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UCSF’s King to deliver annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 3, 2013, 10:41 AM

Talmadge King Jr., M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s 12th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in 208 Light Hall.

Talmadge King Jr., M.D.

King is a renowned expert in inflammatory lung diseases who has co-authored eight books, including the acclaimed reference book “Interstitial Lung Disease,” now in its fourth edition.

As chair of Medicine at UCSF, he oversees a department of more than 550 full-time faculty, 500 volunteer clinical faculty, 180 residents, 238 fellows and more than 1,000 support staff.

The title of King’s talk at Vanderbilt is “A career in academic medicine: A personal journey.”
The lecture honors Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., a prominent cardiac surgeon and the first African-American student to be admitted to and graduate from VUSM.

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