Epidemiologist Will Discuss Healthy Aging at Hoffman Day Ceremony

April 20, 2007

Philip Greenland, M.D., an internationally known epidemiologist who is a 1974 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, will speak at the ninth annual Marvin J. Hoffman Day award ceremonies Friday, April 27, at the Medical Center.

The topic of his presentation will be: “Prevention of Early Death and Disability: An Epidemiologist’s Perspective.”  The event begins at noon in the Class of 1962 Auditorium in the Kornberg Medical Research Building.

The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity (CACHED) and the School of Medicine and Dentistry present the annual Hoffman Day to highlight medical student participation in community outreach, international medicine, basic science or clinical research and geriatric research. Awards are given for the best student project in each area and to faculty mentors.

Greenland, who was a Marvin J. Hoffman Scholar when he was a medical student, is professor of preventive medicine and medicine and executive associate dean for clinical and translational research at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. He also is the editor of Archives of Internal Medicine, a position he has held since 2004.

His research, teaching and clinical interests focus on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. He has received numerous research grant awards and authored or co-authored more than 200 papers, book chapters, and monographs on topics related to heart disease prevention, heart disease in women, and heart diseases in general. Greenland’s current collaborative research concentrates on cardiovascular risk prediction, use of noninvasive tests for improving risk assessment, women's health, heart diseases in women, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease epidemiology, and nutritional aspects of high blood pressure. In collaboration with others at Northwestern, he has studied factors associated with health aging and longevity.

Greenland was an assistant and associate professor in the Departments of Medicine, Preventive and Community Medicine, and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester from 1980 to 1991.

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