Opening General Session and T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture

IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

Improving Health Through Discovery and Education
April 28 – May 1, 2018 • Chicago, Illinois

Victor Dzau

Saturday, April 28, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Opening General Session and T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture
Personalizing Health Care in the Era of Big Data

Jeffrey R. Balser, MD, PhD

Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine;
President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, Tennessee

Jeffrey R. Balser, MD, PhD, is a national spokesperson on health system integration and finance, and has led national efforts to understand and quantify academic health system financial support for research and education. His scholarship has included NIH‐supported research on the genetic precursors of cardiac rhythm disturbances, and the clinical management of cardiac arrhythmias in critical care settings. Dr. Balser has led Vanderbilt University to expand its research, moving Vanderbilt into 10th place among U.S. medical schools in NIH funding. He oversees one of the nation’s fully integrated academic health centers.

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