President of Institute of Medicine is First Tennessee Lecturer

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Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, will present the First Tennessee Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pharmacy Symposium on Tuesday, June 10

Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine, will present the First Tennessee Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pharmacy Symposium on Tuesday, June 10, at 10 a.m. in room A104 of the GEB. His presentation is entitled, “Individualized Medicine and the Quality of Health Care.”

Dr. Fineberg served as provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001, following 13 years as dean of the Harvard School of Public Health.

He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making. Dr. Fineberg helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and also served as advisor and consultant to the US Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. At the Institute of Medicine, he has chaired and served on a number of panels dealing with health policy issues, ranging from AIDS to vaccine safety.

His area of expertise is AIDS prevention, tuberculosis control, clinical and public health decision making, and understanding risk in society.