“Clinical Science at the Bedside”

 

Dr. Steven Warach

Steven Warach, M.D.
Founding Executive Director, Seton/UT Southwestern Clinical Research Institute

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

As the traditions of the healing arts increasingly embraced scientific methods, clinical medicine has come full circle from the healing relationship between the sufferer and the physician through the revolution of clinical trials bringing statistical certainty to disease management – and then back around to individualized treatment by personalized medicine that is the promise of technology. Every clinical encounter is an opportunity to improve the health of our community through research. In this talk, Dr. Warach will share examples of the scientist at the bedside to illustrate these principles.

Dr. Warach serves as Professor and founding Executive Director of the Seton/UT Southwestern Clinical Research Institute of Austin. The Institute’s mission is to conduct patient-focused research and foster technology development and insights to improve health care through recruitment and development of outstanding clinical scientists and innovators; collaborations with university and bioscience industry partners; and support of the clinical research infrastructure.
SPEAKER BIO

Steven Warach, MD, PhD, was recruited by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family to serve as Professor and founding Executive Director of the Seton/UT Southwestern Clinical Research Institute of Austin. The Institute’s mission is to conduct patient-focused research and foster technology development and insights to improve health care through recruitment and development of outstanding clinical scientists and innovators; collaborations with university and bioscience industry partners; and support of the clinical research infrastructure.

In 1999, Dr. Warach was recruited by the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as Senior Investigator and Chief of the Intramural Section of Stroke Diagnostics and Therapeutics, a translational clinical research program in acute stroke. His research is internationally recognized for introducing advanced MRI technologies for more accurate diagnosis of stroke into clinical practice and for pioneering patient-specific, imaging-defined therapeutic targets in the development of new stroke therapies.

Dr. Warach graduated from Michigan State University with a doctorate in neuroscience and psychology. He received his medical degree and neurology training at Harvard Medical School before joining the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1993, as Chief of the Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases at Beth Israel Hospital.