125th lecture: Eric Topol, M.D., discusses human digitization, June 12

The next speaker in the 125th Anniversary Lecture series is Eric Topol, M.D., director, Scripps Translational Science Institute, who will explain how digitizing human beings reboots the future of medicine.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 12 p.m.
Where: OHSU Auditorium
Who: As with all 125th anniversary lectures, the entire OHSU community is invited and members of the public are also welcome.

About the Lecture

Pioneering geneticist and cardiologist Eric Topol, M.D., will share his perspective on the coming era of “big data” and the transformative impact of the digitization of medicine, focusing on the convergence of genomics and innovative wireless health care “apps” — a topic covered in Dr. Topol’s recent book The Creative Destruction of Medicine. Will we soon be checking vital signs on our phones? Dr. Topol is currently the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, where he also holds an endowed chair of innovative medicine. Previously, he was chief of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, a 2009 TEDMED speaker, and named the #1 most influential Physician Executive in 2012 by Modern Healthcare.

Check out this EdNews post featuring a great video of Dr. Topol giving Stephen Colbert a smart phone ear exam.

Questions? Contact the School of Medicine Dean’s Office. No RSVP necessary.