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Victor Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine to Speak

Victor J. Dzau, MD is the President of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM), US. In addition, he serves as Vice Chair of the National Research Council.

Dr. Dzau has made a significant impact on health and medicine through his seminal research in cardiovascular medicine and genetics and his leadership in health innovation. His important work on the renin angiotensin system (RAS) paved the way for the contemporary understanding of RAS in cardiovascular disease and the development of RAS inhibitors as widely used, lifesaving drugs.

As one of the world’s preeminent health leaders, Dr. Dzau advises governments, corporations, and universities worldwide. He has served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and as Chair of the NIH Cardiovascular Disease Advisory Committee. Currently, he chairs the Steering Committees and Science Advisory Boards of the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology & Translational Consortia.

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