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David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha

Visiting Professorship Lecture
The David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship was established to honor a distinguished and articulate medical scholar and teacher. During the course of the professorship, the David Seegal/AOA visiting scholar will attend conferences and rounds at the affiliated hospitals and give the David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture at Columbia University Medical Center.


Available Videos:
Speaker: Diane Havlir, MD
Lecture Date: February 29, 2016
Lecture Title: “Finding a Mission in Medicine in the 21st Century”

2016 - 2017 EVENTS

Terence S. Dermody, MD

"AOA and the Healthcare Transformations of the 21st Century"

Terence S. Dermody, MD
Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair of Pediatrics
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief and Scientific Director
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
4:30 p.m.
Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor


Dr. Terence S. Dermody, is the Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief and Scientific Director at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He also is Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Dermody received his B.S. degree from Cornell University and his M.D. degree from Columbia University. He completed an internal medicine residency at Presbyterian Hospital in New York and fellowships in infectious diseases and molecular virology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Dr. Dermody was Dorothy Overall Wells Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Dr. Dermody is a virologist with interests in viral pathogenesis and vaccine development. Most of his research has focused on reovirus, an important experimental model for studies of viral encephalitis in the young, and chikungunya virus, an emerging mosquito-borne virus that causes epidemics of fever and arthritis. His research contributions have enhanced an understanding of how these viruses enter into host cells and cause organ-specific disease. He has published more than 220 articles, reviews, chapters, and editorials and has been recognized for his research accomplishments by the Vanderbilt Ernest W. Goodpasture Faculty Research Award, an NIH MERIT Award, and the American Society for Microbiology D. C. White Research and Mentoring Award.

Dr. Dermody is a member of the American Academy of Microbiology, American Pediatrics Society, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and Society for Pediatric Research and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a past president of the American Society for Virology, past chair of the AAMC GREAT Group M.D.-Ph.D. Section Steering Committee, and current chair of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies. Dr. Dermody is an editor for the Journal of Virology and mBio and an associate editor for the Annual Review of Virology. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.




PAST DAVID SEEGAL ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA LECTURES

2015-2016 Diane Havlir, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
2014-2015 Curt I. Civin, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
2013-2014 Myron S. Cohen, M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2012-2013 Daniel H. Lowenstein, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
2011-2012 Lawrence M. Tierney Jr., M.D., University of California, San Francisco
2010 - 2011 David Valle, M.D, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
2009-2010 C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Harvard Medical School
2008-2009 L.D. Britt, M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School
2007 - 2008 Joseph G. Verbalis, M.D., Georgetown University
2006 - 2007 Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., Emory University, School of Medicine
2005 - 2006 Jeffery S. Flier, M.D., Beth Israel Medical Center
2004 - 2005 Harry Jacobs, M.D., University of Minnesota
2003 - 2004 James E. Lock, M.D., Harvard Medical School



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