Judge Brunner will discuss the role of the judiciary in maintaining an ordered, democratic society in the age of populism. She will examine in particular the strength of the U.S. federal and state judicial systems in comparison to those she has seen firsthand in the developing democracies of Serbia and Egypt. Judge Brunner has provided in-country expertise to these nations through the U.S. State Department’s USAID program. She says, "Sometimes you gain a clearer view of what you have when you look at it from a distance."
Precision medicine is a new approach to healthcare where medical treatment is tailored by a patient’s unique genetic makeup. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is using state of the art technologies to sequence and rapidly analyze the genome, leading to improved diagnosis and new discoveries in diseases such as congenital heart defects, pediatric cancer and rare genetic syndromes. The are working towards a future where precision medicine is part of the everyday practice of pediatric healthcare.