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Thursday, April 25, 2019



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


Free, but advance registration is required

You are cordially invited to attend an exciting evening with William A. Haseltine as he talks about his most recent publication World Class: A Story of Adversity, Transformation, and Success at NYU Langone Health (Fast Company Press; Feb. 12, 2019).

Ten years ago, NYU Langone Health was losing tens of millions of dollars and ranked in the bottom third of academic medical center hospitals for quality and safety. Today, the medical center delivers world class patient care and generates a substantial surplus. This past summer, it even announced that all current and new medical school students would receive full tuition scholarships. How did NYU Langone go from mediocrity to global leadership in less than a decade?

In World Class, Dr. Haseltine--a scientist, businessman, and expert in biotechnology and healthcare system development--offers an inside view into the remarkable turnaround and success of NYU Langone Health. It’s an inspiring model for all business leaders to emulate. Using real world conditions to highlight the information science and requisite interpersonal relationships needed for business transformation, World Class provides universal lessons for policy makers and leaders in all fields.

World Class is a business book, a classic turnaround story.
World Class is a case study in leadership and management in the information age.
World Class is an instruction manual for how to deliver excellent patient centered care.
World Class is a guide to research management, how to increase the productivity of fundamental research.
World Class is essential reading for those who wish to improve education via use of the latest technologies.

About the Author

William A. Haseltine, PhD, is the chair and president of ACCESS Health International, a nonprofit organization he founded in 2007. ACCESS Health fosters innovative solutions to healthcare challenges in the United States and internationally. ACCESS Health works closely with public and private partners to improve access to high-quality and affordable healthcare by shifting health systems away from hospital centric care and toward integrated, and transparent information systems.

Dr. Haseltine has an active career in both science and business. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health from 1976 to 1993, where he was founder and the chair of two academic research departments, the Division of Biochemical Pharmacology and the Division of Human Retrovirology.

He is the founder of Human Genome Sciences Inc. and served as the chairman and CEO of the company until 2004. He is also the founder of several other successful biotechnology companies. He is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics.

Dr. Haseltine is a Fellow and Trustee of The New York Academy of Medicine.

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