Pre-Health Professions Lecture Focuses on Robotics

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Pre-Health Professions Lecture Focuses on Robotics

Robots are being used in a variety of industries: manufacturing, automotive, military and medicine. This year's Dieter-Porter Medical lecture, Brave New Medicine: Robotics, will discuss the impact of robotics on the medical community with a special emphasis on the da Vinci Surgical System, the surgical assistant the FDA approved in 2000.

Brian Hamlin, M.D. '90, chair of the pre-health professions alumni advisory council and orthopedic surgeon at Magee Women's Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., Craig Markovitz '91, chief executive officer and co-founder of Blue Belt Technologies, and Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss robotic advancements in healthcare and the impact robots have on providing care to remote patients, helping with various physical therapies and assisting in performing surgery. Join the conversation at the lecture, to be held Saturday, September 28, at 9 a.m. in the Dieter-Porter Life Science Building.

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