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11:30am on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022: Utah Valley University Presidential Lecture

Series will feature Keynote Speaker Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

(world renowned cardiologist, biomedical engineer, and

board member of Draper, Utah-based Xenter)

Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D. is a cardiovascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and a board member of Draper, Utah-based TechMed startup, Xenter™.


WHO:  Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.  is a cardiovascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and a board member of Draper, Utah-based TechMed startup, Xenter. During his speech, Dr. Edelman will discuss the importance and challenges in leveraging fluency in medicine and engineering, physiology, and basic science to create novel interventions to improve the human condition.

WHEN:  11:30am to 12:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022.

WHERE:  The doTERRA Auditorium, Room #134 in the Science Building (SB134), on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. {Click here to see a UVU map; the Science Building is highlighted on the map by the letters “SB.”}

WHY:  Hosted by the Office of the President, presentations of the prestigious Presidential Lecture Series take place during both fall and spring semesters and feature esteemed experts from around the world to share their insights, experiences, and advice with UVU students, faculty, staff, and community members.

{NOTE:  This event is free to attend, and no ticket is required, but seating is limited. The lecture will also be livestreamed on this page for those unable to attend in person, with a recording available afterward.}

Brief Biography of Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Elazer R. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D., is the Edward J. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Senior Attending Physician in the cardiac intensive care unit at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a board member of Draper, Utah-based TechMed startup, Xenter. He and his laboratory have pioneered basic findings in vascular biology and the development and assessment of biotechnology. Dr. Edelman directs MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and Clinical Research Center (CRC), as well as the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center (BMEC) – all dedicated to applying the rigors of the physical sciences to elucidate fundamental biologic processes and mechanisms of disease.

Dr. Edelman received Bachelor of Science degrees in Bioelectrical Engineering and in Applied Biology from MIT, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from MIT, a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from MIT, and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. His graduate thesis work, under the direction of Prof. Robert Langer, defined the mathematics of regulated and controlled drug delivery systems. After internal medicine training and clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at BWH he spent six years as a research fellow in the Department of Pathology at Harvard Medical School with Prof. Morris J. Karnovsky working on the biology of vascular repair. Many of his findings have been or are now in clinical trial validation. More than 350 students and postdoctoral fellows have passed through Dr. Edelman’s laboratory enabling publication of more than 900 original scientific articles and some 90 patents.

Dr. Edelman is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the Association of University Cardiologists, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Inventors, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Engineering.

About Utah Valley University

At Utah Valley University, we believe everyone deserves the transforming benefits of high-quality education — and it needs to be affordable, accessible, and flexible. With opportunities to earn certificates to master’s degrees, our students succeed by gaining real-world experience and developing career-ready skills. As we celebrate the milestone of our 80th anniversary in 2021, we continue to invite people to come as they are — and leave ready and prepared to make a difference in the world. For more, visit or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

About Xenter

Xenter has launched a wireless “Technology in Medicine” (TechMed) ecosystem designed to provide transformative outcomes for physicians, healthcare professionals, provider organizations, and patients. Formed in 2020, Xenter is a next generation, investor-backed company headquartered in Draper, Utah.

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David Politis, Xenter, [email protected], C: +1-801-556-8184

Emmy Bell, Utah Valley University (Office of the President), [email protected], W: 801-863-8133







Vice President of Intellectual Property

Mr. Jensen graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked as an engineer for several years prior to attending law school and the University of Houston, where he graduated cum laude.  Before joining Xenter, Mr. Jensen had a successful practice in intellectual property law representing a diverse clientele that ranged from individual inventors to some of the largest companies in the world. 

Mr. Jensen has extensive experience in intellectual property law including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark prosecution, freedom to operate and infringement analysis, post grant procedures with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, trademark oppositions, and patent and trademark litigation. 

Mr. Jensen’s patent practice has involved a variety of technologies including medical devices, aerospace technologies, oil and gas technologies, manufacturing processes and materials science, alternative energy, filtration and separation technologies, mining, input devices for consumer electronics, exercise equipment and sporting goods, firearms, and business methods and software.

Mr. Jensen has been honored to be included in Utah’s Legal Elite, Mountain States Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America® for multiple years.

Mr. Jensen enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.  He also enjoys the outdoors, fly fishing, and photography.