Arizona Daily Star | Tom Beal, March 7, 2012
A veteran pathologist and a young microbiologist were named "Innovators of the Year" at a ceremony Tuesday at the University of Arizona.
The annual awards go to a student and faculty member for translating ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace.
Ronald Weinstein, the pathologist who heads the Arizona Telemedicine Program, is often called the "father of telepathology," but his offspring are more numerous than that.
Weinstein has created multiple companies, institutes and scientific instruments, and he is currently embarked on crusades to change the way in which we teach health professionals and provide health services.
"The third leading cause of death in adults in the United States is medical error," Weinstein said. "We're working on a new curriculum to train nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other health-care professionals together."