Session Chair Profile

J.D., President, University of California

Janet Napolitano leads a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.As UC president, she has launched initiatives to stabilize in-state tuition and achieve financial stability for the University; improve the community college transfer process; achieve carbon neutrality across the UC system by 2025; and accelerate the translation of UC research into products and services. Napolitano is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations. She served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-13, as Governor of Arizona from 2003-09, as Attorney General of Arizona from 1998-2003, and as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1993-97. Napolitano earned a B.S. degree in 1979 from Santa Clara University. She received her law degree in 1983 from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: The University of California cancer centers are teaming up to improve access and outcomes, and as a whole to give patients the best possible care no matter where they are in California. This session will dive into the UC system-wide strategy; what impact it will have on precision medicine, cancer prevention, or clinical trials; what the solutions(s) for data security, privacy, and access will look like; and how the industry, government, and medical centers will work together to achieve better outcomes.


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