The Department of Medicine Diversity Council and the School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence are thrilled to announce the visit of Dr. Ivor Benjamin as the 14th Annual Myron L. Weisfeldt Distinguished Visiting Professor in Diversity. Dr. Benjamin is professor of Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cell Biology and Surgery and director of the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is research chair of the American Heart Association, editor-in-chief of Cecil Essentials Medicine and president of the Association of University Cardiologists. He is an internationally recognized expert on the pathophysiology of cardiomyopathy and cardiac regeneration. Dr. Benjamin will be the Medical Grand Rounds speaker on Friday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m. in Hurd Hall presenting “Protein Misfolding Diseases: Lessons from Alzheimer’s to Cardiomyopathy.” Additional key events planned for Dr. Benjamin’s visit include presentations to the Bayview and Osler Housestaff on Thursday, April 13 and a forum on Careers in Biomedical Sciences for Hopkins trainees.

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