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Pediatrics and Immunology Expert to Speak on Emerging Trends in Medicine

Contact: Janet Sassi

Philip A. Pizzo, M.D., FCRH '66
Philip A. Pizzo, M.D., FCRH ’66, will deliver a public lecture on “How Science and Health Care Reform Change Medical Education and the Medical Profession,” on Thursday, Oct. 6, in New York City.

Pizzo, the dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, has had a distinguished career in pediatric research and practice at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute and Harvard University.

A native of the Bronx, Dr. Pizzo graduated from Fordham with degrees in biology and philosophy and went on to study medicine at the University of Rochester. He has distinguished himself as an expert in pediatric medicine and immunology, having been a leading advocate for NIH-sponsored pediatric HIV/AIDS research at a time when it was unpopular.

“I’ve never shied away from taking a stand on issues I really felt were important,” Pizzo said in a 2007 Fordham magazine interview. “I don’t consider myself a crusader, but . . . someone who is an advocate for change for what I hope are the right reasons.”

DATE:  Thursday, Oct. 6
TIME:  6:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  University Club, 1 West 54th St., New York, N.Y. 10019

The event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, Oct. 7, Dr. Pizzo will visit Fordham’s Rose Hill campus and meet with faculty and students who have an interest in, or are engaged in, medical research.

In addition to serving as dean, Dr. Pizzo is the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology.

He is the author of more than 500 scientific articles and 15 books and has received numerous awards and honors for his work.

To register for the Oct. 6 event, visit Fordham’s alumni calendar.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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