Ford Distinguished Lecture Series

Forward Thinking:
How Biomedical Engineering Can Positively Impact Health and Health Care

Monday, Oct. 26 | 6:30 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center
Case Western Reserve University

Join us for a discussion with a panel of experts from the Department of Biomedical Engineering on how translational research is transforming the future of human health. 


Robert Kirsch | Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Translational Research at Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering

Anant Madabhushi | Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Big Data and Precision Medicine

Mark Griswold | Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Medical Imaging and Visualization

Nicole Steinmetz | Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Nanomedicine and Immunotherapy

Cameron McIntyre | Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Stephen Fening, director of the Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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This program is part of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series in partnership with the Department of Biomedical Engineering.


About the Ford Lecture Series

Allen and Constance Ford established the Ford Visiting Professor Program at Case Western Reserve University to enhance and highlight the programming of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). The department is regularly ranked among the nation’s top biomedical engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report.

The Ford Visiting Professor Program at Case Western Reserve has enabled BME to bring to campus—to our students, faculty and university community—scientists and business leaders on the cutting edge of biomedical engineering and related sciences.

Allen Ford has been a member of Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees since 1976, serving as vice chair from 1985 to 1987 and chair from 1987 to 1992. He earned an MS in engineering administration from Case Institute of Technology in 1964, and received the University Medal, Case Western Reserve’s highest honor, in 1994. His late wife, Constance Ford, received an MA degree from Western Reserve University in 1953.


previous speakers

Michael J. Coyle, November 13, 2014

Karl Deisseroth, October 13, 2013

David Van Essen, March 6, 2013

Chad Mirkin, September 27, 2012

Nicholas Valeriani, February 18, 2012

G. Allen Johnson, November 2, 2011

David Mooney, April 11, 2011

Muthiah Manoharan, October 25, 2010

Michael West, April 22, 2010

Bill Hawkins, October 22, 2009

Jeff Hawkins, March 31, 2009

Michael Merzenich, PhD, November 4, 2008

Rick Klausner, MD, November 1, 2007

Robert Langer, ScD, April 5, 2007

Thomas J. Meade, PhD, November 6, 2006

Caroline A. Kovac, PhD, Apr. 12, 2006

Dean Kamen, October 14, 2005

Dr. Martha Gray, March 15, 2005