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Life Spans and Livelihoods: The Human Dimensionsof Medical Innovation

People Don't Oppose Innovation, But They Take It For Granted

Jon, thank you so much. That was a very kind introduction. I'm delighted to be here. I'm also delighted to be joined by my colleague Dan Howle, sitting here at the front table, who represents Lilly in the state of California as our public affairs director.

When I consider so many renowned figures that have appeared here over the years, I feel honored to have this opportunity to talk to this group today. I'm also glad that this was scheduled for early January. It's the best excuse I can think of to come to California and escape the absolutely bone-chilling cold that has blanketed my home state of Indiana for weeks.

Well, we're at the start of a new year and, depending on how you divide them up, a new decade-the "teens." It's a time of fresh starts like all those New Year's resolutions we hopefully haven't forgotten already.

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