Experts to discuss future of medicine Feb. 3

Note: This event has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Medical educators, researchers and a health economist from the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Penn State’s College of Medicine and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center will discuss “The Future of Medicine” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the HUB-Robeson Center Auditorium.

The panelists include:
-- Dr. Duane Alexander, ’62 Eberly College of Science, senior scientific adviser to the director of the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center
-- Dr. Harold L. Paz, chief executive office of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System, senior vice president for health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine
-- Dr. Glenn Gerhard, ’82 Eberly College of Science, ’86g College of Medicine, administrative director, Penn State Hershey Institute for Personalized Medicine, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology with the Penn State College of Medicine
-- Dr. Kevin Frick, ’91 College of Health and Human Development, health economist and professor of health policy and management in the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jeff Miller, ’10g Smeal College of Business, professor of dermatology, vice chair of the Department of Dermatology, and associate dean for administration with Penn State College of Medicine.

The event is part of a series of programs leading up to the inaugural Shaping the Future Summit: The Impact of Innovation. The summit being sponsored by the Schreyer Honors College with support from Life Technologies Inc., includes programs focused on the future of energy, the environment, technology and entrepreneurship leading up to the keynote event April 1 featuring entrepreneur, innovator and author Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, co-founder and CEO of the X Prize Foundation.

For information about the Shaping the Future Summit, visit futuresummit.psu.edu.

Last Updated February 05, 2014