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The Role of Translational Science in Addressing the Decline in Health Status in the U.S: A Perspective from the FDA

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Robert Califf, M.D.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Member, National Academy of Medicine

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: The Role of Translational Science in Addressing the Decline in Health Status in the U.S: A Perspective from the FDA

Date: Nov. 3, 2022

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  

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About this Seminar

The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration has a broad responsibility to regulate products accounting for over 20% of the US economy. In spite of burgeoning innovation and $4.1 trillion in expenditures, China just passed the U.S. in life expectancy. U.S. life expectancy is now 5 years behind the average of other high income countries. Key elements of a response to these facts include improved translation of science into useful interventions; reform of the evidence-generation system to better define the value of interventions; learning how to best implement new interventions; and a collective focus on building trust and credibility in biomedical science to combat the major impact of misinformation. 

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read More.

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