Oct 16, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Gordon Engineering Leadership Center Forum - Exploring Health Disparity Through Engineering Leadership
Speaker: Bertram Lubin, MD, President/CEO of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Location: Atkinson Hall Auditorium
Sponsored By: Gordon Engineering Leadership Center
Please join us for the first Gordon Engineering Leadership Forum of the year. We are excited to announce the keynote speaker will be Dr. Lubin. Dr. Lubin leads by example. The Gordon Center believes this is an ideal opportunity for you to meet a true leader and enhance your own leadership skills as an engineer. Learn how you can address health disparity as an engineer.
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Bertram Lubin, MD, President/CEO of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Bertram Lubin, MD became the CEO of Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland in 2009. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, completed a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He left the University of Pennsylvania to join Children’s Hospital Oakland in 1973 and serve as its Chief of Hematology/Oncology as well as initiate a laboratory research program in red cell membrane biology. His interests have focused on sickle cell anemia and led to national newborn screening for this disease and to basic advances in understanding of the mechanisms associated with complications of this disease as well as the need to have a comprehensive approach to the treatment of patients and their families. Hebegan the first non-profit Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program in the world which has resulted in life saving treatments for children with sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, aplastic anemia, and leukemia. He has been investigator or co-investigator on more than 30 NIH grants, served on leadership committees, advisory boards, and NIH peer review committees and has published more than 150 articles in peer reviewed journals. In 1980, he became the director of medical research at Children’s Hospital Oakland and transformed a small research program into a $50 million-a-year enterprise called Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. He has been a member of 28 national advocacy and professional organizations representing broad areas of interest related to child health. Dr. Lubin is an educator, with a particular interest in fostering careers of individuals who come from socioeconomically challenged backgrounds. He has trained and mentored scores of fellows, residents and medical students. Dr. Lubin has been a strong and active advocate of policies and programs that will promote the well-being of children and address social justice as well as care for children with chronic illness.