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The Future of Medicine Panel Discussion

Monday, February 10, 2014
7:00-8:30 PM
HUB Auditorium, University Park Campus

You are invited to join this distinguished panel to discuss the impact innovation will have on the future of medicine. Guests will hear from each panelist about their personal perspectives and will then be invited to join in the conversation. First 100 guests will receive a 2014 Shaping the Future Summit carabiner.


Moderator, Dr. Jeffrey Miller of Penn State Hershey

Dr. Jeffrey Miller is the vice chair and professor of dermatology and the associate dean for administration with the Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Miller provides leadership for oversight and management of Penn State Hershey's strategic planning process and the unified campus teams, leadership of conflict of interest programs, and oversight of campus disability services programs.


Panelist, Dr. Duane Alexander

Dr. Duane Alexander is a physician who served as the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development from 1986 through 2009. In 2009 he moved to the position of senior scientific adviser to the director of the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center. He is an author of numerous articles and book chapters, most of which relate to his research in developmental disabilities.

Panelist, Dr. Glenn Gerhard

Dr. Glenn Gerhard serves as the Administrative Director, Penn State Hershey IPM Biorepository and Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Gerhard has a long-standing interest in the genetics of complex phenotypes and a broad background in genetics. His work with co-investigator Dr. Christopher Still, converted Geisinger’s clinical weight management program into a research-based clinic, assembling one of the largest cohorts of bariatric surgery patients available in the country. Dr. Gerhard earned his B.S. and medical degrees from Penn State with post-doctoral research training in cell biology at the Wistar Institute and in Human Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed residency training in Pathology at Dartmouth. The main interests of his laboratory include the translational genomics of metabolic disorders and personalized medicine.

Panelist, Harold Paz

Dr. Harold L. Paz has served as chief executive officer of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Health System, senior vice president for health affairs for Penn State, and dean of the College of Medicine since April 2006. Prior to his appointment to Penn State, he served as dean of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and chief executive officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group, the largest multispecialty group practice in New Jersey, for eleven years, where he was professor of medicine.

Panelist, Dennis Shea

Dr. Dennis Shea is a professor of Health Policy and Administration, associate dean for Undergraduate Studies and Outreach in the College of Health and Human Development. He studied economics at Jesus College, Cambridge University and earned his masters and doctorate degrees from Rutgers University. His teaching interests are health economics and health policy with special research interests in the economics of aging, costs and use of long-term care, mental health care and health insurance and Medicare policy.

This program is being provided in partnership with the Eberly College of Science.