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Richard Murphy '66: The Changing Face of Biomedical Research, Challenges and Opportunities

Richard Murphy

Date of Event: October 22, 2013

About the Speaker: Richard Murphy, a member of the Holy Cross Class of 1966, is retired CEO and president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and former interim president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He taught at Harvard Medical School and the University of Alberta and was director of  the Montreal Neurological Institute, a teaching and research Institute of McGill University. He now runs a Boston-based management consulting company to support medical research.

About the Talk: Murphy traces the most significant changes in the practice of science over the last 50 years, including three revolutions in biomedical research, the transition from small science to big science, and the emergence of new, multidisciplinary fields. He also discusses the challenges of government-funded science and how to attract more young people to enter the field.

His talk was one in a yearlong series on "The Practice of Science in a World of Competing Values."

Watch the lecture below or download it free from iTunes U.