The Institute for Precision Medicine hosts a monthly lecture series to highlight advances in Precision Medicine research and in Personalized Care – not only at Pitt/UPMC but across the United States.
The first IPM lecture for the Fall 2022 semester will be given by Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH, on September 21st at 4:00pm via Zoom. Dr Lichtveld is the Dean of the School of Public Health, Jones Salk Professor of Population Health, Professor of Environments and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh.
In her presentation entitled ‘The precision public health Collaboratory: what’s in it for Pitt?’, Dean Lichtveld will present a new strategic initiative at Pitt Public Health, juxta positioning precision medicine and precision public health. Using examples, she will discuss how integrating genetic fingerprinting at the individual- and community levels presents a promising strategy to counter health inequities. The presentation will culminate with a proposed research agenda building on the transdisciplinary assets at Pitt.
Dean Lichtveld oversees the growth and continued success of the School of Public Health’s seven academic departments and hundreds of students, faculty, and staff. Before joining Pitt in January 2021, Dean Lichtveld chaired Tulane University’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She also directed the Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership, and Strategic Initiatives within Tulane’s public health and tropical medicine school. Prior to her appointment at Tulane in 2005, Dean Lichtveld spent 18 years with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, where she designed public health research tools and protocols to guide environmental health studies in communities located near hazardous waste sites.
Dean Lichtveld is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a member of the board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. She received her MPH from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Hygiene and Public Health and her MD from Anton de Kom University of Suriname and the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.
Please mark your calendars for September 21st at 4:00pm.
MEETING LINK: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99566997401