a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, began his career as a pharmacist in his family’s business. He has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to being a member and chairman of the Beckman Coulter Board of Directors, he is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), formerly known as the Health Industry Manufacturers Association (HIMA) in Washington, D.C., is a member of the STERIS Corporation Board of Directors, and is also on the Advisory Board for the John Henry Foundation. Additionally, Wareham is a member of the Center for Corporate Innovation in Los Angeles and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Executive Roundtable.
John T.Watson, Ph.D., is the Director, Clinical and Molecular Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Watson came to NIH in 1976 from the University of Texas Health Science Center where he was chairman of the Graduate Study Program in Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Physiology. He has bachelor’s (University of Cincinnati) and master’s (Southern Methodist University) degrees in mechanical engineering, and earned a doctorate in physiology from the University of Texas at the Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Watson’s experience includes 10 years in industry, 10 years in academia, and 25 years in the public sector. His research interests include medical implant design and science, biomaterials, imaging, and heart failure. He is a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.