Diversity Council Hosts Visiting Professor
The Department of Medicine Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council recently hosted Dr. David S. Wilkes for Medical Grand Rounds and a special noon conference.
His Medical Grand Rounds talk focused on translational research on chronic lung disease and lung transplantation. During the highly attended noon conference, Dr. Wilkes talked to faculty, fellows, residents, and staff about how to develop a career in academic internal medicine.
Dr. Wilkes joins us from Indiana University School of Medicine where he is Director of the Center for Immunobiology and Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs. Dr. Wilkes received his MD and internal medicine training at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA followed by fellowship training in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at UT-Southwestern, remaining on faculty there until 1992.
Dr. Wilkes has established himself as a leader in the field of lung transplant immunobiology while also dedicating himself to the mentorship of trainees serving as PI for both an institutional T32 NIH training grant as well as an NIH-funded T35 grant to support the mentorship of minority students in the field of biomedical research. He has mentored over 20 physician-scientists, serving as Co-PI on multiple NIH career development awards, and is the current director of the Physician Scientist Initiative at Indiana University, a $60-million grant to support the recruitment and development of physician-scientists.
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