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Dean’s Lecture Series

April 20: “From Lab to Clinic – Close Encounters of the Translational Kind”

Dr. Christopher J. Cooper and the College of Medicine and Life Sciences kicked off the Dean's Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Badrinath R. Konety, M.B.B.S., M.B.A., from Allina Health Cancer Institute, presented this lecture, titled “From Lab to Clinic – Close Encounters of the Translational Kind.”

Dr. Konety is president of Allina Health Cancer Institute and Chief System Research Officer for Allina Health System.

Dr. Konety graduated from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College of Bangalore University in India before coming to the United States for a research fellowship in the Department of Urology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center/University of California San Francisco. He then completed his surgical and urology residencies and an American Foundation for Urologic Diseases Research Scholar fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, where Dr. Konety also received his Master of Business Administration. He completed his urologic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Konety is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Urologic Association and American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He is a past president of the Societe Internationale d’Urologie and the Society of Academic Urology. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles. He is on the editorial board of several journals and is a member of multiple guideline panels.

A widely recognized expert on prostate and bladder cancer, Dr. Konety has given presentations on a wide range of urologic oncology topics nationally and internationally and has been listed been listed among the Best Doctors in America since 2009. He has been awarded a number of grants from the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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