New technological innovations in health care abound, John R. Lumpkin said in his morning lecture on Friday, and the United States is on the cutting edge.
The United States has incredible medical science and innovative means of treating illnesses — yet it doesn’t do well in translating those advances to improving the health of citizens throughout the country.
“Have you looked at nursing lately?” Martha N. Hill asked the audience by way of opening her Thursday morning lecture in the Amphitheater, the fourth in Week Nine, “Health Care: From Bench to Bedside.”
Nurses are not “mindless bimbos” — at least not for Martha N. Hill, today’s morning lecture speaker. Hill, who serves as both the dean emerita and a professor for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, will talk about common misperceptions about the profession with her lecture, “Have You Looked at Nursing Lately?” at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.
In taking the Amphitheater stage for his Wednesday morning lecture, Acting Deputy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Scott Giberson said that he had two goals: to “accelerate a paradigm shift to health,” and to “inspire action.”
In a 2011 report to the acting surgeon general of the United States, now-Acting U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Scott Giberson, outlined the challenges to access that are evident in today’s health care system and provided a potential answer to overcoming them.
Mental illness has always plagued human beings, said Daniel R. Weinberger, yet only in the last 10 years have scientists really begun to understand its genetic causes.
Medical research is at an inflection point, Keith Yamamoto said in his 10:45 a.m. morning lecture on Monday in the Amphitheater. But with strategic moves in data aggregation and collaboration between disciplines and sectors, medical researchers can revolutionize health care through what he called “precision medicine.”
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, world-leading schizophrenia research scientist Daniel Weinberger will speak about strides being made in brain research. His presentation is titled “Nature vs. Nurture Meets 21st Century Brain Science.”
Keith Yamamoto is “perfect for starting the week,” said Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education.