Dr. Rohit Varma

Dr. Rohit Varma - Ophthalmologist

An ophthalmologist who focuses on the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, practices at the USC Roski Eye Institute, a part of the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. He has emerged as an expert in changes to the optic nerve, particularly as it relates to the pathology of glaucoma. His past research includes the development of imaging techniques to detect glaucomatous optic nerve damage early in the course of the disease. In recent years, Dr. Rohit Varma has played a central role in the development of novel implantable intraocular pressure (IOP) sensors and drainage devices.

Important Facts about Convergence and the Sciences

Important Facts about Convergence and the Sciences

When top Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists published a whitepaper in 2011 outlining the power of a new research model known as “convergence,” it became one of the first times a research institution had drawn attention to the potential power of this promising movement that could radically change the future of biomedicine. More recently,…

Three Reasons the National Institutes of Health is Crucial to the Future of Convergence

Three Reasons the National Institutes of Health is Crucial to the Future of Convergence

According to the whitepaper “Convergence: The Future of Health” published June 2016, an increasing number of scientists and academics from leading academic institutions believe the third life sciences revolution lies with the advent of Convergence in Healthcare. This movement seeks to bring together professionals from diverse areas of science to innovate the current model of…

What You Need to Know about Convergence in Healthcare and Diabetes

What You Need to Know about Convergence in Healthcare and Diabetes

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report issued last year, 100 million Americans today are either living with diabetes or prediabetes. Additionally, researchers have found that as many as one-third of those who are living with prediabetes (a condition that, if untreated, will ultimately result in the development of Type 2…

This Is Why America Needs Convergence in Healthcare

This Is Why America Needs Convergence in Healthcare

According to a 2016 report by researchers from some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States, the future of human health depends on the growth of the Convergence in Healthcare movement. The term, Convergence in Healthcare, can best be described as a concept that brings professionals from the engineering, chemistry, IT, life…

What You Need to Know about IT and Convergence in Healthcare

What You Need to Know about IT and Convergence in Healthcare

According to a report published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016, the future of the medical sector hinges on Convergence in Healthcare, a movement aiming to encourage the integration of concepts from the life sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, information technology (IT) and engineering sectors to accelerate innovation in research. Though each of…

The Big Role of these Universities in the Growth of Convergence

The Big Role of these Universities in the Growth of Convergence

In the executive summary of “Convergence: The Future of Health,” the authors contend the life sciences “are in the midst of a revolution” they later identify as “convergence.” While the term can generally refer to the integration of technology and any number of processes from any industry, the report singles out the value of convergence…

Three Things to Know about Convergence in Healthcare and Cancer

In January 2018, the American Cancer Society announced the cancer death rate in the United States had declined 26 percent since 1991. Additionally, the most recent data available suggests the number of new cancer diagnoses has been steadily decreasing at a rate of 2 percent per year in the last decade. The American Cancer Society…

Five Things to Know about the BRAIN Initiative

Five Things to Know about the BRAIN Initiative

In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-sponsored report “Convergence: The Future of Health,” American academic leaders outlined the forthcoming impact of the Convergence in Healthcare revolution on the United States healthcare industry. Best defined as an intersectional approach to research between members of the life science, physical science, mathematics, computing and chemistry sectors, the Convergence in…

Revealing Four Powerful Convergence in Healthcare Strategies

Revealing Four Powerful Convergence in Healthcare Strategies

In 2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sponsored the report “Convergence: The Future of Health,” detailing the importance of the Convergence in Healthcare movement to the future of medical research in the United States. The report defines convergence as the result of “sharing of methods and ideas by chemists, physicists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and…