in Lake Nona’s WHIT, the Living Lab for a Healthy Home, Along with Other Ecosystem Partners

SleepScore Labs™, the company behind the most advanced non-contact sleep improvement system for consumers, today announced its partnership with the Lake Nona Institute and participation in the Lake Nona Impact Forum, an invitation-only event where nationally recognized thought leaders and business executives come together for a cooperative discussion to develop solutions to improve health, wellbeing and sustainable living . During the Impact Forum, SleepScore Labs founding partner, Dr. Mehmet Oz will present critical information to raise awareness of how sleep habits have a major impact on the overall health and productivity of U.S. workers and its effect on the economy.

Dr. Oz, a professor of surgery at Columbia University and eight-time Daytime Emmy® Award winner for “The Dr. Oz Show,” will present “Change Begins Tonight – The Impact of Sleep on Health and Productivity” to the audience of collaborative and creative industry leaders. The presentation will highlight significant problems facing U.S. businesses due to a lack of proper sleep, and seek to catalyze a national conversation around sleep habits and solutions.

While researchers and other medical professionals have recognized lack of sleep as a growing epidemic across the country for many years, public awareness is rapidly going up too.  According to SleepScore Labs user data, 55% of people sleep less than 7 hours per night equaling 12.1 million work hours lost or $506 billion in productivity lost. In light of these trends, there is an opportunity for companies to offer new solutions to their employees that can help them take control and advance their sleep quality by gaining an understanding of their sleep profile and following science-based advice and recommendations for improvement.

A panel of experts will join Dr. Oz for a comprehensive discussion about the need for proper sleep and what business leaders can do to make sleep a priority in their organizations. Dr. Nathaniel Watson, director of the University of Washington Medical Clinic and former president of the American Academy of Sleep Science; Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado, vice president and head of strategy and business development at Williams Sonoma; and Dr. Carlos M. Nunez, chief medical officer at ResMed, will share insights and advice for addressing the sleep-related health issues facing companies today.

“Our national lack of proper sleep is an unseen public health crisis and it is time for leading voices to change the conversation to focus on solutions,” said Dr. Oz. “Improving the sleep health of Americans is critically important work, and the solutions that will emerge from the Lake Nona Impact Forum — from SleepScore Labs and other thought leaders — will have a tremendous positive impact on our national wellbeing.”

Additionally, SleepScore Labs will be featured in the master bedroom of WHIT, a living lab of the Lake Nona Institute. SleepScore Labs’ personal sleep improvement system provides insights and actionable advice, and as a strategic partner of WHIT, SleepScore Labs will help guests envision how holistic smart home health technology can have a major impact on sleep health. Other partners from the SleepScore Labs ecosystem will also be featured along with technologies currently in the WHIT home, such as circadian lighting, air and water purification systems and an interactive digital cooktop.

WHIT is located within Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile integrated, master-designed community in Orlando, home to one of the fastest-growing health and life sciences clusters in the nation and a model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community that is the current focus of a longitudinal study by Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness known as the Lake Nona Life Project (liveworkparticipate.com).

“The information Dr. Oz and our panel of experts has compiled for the Lake Nona Impact Forum is vital to the wellbeing of all Americans, and will benefit the national conversation around sleep,” said Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs. “We are honored to showcase our ultra-personalized sleep improvement system alongside the cutting-edge technology in Lake Nona’s WHIT home, and share our goals to enhance the quality of sleep and promote healthier lifestyles.”

The Lake Nona Impact Forum SleepScore panel will be available via livestream on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM EST (time subject to vary), at https://www.facebook.com/lakenonainstitute and can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #LNIF18.

Visit the SleepScore Labs website for more information about its products and how to improve sleep quality. Connect with SleepScore Labs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To learn more about the Lake Nona Impact Forum and the Lake Nona Institute, visit http://www.LakeNonaImpactForum.org and http://www.LakeNonaInstitute.org.

Construction of state-of-the-art, 35,100-square foot research and  training facility expands commitment in Florida

 

The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute today announced it is expanding its footprint in the Lake Nona community in Orlando, Florida with the construction of its new global headquarters. The $18 million state-of-the-art campus, located in Lake Nona Medical City, will house the Human Performance Institute’s multidisciplinary training center and serve as the global hub for continuing research and development into science-based approaches to improve human energy capacity for performance, resilience and leadership. Construction will be completed by the end of the year.

The announcement comes as more than 250 health and wellness thought leaders from around the globe attend the annual Lake Nona Impact Forum, an invitation-only conference that brings the best and brightest minds in healthcare together for thoughtful and collaborative conversations about how to accelerate the impact of health innovation. The Forum has been supported by Johnson & Johnson since its inception six years ago.

“At the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, we are passionate about our mission to enable individuals to identify their purpose and sustain peak performance. With this investment, we are accelerating our ability to impact human wellbeing globally,” said Lowinn Kibbey, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. “In creating this world-class training environment, right in the heart of a vibrant community for medical care, research and education, the new facility will anchor our efforts to help individuals and organizations unleash their potential and their capacity for peak performance and wellbeing.”

“Johnson and Johnson’s decision to invest to further expand their footprint in Lake Nona is a testament to our city’s success in diversifying our economy and building infrastructure that drives Orlando’s reputation as a desired location for corporate expansion,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We welcome the company’s new facility, as it will create quality employment opportunities and provide a number of targeted and specialized services to our community.”

This state-of-the art training and research facility in Lake Nona will serve as the global flagship for the Human Performance Institute, will enable more workplace innovation concepts and will serve as an expression of Johnson & Johnson’s human-centered design capabilities and commitment to wellcare. To complement the physical expansion, the Human Performance Institute is transforming the brand expression across all key touch points, beginning with a relaunch of the company’s online portal at www.jjhpi.com to provide users with the latest practical insights, case studies and research on expanding energy capacity and improving personal performance.

“I am especially proud of the expansion of the Human Performance Institute’s new facility in Orlando – the same city we have called home for more than 20 years,” reflected Jack Groppel, Co-Founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. “There has never been a greater need – from those starting out in their careers to the upper reaches of the boardroom – to develop vital energy-management skills. As our world grows more complex and frenetic, our research continues to prove that discovering and living your personal purpose brings energy, fulfillment and wellbeing to your life. Living a life of character brings energy, fulfillment and wellbeing to the lives of others as well.”

For more than 30 years, the Human Performance Institute has been a pioneer in proven, sustainable behavior change science, working with professional athletes, military Special Forces and Fortune 500 CEOs in the field of high performance and energy management. Human Performance Institute programs are grounded in the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and nutrition to deliver proven sustainable behavior change and help individuals become physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused and fully engaged for real results.