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The 2016 Eric P. Gall, MD Endowed Lecture features Harvard's Marian Hannan

Nov 28, 2016

'Lateral Thinking on Population Health: Bridging the Distance Between What the Public Wants and What We Deliver' was the subject of the 2016 Eric P. Gall MD Endowed Lecture delivered by Harvard University Professor Marian T. Hannan, DSc, MPH. The lecture was held on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, and celebrated the second year of the Gall Lectureship.  

About Dr. Hannan:

Dr. Marian T. Hannan is currently conducting research on risk factors for foot disorders, arthritis, hip fracture and osteoporosis.  She is particularly interested in the effect of biomechanics upon physical function and the influence of body composition and nutrition upon bone health.  Dr. Hannan has published in over 50 scientific journals, including Arthritis Care & Research, Journal of Bone & Mineral Research and the New England Journal of Medicine.  Dr. Hannan collaborates closely with investigators in the large Musculoskeletal Research Center to quantify risk factors contributing to musculoskeletal diseases. She is the principal investigator on a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants.

In addition to her research, Dr. Hannan teaches Clinical Epidemiology to first-year Harvard Medical School students and epidemiology courses at Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Hannan received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University School of Medicine and her Doctor of Science degree from Boston University School of Medicine.  Dr. Hannan is the current Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked medical journal, Arthritis Care & Research.

Dr. Hannan has been senior author on over 100 musculoskeletal research papers related to nutrition and bone as well as the biomechanics and consequences of foot disorders. Her mentoring of young investigators includes many scientists in the Boston area as well as scientists across the U.S. through national venues. Her research work is presented annually at scientific meetings, culminating in over 150 invited presentations. 

About The Eric P. Gall MD Endowed Lecture: 

Established in 2015, the Eric P. Gall, MD Endowed Lectureship recognizes the noteworthy and innovative teaching techniques of UA Arthritis Center co-founder Eric P. Gall, MD.  Dr. Gall is the founder of the University of Arizona's Rheumatology Training Program and has served on the UA Curriculum Committee in a variety of roles. He was also Chairman of the UA Comprehensive Curriculum Analysis and Planning Project whose work resulted in the rollout of a new medical school curriculum in the mid-1990's. His NIH-funded research in medical education led to the use of patients with arthritis as teachers to students and physicians conducting evaluation of rheumatic illnesses.  This type of education continues to be used at the University of Arizona and throughout the country.  Dr. Gall has served on a number of MS and PhD thesis defense committees, all with successful outcomes. During his career, he has mentored more than 50 fellows and numerous residents and students.


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