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Department of Human Genetics pres.

9th Annual Thomas D. Gelehrter M.D. Lecture in Medical Genetics

Guest Speaker, Helen Hobbs, M.D.

Dr. Helen H. Hobbs Dr. Helen H. Hobbs
Dr. Helen H. Hobbs
Helen H. Hobbs, M.D., is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Among Dr. Hobbs’ honors was her election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2004 and National Academy of Sciences in 2007. She received the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences and Passano Award (with Jonathan Cohen) in 2016 and the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine in 2018. Dr. Hobbs is recognized for her contributions to the development of new lipid-lowering strategies by identifying genetic variants of large effect in humans. Importantly, her work created a new strategy using human genetics to identify new therapeutic targets for the treatment of complex cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.

This lecture honors Thomas D. Gelehrter, M.D., active emeritus professor and former Chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan.
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Dr. Helen H. Hobbs
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