Brad Maron and Rich 250 x 500 pxJoin us for an episode of BioTalk with Rich Bendis featuring Dr. Bradley Maron, Senior Associate Dean for Precision Medicine and Executive Co-Director of the University of Maryland-Institute for Health Computing at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. With his extensive background in cardiovascular research and precision medicine, Dr. Maron offers a wealth of knowledge and innovative perspectives.

In this episode, Dr. Maron shares his professional journey, discussing his various roles at the University of Maryland and what drew him to the region. He provides a comparative analysis of the ecosystems in Boston/Harvard and Maryland/University of Maryland, highlighting the unique attributes and opportunities within each.

Dr. Maron introduces the Institute for Health Computing (IHC), explaining its creation, mission, and strategic partnerships with the University System of Maryland and Montgomery County. He outlines the significance of data science in improving health and wellness, addressing its increasing role and challenges.

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We learn about the IHC’s approach to bringing learning and healthcare directly to communities, illustrated by an example of their methodology: analyze, innovate, prevent, treat, and adapt. Dr. Maron discusses how the IHC aims to become an economic driver for the University System of Maryland, the state, the BioHealth Capital Region, and the nation, fostering startups, spinouts, commercialization efforts, and entrepreneurial activities.

Dr. Maron outlines the Institute’s ambitious goals for the first five years and the range of services to be provided. He also details the decision to establish the IHC in Montgomery County, describing its new facilities and the county’s supportive role.

Tune in to BioTalk for an informative discussion with Dr. Bradley Maron as we explore the future of precision medicine and the impactful work of the Institute for Health Computing.

Dr. Bradley Maron is the Senior Associate Dean for Precision Medicine and an Executive Co-Director of the University of Maryland-Institute for Health Computing at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His research uses network medicine and artificial intelligence to characterize the mechanisms underpinning cardiovascular diseases. He has led many collaborative projects, including work contributing to the revised definition of pulmonary hypertension that is used in clinical practice worldwide. Dr. Maron has co-authored over 200 scientific manuscripts, holds co-inventorship of several innovations, and is funded by the National Institutes of Health among other Foundations. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and a recipient of numerous awards for teaching.