Los Angeles Medicine
Volume 148 Issue 7 • Nov/Dec 2017
2017 LOS ANGELES HEALTHCARE AWARDS
“With every passing day, technology becomes a more important part of medical care. From robot surgeons to minuscule fiber optic cameras inserted into a patient’s body to a host of other options, what was once science-fiction is now medical fact. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the work being pioneered by our next honoree,” Dr. Elander began. “At the Michelson Medical Research Foundation, they are breaking barriers and providing treatment options that can touch the lives and expedite healing to billions of people on the planet. Their team pools their expertise to develop innovative techniques in a fraction of the time typical just a decade ago. They quickly and brilliantly move medical expansion from the lab to the specific physician’s office or operating room. Just some of their leading initiatives include the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience at USC, where they work to fast-track detection and cure of diseases by turning biological sciences into a quantitative and predictive science. Their Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington works to design synthetic proteins that can tackle today’s medical problems, and their Michelson Entrepreneurship Award at Wharton supports and encourages the next best generation of healthcare professionals by driving technological innovations into our nation’s top universities. These are just a few of the ways they are revolutionizing the practice of medicine.”
Awarded in recognition of technology that facilitates access to healthcare information, improves the gathering and dissemination of information that will help physicians and/or patients make better decisions about medical treatment, and/or is used to administer treatment.