A New Era: The Promise of Research and Technology for Better Health
Luncheon Presentation by Jeffrey Bluestone, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, University of California, San Francisco
In this decade, we are experiencing a transformation in the way we perceive, describe, and address disease and illness. Innovation and rapid change are occurring across the worlds of research, technology and social media, which in turn are coming together to create a completely new understanding of health and wellness. What are the exciting developments in the world of biomedical research such as advances in genetics and precision medicine, and what does this mean for us - as patients, citizens and communities? What are the unique roles that industry, government and academia play to achieve the goal of health and wellness? What are some of the lessons and best practices learned, and how can it be applied to Asia to contribute to better health and well-being?
Jeffrey Bluestone is Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UCSF, where he guides the research and academic enterprise, including industry partnerships and alliances. He was the founder of the Immune Tolerance Network, a private-public partnership that allows the conduct of innovative clinical trials with a focus on disease mechanism. Dr Bluestone has received numerous awards including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Science. He was previously with the Ben May Institute for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago and National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Dr Bluestone graduated from Rutgers State University, and received his PhD from Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science.