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2010 Medtronic Lecture to discuss automation and wireless technology in clinical devices

October 21, 2010

Joseph M. Smith, MD, PhD, FACC, Chief Medical and Science Officer, Gary and Mary West Wireless Health Institute, will present the 2010 Annual Medtronic Lecture on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 5:30 pm, in Hackerman Hall Room B17 on the Homewood Campus, as part of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series.

The lecture, titled “The Challenge of Re-Engineering Health Care Delivery: Beyond Gadgets and Gizmos,” will address the coming wave of advances in wireless and automatic diagnostic, monitoring, and therapeutic devices and their implications for our integrated system of health care delivery.

Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in EE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and an MD from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Smith’s career spans leadership in clinical practice, industry, and most recently, private foundations. At the West Wireless Health Institute, he leads initiatives both to accelerate the use of wireless health technologies and better target solutions to critical medical needs.

This lecture is made possible through an educational grant from the Medtronic Foundation.

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