President and Co-founder of Medidata Solutions Gives Fall 2017 Health Transformation Lecture “The most used medical device in the world”

President and Co-founder of Medidata Solutions Gives Fall 2017 Health Transformation Lecture “The most used medical device in the world”

On Nov. 14, President and Co-founder of Medidata Solutions, Glen de Vries gave the fall 2017 Health Transformation Lecture, “The most used medical device in the world.” The lecture was sponsored by the UNCW College of Health and Human Services, Southeastern Area Health Education Center, Brunswick Community College, Cape Fear Community College and The North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Medidata is the leading cloud platform for life sciences research. Their mission, which Glen has been driving since the company’s inception in 1999, is to power smarter treatments and healthier people.

Glen’s lecture delved into the topic of how technology and big data are often referred to as "the future of healthcare," and asked the question: how will they change it? He explored how patients benefit from more precise medicine (both interventional therapies and preventative care) thanks to digitization and data, and how traditional research is moving to broader, more patient-centric approaches.

The event was free and open to the public. The one-hour lecture was followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.