Michael Friedlander delivered the commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, delivered the spring commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke on May 10.

In his talk, “The Future of the Sciences of Health,” Friedlander encouraged students to contribute to the improvement of health and health care and challenged graduates to keep the science in health science—by “listening, observing, and noting carefully and systemically, discussing what you observe with other members of the patient’s health care team, and by taking the initiative to understand and to explain what works and what didn’t work and why.”

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