Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., (left), president, director and professor at the Institute for Systems Biology, agreed with fellow panelists at a FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions
discussion that the process of conducting medical research must be revamped to keep pace with technology and society's needs. FasterCures is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank dedicated to removing barriers to progress against all life-threatening diseases. Mike and Dr. Hood were joined in the discussion about accelerating the rate of finding medical solutions by Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D., director of the National Cancer Institute; David Baltimore, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Medicine and president of the California Institute of Technology; Gordon Binder, managing partner of Coastview Capital and former Amgen CEO; Richard Merkin, M.D., CEO of Heritage Provider Network; and Alan Robinson, M.D., executive associate dean of the UCLA School of Medicine.