Latest Victor Dzau Stories

2014-02-20 16:25:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) Board Chair Victor J. Dzau, MD, chancellor for health affairs, Duke University, president and CEO, Duke University Health System, and the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, yesterday was named president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. "It has been an honor for me to work with Dr. Dzau as an AAHC member and...

2012-04-27 11:36:50

For the first time, researchers have converted scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into regenerated heart muscle using microRNA, according to an animal study reported in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. After a heart attack, heart muscle doesn't easily regenerate and it accumulates scar tissue, made up of cells called fibroblasts – increasing risk for heart failure. "Researchers have tried various approaches, including the use of stem cells, to...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

TORONTO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victor J. Dzau, M.D., chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and chief executive officer of Duke University Health System, has been named the 2011 winner of the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. The prize is awarded annually and will be presented to Dzauin Ottawa on Sept. 14, 2011. Previous winners include Dr. Joseph B. Martin, former dean of Harvard Medical School, who won the first award in 2006; Dr. John...

2011-06-16 10:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Duke University chancellor for health affairs and chief executive officer of Duke University Health System, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Presentation of the honorary degree came June 15 on the university's Commemoration Day celebrating its founding in 1451. The honorary degree recognizes Dzau's distinction in and major contribution to the field...

2010-09-27 10:03:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Larry J. Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean, Washington University School of Medicine, president, Washington University Medical Center, and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor at Washington University, was elected chair of the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) at its annual meeting held September 23-25 in Dallas, Texas. An internationally renowned...

2009-09-25 10:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philip A. Pizzo, MD, dean of the school of medicine at Stanford University, was elected chair of the board of directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers today. Dr. Pizzo has a distinguished career in academe and government and is nationally recognized for his contributions as a clinical investigator, especially in the treatment of children with cancer and HIV. Before joining Stanford in 2001, Dr. Pizzo was the...

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