Forlenza Chair Prospectus

The Position The Ellen and Vincent Forlenza ’75 Chair in Health Innovation and Technology was created to leverage Lehigh's traditional strengths in technology in the service of health. The Forlenza Chair will be expected to develop health applications using artificial intelligence, advance analytics and data science; and design cuttingedge devices and technologies to address urgent needs in population health. The leadership of the College of Health at Lehigh University is seeking nominations and candidates for the Forlenza endowed faculty chair. The faculty member holding this endowed chair will have a track record of driving innovation with technology and data science to: improve health outcomes; translate discovery into application and impact; and, apply technology and data science to reduce health disparities in communities and populations. The successful applicant for this position at the rank of associate or full professor will be considered for tenure at initial appointment. “With this chair, we’re hoping to find a leader who is a thoughtful risk-taker and a great facilitator of academic-industry partnerships,” Vince Forlenza said. “At the end of the day, it’s going to be someone who has a real passion for improving health care around the globe.” The Forlenzas think that the integrated learning approach Vince experienced as a student at Lehigh will give College of Health graduates “great flexibility and the ability to be broad thinkers. Ultimately, we want leaders who are passionate about health coming out of this school,” he said. “It takes a very integrated approach to solve the problems in health care. At Lehigh, there’s an openness to try new ways of learning. It has people who want to work together to get their arms around a problem.” Read more about the Forlenzas and their commitment to global healthcare here.