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Going Farther While Staying Closer


April 18, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, R3012
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

TEDMED is a multidisciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. This program features brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create important new possibilities. Join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on April 16-19 as we live broadcast this year’s TEDMED program in our third-floor conference center.

Speakers for this session include:

Ramesh Raskar
Can computational photography change the way we see the future of technology in medicine? Ramesh Raskar of MIT Media Lab will share his insights.

Roni Zeiger
Hear why internal medicine physician Roni Zeiger left his position as Chief Health Strategist at Google to explore the next generation of social media and health.

Susan Desmond-Hellmann
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH became the ninth Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in August 2009. An oncologist and renowned biotechnology leader, Desmond-Hellmann holds the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor appointment at UCSF. In her role as Chancellor, she oversees all aspects of the university and medical center’s strategy and operations.

Christopher J.L. Murray
Physician and health economist Christopher Murray is changing the way we measure and visualize global health.

Larry Brilliant
Larry Brilliant, former Director of, confronts the world's health challenges daily in his job as President and CEO of the Skoll Global Threats Fund.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2001, or send an e-mail.

Map and Parking

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