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About the Event

Anyone who knows of conditions in an American hospital before antibiotics, much less before anesthesia, can tell you what a medical breakthrough looks like.

In recent decades, there has been a continuous improvement in medical knowledge and technique which has increased lifespans and quality of life for many millions but not these kinds of profound breakthroughs.

As we move deeper into the 21st-century, what are the areas of greatest promise in medical science, where are the breakthroughs, and if breakthroughs are achieved, what will they mean for individuals and society?

A diverse and distinguished panel of experts in many of the areas at the frontier of medical science explored these questions.

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About the Panelists*

  • Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Stephen K. Klasko MD, MBA, President, Thomas Jefferson University; CEO, Jefferson Health
  • Bruce L. Levine, PhD, Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Mitchell Morris, MD, Executive Vice President, OptumInsight
  • Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine in Genetics and Associate Professor of Medicine, Penn Medicine
  • Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD, Founding Director of the Computational Medicine Center at Thomas Jefferson University