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Harvard’s Gaziano set for April 11 clinical pharmacology lecture

Apr. 4, 2019, 9:09 AM


by Leigh MacMillan

Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized chronic disease epidemiologist, will deliver the 15th annual Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, April 11.

Michael Gaziano, MD, MP

His lecture, “Population Science in the Era of Big Data: Lessons from the Million Veteran Program,” will begin at 8 a.m. in 208 Light Hall.

Gaziano, professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, focuses on the epidemiology of chronic diseases using large data sources.

He is particularly interested in lifestyle, metabolic, biochemical and genetic determinants of common chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Gaziano is the principal investigator (PI) of the Million Veteran Program (MVP), a project that will enroll and follow 1 million veterans over time with stored biospecimens, self-reported data and electronic health records. More than 740,000 veterans have been enrolled to date.

He is also PI of the Physicians’ Health Study, a group of about 29,000 physicians who have been followed for more than 30 years.

The annual lectureship honors Grant R. Wilkinson, PhD, a world leader in the science of drug disposition and Vanderbilt faculty member who died in 2006.

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