issue Spring 2022

Aerosol Science Pioneer Set for Keynote Address at Commencement 2022

Harvard University aerosol scientist, biomedical engineer and visionary David Edwards, PhD, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address June 3 at RFU’s 108th Commencement ceremony. A pioneer in inhalation drug and vaccine delivery for diseases including diabetes, tuberculosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Dr. Edwards is committed to discovery and innovation that promotes human wellness.

His award-winning 2018 book “Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last” emphasizes the need to break down the walls between artistic and scientific processes to create long-term solutions to problems posed by technology and how people think and live.

If COVID-19 protocols allow, the ceremony will take place at the Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago. It would be RFU’s first in-person commencement since 2019 after two years of virtual ceremonies during the pandemic.