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Medtronic Chairman and CEO to Speak at UM's Clark School

Art Collins to Give Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture

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Missy Corley
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WHAT:How Advances in Medical Technology Will Provide Greater Value to Patients and the Health Care System — "Advances in traditional medical technology are being combined with advances in information technology, biotechnology and other breakthroughs to improve medical outcomes as well as provide more cost-effective delivery of care around the world. I will characterize the environment in which these advances are being made and highlight specific examples of how technology is either extending life or improving the quality of life for an increasing number of people."

- Art Collins

WHO: Medtronic Chairman and CEO Art Collins

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2007
5 - 6 p.m. - lecture, preceded by reception at 4:30 p.m.
**This lecture is preceded by the 1st Annual Fischell Festival**

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.