Midland

Midland TX

Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:30AM – NOON

DoubleTree Midland Plaza
Crystal Ballroom
117 West Wall Street
Midland, TX 79701

 

Speakers

Becky Baskin Ferguson, B.S. '76

Becky Baskin Ferguson, B.S. '76

Master of Ceremonies

Your Smartphone Will See You Now: How Innovation Will Revolutionize Healthcare

Jay Bernhardt

Jay Bernhardt, Ph.D., MPH

Moderator

Dean, Moody College of Communications; Founding Director, Center for Health Communication

Susan De Luca

Susan De Luca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Kavita Radhakrishnan

Kavita Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

David Ring

David Ring, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Dell Medical School

Jasper Smits

Jasper Smits, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Unconventional Development in the Permian Basin

Richard Folger

Richard Folger, B.B.A. '81, B.S. '84

Moderator

Managing General Partner, Colbridge Partners, Ltd.; Chairman, Board of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

Taft Armandroff

Taft Armandroff, Ph.D.

Director, McDonald Observatory, College of Natural Sciences

Charlie Kerans

Charles Kerans, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Jon Olson

Jon Olson, Ph.D., P.E.

Chair, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Featured Topics

Your Smartphone Will See You Now: How Innovation Will Revolutionize Healthcare

Susan De Luca
Kavita Radhakrishnan
David Ring
Jasper Smits

Moderated by Jay Bernhardt

Digital media and information technology has the potential to revolutionize healthcare by empowering patients and populations with access to personalized health information and data that may dramatically improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and self-care. This Texas Edge panel will provide four unique perspectives on the digital health revolution and describe research, practice, and education underway at The University of Texas at Austin that will pave the way for health transformation and better patient and population outcomes. 

Unconventional Development in the Permian Basin

Taft Armandroff
Charles Kerans
Jon Olson

Moderated by Richard Folger

The Permian Basin region in West Texas has been one of the most productive regions in the country for oil and gas, even through the downturn.  This panel will examine some of the aspects of the geology, technology, and environmental considerations that make West Texas oil and gas operations unique and successful, highlighting the role of the faculty, students and alumni of The University of Texas.