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The FUTURE MAKERS LECTURE SERIES is sponsored by The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center and made possible with support from the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Fund, Inc. The series brings to the Emory University campus people of vision in science, health care, business, government, the arts, and other fields relevant to the future of Emory's clinical, teaching, and research missions.

Lectures are held on the Emory campus. Tapes of the presentation will be available for loan shortly after the lecture from the Office of Health Sciences Communications, (404) 727-5686.

All lectures in this series have been designated for 1 hour continuing education credit through the AMA Physicians Recognition Awards Program.

View Webcast of the recent presentation, Uncommon Sense and Innovation.

William Brody No Matter how objective we think we are, humans are programmed not to recognize new discoveries, and it is a precious few who have the ability to do so.

William R. Brody, MD, PhD, the 13th president of Johns Hopkins University, is an innovator who understands the challenges of innovation from his own experience. He holds a U.S. patent in medical imaging, has founded three medical device companies, and has made contributions in medical acoustics, computed tomography, digital radiography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Hear insights he has learned along the way about the "discontinuous" nature of research and how to "pick a winner" --how to differentiate discoveries that will be landmark from those that will be merely also-rans.

Dr. Brody's role as an entrepreneur is complemented by broad academic experience. He was a provost of the Academic Health Center at University of Minnesota. From 1987 to 1994, he was Martin Donner Professor and director of the Department of Radiology, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins as well as radiologist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was also professor of radiology and electrical engineering at Stanford University (1977-1986), where he received his MD and hD and did postgraduate training in cardiovascular surgery and radiology. He also trained at the NIH and University of California, San Francisco. He has authored more than 100 publications.


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Pay for Performance
Steven H. Lipstein
President and Chief
Executive Officer
BJC Healthcare
February 23, 2006

Policy and Politics: Issues for Academic Medicine
Richard M. Knapp, PhD
Executive Vice President
Association of American Medical Colleges

The Consequences of Uninsurance: Informing the Public Debate
Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Michigan
October 25, 2004

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: From Promises to Proof
Stephen E. Straus, MD
Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
April 28, 2004

Preparing Physicians for a Challenging Future
Jordan J. Cohen, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Colleges
October 22, 2003

Improving Care for Chronic Illness
Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH, FACP
Director, MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation
April 30, 2003

Lessons from the Swine Flu Program in an Age of Bio-Terrorism
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PHD
President, Institute of Medicine

A New Vision for NIH
Elias Zerhouni, MD
Director, National Institutes of Health
January 28, 2003

Rx for an Ailing Health System: A 2020 Vision for Health Care
Karen Davis, PhD
President, The Commonwealth Fund
April 23, 2002

The Fair Conduct and Reporting in Clinical Research
Drummond Rennie, MD, FRCP, FACP
February 12, 2002

Crossing the Chasm in Health Care: Achieving Quality Care for all Americans
Kenneth I. Shine, MD
April 25, 2001

Academic-Industrial Relationships: Measuring Opportunities and Assessing Conflicts
Joseph B. Martin, MD
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
March 14, 2001

The Changing Face of Neuroscience
Gerald D. Fischbach, MD
Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences at Columbia University
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
January 10, 2001

Professionalism in American Medicine: The Need to Reaffirm the Social Covenant
John D. Stobo, MD
President of Texas Medical Branch
September 19, 2000

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