Chair pro tempore reception
A reception honoring Dr. Marschall Runge, MD, PhD took place on Tuesday, April 26. The event was sponsored by the Department of Medicine and hosted by the Chairman, Dr. Douglas E. Vaughan. Multiple faculty members and residents arrived to speak with Dr. Runge about his Medical Grand Rounds lecture titled “Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in 2020: 20:20 Vision in a 20:200 World.”
About Dr. Runge:
Dr. Marschall S. Runge is the Charles Addison and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean for the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine. He serves as Principal Investigator and Director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at UNC-CH and has financial, human resource and strategic oversight responsibilities for this program. An honors graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Biology and a Ph.D. in molecular biology, Dr. Runge earned his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was an intern and resident in internal medicine. He then completed a cardiology fellowship at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital and was a faculty member there prior to moving to Emory University as an Associate Professor of Medicine in 1989. Before joining the UNC faculty in 2000, Dr. Runge held the John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair in Internal Medicine and was Director of the Division of Cardiology and the Sealy Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.