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Institute of Medicine President to Speak at Clark School

Dr. Harvey Fineberg to Give Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture

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MEDIA ADVISORY  April 17, 2009

CONTACT:

Missy Corley
301 405 6501
mcorley@umd.edu

WHAT: "Innovation in Medical Technology"—One of America's strengths has been a robust research and development enterprise in advancing medical technology that can save live and improve the quality of life. At the same time, many economic analyses ascribe a high share of the rising costs of health care to increasing use of medical technology. This talk will explore the following question: Is it possible to promote and realize the benefits of new science and technology for health and at the same time to maintain an affordable health system? Special emphasis will be placed on the role of comparative-effectiveness research and other policy tools to achieve these dual goals.

This lecture is a part of the 3rd Annual Fischell Festival of Bioengineering

WHO: Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – lecture, preceded by reception at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: 1110 Kim Engineering Building
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

The Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture at the A. James Clark School of Engineering brings leading technology enterprise thinkers to campus—men and women from large, established companies or small and promising start-ups, who deal with the real-world challenges of a fast-paced, global economy. In their lectures and question-and-answer sessions, they share their insights and experiences, their “war stories” and predictions, inspiring audience members to apply new ideas and approaches in their current or future careers. For more information: www.eng.umd.edu/whitingturner

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