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COVID-19 and the Future of Medicine
December 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-10
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The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed dire shortcomings in public health infrastructure while also catalyzing extraordinary innovation in vaccine development and treatment. But how will the greatest health crisis in a century transform the future of medicine? Join Eric Topol and Hawai‘i experts to discuss systems changes necessary to prepare for future emergencies, as well as the promise of genomics and artificial intelligence to transform medical research and practice.
Topol will be interviewed by Aimee Malia Grace, Director of UH’s Office of Strategic Health Initiatives, and they will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Josh Green and Randall Holcombe, Director of the UH Cancer Center.
Eric Topol is the Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute. An expert in genomic and digital tools to individualize medicine, he is a lead researcher on the NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative and principal investigator of a flagship grant to promote medical innovation. Topol is one of the most cited authorities in medicine and the author of three bestselling books: The Creative Destruction of Medicine, The Patient Will See You Now, and Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again.
Presented by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series.
Event sponsors: Kanu Hawai‘i, UH Alumni Relations.
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