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… Alphabet Hires Duke University Medical Professor and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert F. Califf …


Google ( NASDAQ: GOOGL ) parent Alphabet is hiring former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner and active Duke University medical professor Dr. Robert M. Califf

John G. Baresky

Alphabet is fortifying its healthcare and technology ranks with an experienced medical, academic and regulatory leader to oversee strategy for two of the company’s health divisions:

  • Google Health
  • Verily Life Sciences

Introducing Dr. Robert M. Califf to Alphabet and its investors

Google Health and Verily Health are integral and strategic business units of Alphabet

Alphabet’s keen interest in the healthcare industry is well established. They have collaborated with academic, clinical research and commercial healthcare organizations for years as well as invested in their medical research and development programs.

Driven by data, healthcare is an industry well-suited for Alphabet’s computing attributes

Amazon Web Services and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance is a leading force in healthcare data innovation

The clinical and digital intellect of PHDA combined with AWS computing power is a formidable tandem. The partnership will be orchestrating vast EHR, genomics, imaging, oncology, payer, pharmaceutical and other complex data within the cloud computing environment.

Learn more about Amazon Web Services and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance:

Amazon’s Web Services Teams Up With Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance

Moving forward, there are many things at Alphabet that will keep Dr. Califf productively occupied

There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding a research effort from Google’s artificial intelligence unit that seeks to build quantum processors and develop novel, complex quantum algorithms to accelerate computing tasks for machine learning. Given such healthcare leaders as Dr. Califf and upcoming advancements in technology, it is exciting to think about how their work will benefit patients, doctors, nurses and other clinicians.

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