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Colloquium Series

Our Colloquium Series showcases panels and lectures from local, national, and international leaders on our time's most pressing health challenges. As convergence science investigating the multiple determinants of health from "cell to society," these sessions touch on a broad range of topics related to health and healthcare.

We are excited to showcase our Fall 2021 Colloquium Series presenters. Our three distinguished speakers will focus on different aspects of health innovation and technology. 

This series is free and open to the public through online registration. We hope you join us!

Developing Innovative Health Diagnostics to Improve Population Health

Presented by Dr. Stephen Tang, President & CEO, OraSure Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Stephen Tang is President and CEO of OraSure Technologies, which, along with its three wholly-owned subsidiaries, provides tools, services, and diagnostics for essential health information. Among other innovations, the company developed the first-to-market rapid tests for HIV and HCV antibodies. He also previously served as president and CEO of The University City Science Center.

Date: Wednesday, Dec 1
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Registration Required

Earlier Fall 2021

Innovation in Healthcare

Presented by Dr. Karen Murphy, Executive Vice President &  Chief Innovation Officer, Founding Director, Steele Institute for Health Innovation, Geisinger

As executive vice president, chief innovation officer, and founding director of the Steele Institute for Health Innovation at Geisinger, Dr. Karen Murphy works to improve and transform healthcare delivery through innovation and technology. She has held to her passion for health policy throughout her career, including during her tenure as Pennsylvania's secretary of health.

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Measuring Healthcare Quality: Why We are Failing and What Can be Done About It

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Jacobson, President, Astrata

Dr. Rebecca Jacobson is president of Astrata, a digital healthcare company specializing in natural language processing, which has proved key in harnessing large quantities of health data. The company was born from her work as vice president of analytics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Enterprises, which came after 16 years as a professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Full Presentation Recording

Previous Colloquiums