Medtronic leader to address innovation in health care during Ford Distinguished Lecture

091214a0017_f_mikecoyle_medtronic_webThe campus community is invited to attend the fall Ford Distinguished Lecture, featuring Michael J. Coyle, executive vice president and group president of Medtronic’s Cardiac and Vascular Group.

Coyle was named executive vice president and group president in December 2009. In this role, he oversees three Medtronic businesses, providing strategic direction and ensuring cross-functional synergies including integrated growth plans and alignment.

He will present his lecture, “The Engineering of Invention and the Evolving Health Care Environment: Tying Innovation to Economic Value,” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom at the Tinkham Veale University Center.

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