Middlesex Hospital Medical School Commemorative Lecture 2011
Thursday, 3 November 2011 from 17:30 to 19:30 (GMT)
Middlesex Hospital Medical School Commemorative Lecture –
5.30pm, Thursday 3 November 2011
Dr Jack Elias
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine and Professor of Immunobiology and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine.
I am delighted to invite you and a guest to the 2011 Middlesex Hospital Medical School Commemorative Lecture at UCL. We are privileged to have Dr Jack Elias M.D speak, one of the foremost researchers and clinicians for the treatment of mesothelioma.
The Middlesex Hospital Medical School Commemorative Lecture is a celebration of the outstanding contribution made by alumni to the advancement of medical knowledge, as well as the standards of excellence in teaching and training established at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School.
Details of the programme are below:
5.30pm Lecture – Dr Jack Elias
Title: New concepts in the pathogenesis of asthma
Venue: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH
I do hope you are free to join us at the lecture and reception afterwards and I look forward very much to seeing you there.
Professor John Martin
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, UCL
Jack A. Elias, M.D. is the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine, Professor of Immunobiology, Chair, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and Chief, Beeson Medical Service, Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas USA and raised in Philadelphia, he received his undergrad and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He did his Internship and Junior Residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center and a Senior Residency and Fellowships in Allergy and Immunology and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He subsequently became an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1990 he moved to Connecticut to head the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2000 he was named the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor at Yale University, in October of 2006 he became Chairman of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and the Physician-in-Chief at Yale New Haven Hospital and in October of 2007 he became Professor of Immunobiology. Dr Elias was a Councilor of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) from 2003-2010 and was the President of the AAP in 2010-2011. Throughout his career, he has been active at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he has served on the Lung Biology and Pathology Study Section, numerous advisory boards, was an ad-hoc participant in the Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In 2009 was selected to Council of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and in 2010 became a Member of the Councils of Councils NIH. His research on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung injury and repair has resulted in continuous funding from the NIH since 1982. He is presently the Principal Investigator for 2 R01 grants, a UO1 grant and a training grant.