Feb 26, 2010

Technology in Medicine- TEDMED 2009 Video channel

TEDMED Opening


TEDMED celebrates conversations that demonstrate the intersection and connections between all things medical and healthcare related: from personal health to public health, devices to design and Hollywood to the hospital. Together, this encompasses more than twenty percent of our GNP in America while touching everyone's life around the globe.

The speakers featured in this video playlist are-   

1. Aimee Mullins -
Athlete, Actress, Activist
Outfitted with woven carbon-fiber prostheses that were modeled after the hind legs of a cheetah, she went on to set World Records in the 100 meter, the 200 meter, and the long jump, sparking frenzy over the radical design of her prototype sprinting legs.Aimee has received accolades for her work as an actor, including in the critically-acclaimed film by contemporary artist Matthew Barney, Cremaster 3, which was released in 2003.   

2. Eric Topol –
Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
Dr. Topol has been active in wireless medicine, having served on the Scientific Advisory Board of Cardionet, the first commercially successful wireless health company, and presently on the Board of Directors of Triage Wireless.

3. Jamie Heywood –
Co-­‐Founder& Chairman, PatientsLikeMe

4. David Agus –
Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California
Dr. Agus’ research is focused on the application of proteomics and genomics for the study of cancer and the development of new therapeutics for cancer.
5. Bill Davenhall –
Global Marketing Manager, Health & Human Services Solutions, ESRI
Bill’s newest mission is creating intelligent geographic solutions and technologies that would help physicians improve their diagnostic capabilities by receiving geographically and environmentally relevant information at the time of a patient consultation.

6. Anthony Atala –
Dir., Wake Forest Inst. for Regenerative Medicine. Chair of Urology, Wake Forest Univ.
His current work focuses on growing and regenerating tissues and organs. Dr. Atala has received numerous awards, including the US Congress funded Christopher Columbus Foundation Award, and was named by Scientific American as a Medical Treatments Leader of the Year. His work was listed as Discover Magazine's Number 1 Top Science Story of the Year in the field of medicine, and as Time Magazine’s top 10 medical breakthroughs of the

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