Why “The End of Medicine As We Know It” Will Make All of Us Healthier and Happier
Harald H.H.W. Schmidt in Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode, Andrew is joined by Harald H.H.W. Schmidt, author of of The End of Medicine as We Know It— And Why Your Health Has a Future.
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Professor Harald H.H.W. Schmidt is a German physician and pharmacist, chairing the Department of Pharmacology and Personalized Medicine, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. After his double degree in medicine and pharmacy, he distinguished himself as an internationally highly recognized researcher in the fields of drug therapy, elucidation of the causes of disease and prevention. He headed and heads various research programs as an Advanced Investigator of the European Research Council (ERC), coordinator of Horizon 2020 project REPO-TRIAL and Collaboration on Science and Technology (COST) actions. He founded companies with which he brought therapeutics and diagnostics to market, is co-editor of the journal Network and Systems Medicine, and has written over 200 peer-reviewed international publications, reviews and books with a Hirsch factor of 92 and over 30,000 citations. Part of his early research training he conducted in the USA with the later Nobel Laureate, Ferid Murad, and led international institutes and research centers in Germany, Australia and the Netherlands. He is also the editor of a textbook on drug therapy and several expert handbooks in drug therapy.