The CVRC hosts "The Genomics and Wireless Future of Medicine" by Eric Topol, MD
On Monday, October 12th the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center hosted its annual lecture series and welcomed renowned researcher Eric Topol, M.D for his presentation titled The Genomics and Wireless Future of Medicine. Dr. Topol serves as the Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute, Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health, The Gary and Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, and as a Professor of Translational Genomics at the Scripps Research Institute.
In his career, Dr. Topol chaired the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic for 15 years. In that time, he raised the departments rank by US News and World Report to #1 for 11 consecutive years. He has over 1,000 peer reviewed publications and has edited over 30 books, including the Textbook of Interventional Cardiology (5th ed.), and the Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine (3rd ed.). He has also been recognized by the Institute of Scientific Information to be in the top 10 cited biomedical researchers in medicine within the past decade.
It was the pleasure of the Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Center to welcome such a distinguished researcher to a fully packed Jordan Hall lecture room. Dr. Topol’s thought provoking and intriguing lecture shed light on the future of both medicine and the technology backing its development. Through technological innovations Dr. Topol claims that “medicine is about to go through its biggest shakeup in history.” Today’s smart phone applications have become more adaptable to hospital needs and uses. IPhones can now be linked wirelessly to retrieve patient vitals in real time. Other electronic devices have been implemented publically to improve the efficiency of athletic exercise and everyday sleep. His lecture also stressed the revelations made within medicine in the past decade. Dr. Topol stated that in the last decade there have been “More discoveries on the root causes of disease than in the history of man.” For example, the gene or loci responsible for various diseases has been identified for over 220 diseases within the past 3 years alone.
The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center would like to sincerely thank Dr. Eric Topol for his visit back his Alma mater and wish him the best on all his future endeavors.