University of West Virginia innovator will lecture on impact technology will have on future of healthcare

Robin A. Felder, Ph.D.
Robin A. Felder, Ph.D.
Oct. 24, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2012) - Try to imagine how the practice of medicine will transform in the next decade. Now think of ways universities can contribute to this change. What comes to mind?

Robin A. Felder, Ph.D., professor of pathology and associate director of clinical chemistry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, will provide answers to this question in a lecture hosted by Baylor and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Felder's lecture "Golden Opportunities for Innovation: Ubiquitous Healthcare and Wellness Monitoring" will focus on how universities can contribute to the future of modern medicine through effective technological innovation and translation of new technologies and processes.

"Dr. Felder will be speaking on how to produce an affordable, safe healthcare system and argue that this requires a focus on wellness and home-based health care delivery. One mechanism that might allow this would be the development of novel wearable, implantable, near-patient sensing technologies that would provide remote diagnosis of disease and healing. For example, ingestible, electronically powered pharmaceuticals could enable remote therapeutics while smartphone-based apps providing wellness motivational strategies could prevent disease in the first place." said Truell Hyde, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Research at Baylor.

In 2012, Felder was named the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year, the highest honor ever bestowed on a University of Virginia innovator.

"This is a lecture that anyone, student or faculty alike, interested in the future of healthcare, will not want to miss," Hyde said.

The lecture will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Room E. 231, Baylor Sciences Building (BSB), 101 Bagby Ave. A reception will follow the event in the E. 2 elevator landing in the BSB.

For more information, contact Sherri Honza at (254)710-1271.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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