"Using Human Disease Models to Define Novel Biology Using Genetics: Examples from Endocrinology"

The Department of Pediatrics welcomes Harvard University's William F. Crowley, Jr., MD, as its 2013 Judson Van Wyk, MD, Visiting Professor.

When May 16, 2013
from 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Where G405 Koury - Dental School
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Using Human Disease Models to
Define Novel Biology Using Genetics; Examples from Endocrinology

Presented by:

William F. Crowley, Jr., MD
Harvard University Medical School
Daniel K. Podolsky Chair of Medicine
Director, Harvard Reproductive Endocrine Sciences Center
Director of Clinical Research, Mass General Hospital

Dr. William F. Crowley, Jr., chair of the Harvard University School of Medicine and director of Harvard Reproductive Endocrine Sciences Center and Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, is a quintessential physician. He is a true pioneer in biomedical research and has served as both a lighthouse and crossroad.

Dr. Crowley is an internationally known expert in in the field of puberty/reproductive system. Dr. Crowley has made major contributions to the discovery of GnRH analogs and more recently has characterized several genes that when mutated lead to hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and Kallmann’s Syndrome such as GPR54, Kiss1, and FGFR1 genes.

The Judson J. Van Wyk, MD, Visiting Professorship pays tribute to Dr. Judson Van Wyk, a pioneer in peptide growth factor research and leader in the training of physician-scientists for careers in endocrinology at UNC. The achievement of which he was most proud is the training of more than 40 endocrine fellows, most of whom now hold academic and research positions in universities in the United States and abroad. This lecture celebrates the tradition of excellence established by Dr. Van Wyk and the continuation of his love of science and desire for discovery in a succeeding generation of physicians.