21st Century Surgery and Medicine: Can Innovation be Translated to Patients?
This unique CME activity, held in conjunction with the 110th Department of Surgery Anniversary, foresees the need for healthcare professionals to think differently about our work in the rapidly evolving healthcare world of the 21st century.
Biomedical innovations and basic discoveries are being reported at an unprecedented and often overwhelming rate. Our dilemma is the inability to translate this knowledge in a meaningful way to improve healthcare, both of individuals and of populations. Speakers and panels of experts will address these thorny issues vital to the future of the life sciences.
9th Annual Rothenberger Leadership Lecture
“Leadership in Life-Critical Situations:
Lessons from the Space Shuttle”
September 23rd at 4:00pm
Memorial Hall at the McNamara Alumni Center.
Retired astronaut Col. Pamela Melroy will discuss NASA’s approach to developing teams and culture essential for high-reliability organizations to achieve 21st century goals. Pam is a military test pilot and a former NASA Astronaut. She flew on three space shuttle missions: STS-92, STS-112 and STS-120.
Introduction by Dean Brooks Jackson, M.D. The presentation is open to the public.
Visit www.AstronautPamMelroy.com to learn more about Astronaut Melroy.
110 Years of the Department of Surgery
The department’s dedication to advancing patient care began in 1906 and our legacy of excellence in medical practice, innovation and training continues today.
The Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School is dedicated to clinical excellence, pioneering research, and the education of surgical leaders.
Education & Training
A world-class research program: Our robust research program provides our residents and faculty the opportunity to participate in scientific discovery and clinical innovation.
The Department of Surgery has a rich history of renowned basic and clinical science research, distinguishing itself as an academic and clinical center of excellence.