The Future of Medicine

Former CEO and Chairman of Varian Medical Systems Richard “Dick” Levy, Managing Director of Sanderling Ventures Tim Mills, and School of Medicine Professor Mildred Cho are interviewed by instructor Ernestine Fu. In the last 50 years, we have seen incredible innovations in medicine. We have been able to eradicate smallpox, learn how to transplant organs, and even create artificial hearts. While these are all impressive, we still have a long way to go. The future of medicine will have even more profound impacts on our daily lives. The speakers explore recent advances in medicine, inefficiencies that must be addressed, and what the future holds for us.

Course Description: The next wave of technological innovation and globalization will affect our countries, our societies, and ourselves. In the next economy, we will see a fusion of technologies and research that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.

We will see extraordinary technology advances that are commensurate with those of the first, second, and third industrial revolutions. These earlier industrial revolutions introduced the use of steam power to mechanize production, development of groundbreaking inventions in transportation, telecommunications, and manufacturing, as well as more recently, the introduction of the digital era.

As the next revolution is transforming humanity, MED/CEE 214: Frontier Technology explores the development and application of key emerging technologies in society: AI/ML; Smart Cities and Urban Mobility; Advanced Life Sciences; Telecommunications with 5G; and Data Privacy, Ethics, and Policy.

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