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The Healthcare System: Change and Challenges

Release Date:
2/1/2012 7:35 PM

January 26, 2012

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WEST HAVEN, CONN. - The University of New Haven’s Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program will host a presentation by Dr. Richard Deslauriers, chairman of Doctors Research Group, Inc. on Feb. 15.

The presentation will focus on challenges facing the healthcare system and will take place in the Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering on UNH’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Deslauriers will speak about entrepreneurship and the challenges facing our health care system, and how he has strived to pioneer change for medical devices in both diagnostic and surgical applications.

Deslauriers received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of New Haven. He was employed in the medical device field working as a project engineer with Johnson & Johnson Medical, Inc., and was also employed by Medtronic Interventional Vascular while attending medical school. After receiving his M.D. from the University of Toronto, Deslauriers founded Doctors Research Group, Inc. and has served as the company’s president, CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors since that time.

For more information contact:  Dr. Ismail Orabi at or 203 932 7144.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.