On May 17, 2019, Victor J. Dzau received an honorary degree from Western University Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

He was among nineteen distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees when Western University hosted its 313th Convocation this spring. An internationally acclaimed leader and scientist, Victor J. Dzau has made a significant impact through his seminal research in cardiovascular medicine and genetics. The President of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM), he also serves as vice-chair of the U.S. National Research Council. He is Chancellor Emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University.

After receiving the honorary degree, Dr. Dzau spoke to the graduates. He urged them to develop a strong social consciousness and keep their commitment to patients at the forefront as they embark on a career in medicine.


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