Dr. Paul W. Bohn, a Notre Dame University professor and researcher in precision medicine, will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 17 Hesburgh Lecture at Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft.
Sponsored in part by the Notre Dame Club of the Jersey Shore, Dr. Bohn will speak on “Precision Medicine – Notre Dame’s Bold Initiative to Lead the 21st Century Revolution in Personalized Healthcare.” The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 850 Newman Springs Road.
Dr. Bohn is an Arthur J. Schmitt professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend Ind., and directs its Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics Initiative (AD&T) and Analytical Sciences and Engineering at Notre Dame (ASEND).
Precision medicine, or customized health care, is one of the principal themes of AD&T. With sights set on treating diseases with personalized medication, AD&T researchers seek ways to uncover the early markers of disease with molecular level tools. It is their hope that with this information, personalized treatment will have the best chance at success, with lower trial-and-error rates and side effects and more precision.
For more information, contact Ed Sullivan at [email protected] or Sal Granata at [email protected].
The annual Hesburgh Lecture Series aims to share Notre Dame’s academic excellence with alumni and their local communities as a tribute to the example of lifelong learning set by Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., former university president. The Notre Dame Club of the Jersey Shore is a nonprofit consisting of alumni, friends, and family that aim to uphold what it calls the “six C’s”: community service, camaraderie, continuing education, Catholic/Christian spirituality, communication and guidance for current students.