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Dean’s Speaker Series with Neil Powe
November 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA is the Chief of Medicine at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.
Dr. Powe’s major interests are in improving discovery, education and clinical practice in medicine, propelling academic organizations to function effectively and efficiently, enhancing scholarship and multidisciplinary collaboration, and developing future talent and leadership in the health professions. Dr. Powe’s work unites medicine and public health with the goals of saving and improving the quality of human lives. His landmark investigations of outcomes in chronic kidney disease, particularly on health disparities, have influenced clinical practice and policy.
Dr. Powe is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Society of Epidemiology, Master of the American College of Physicians, and Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Among his honors are the Diversity Award from the Association of Professors of Medicine, the John M. Eisenberg Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the 2021 John Phillips Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Medicine from the American College of Physicians, and the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
Dr. Powe earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, medical degree at Harvard Medical School, and his master’s in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed residency, was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, and completed his master’s in business administration at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to his role at UCSF, Dr. Powe was the James F. Fries University Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University where he directed the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research and the Training, Education and Career Development Programs for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.