Event Details
Event Title Medicine Grand Rounds: The gut-bone axis: How the intestinal microbiome regulates bone
Groups Clinical Pharmacology
Event Start Date 08/22/2019 08:00 AM
Event Duration 1 hour
Location 208 Light Hall
Speaker Robert Pacifici, M.D.
Event Details Roberto Pacifici, MD, is the Garland Herndon Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids at Emory University, Atlanta GA. Dr. Pacifici received his MD in 1984 from the University of Perugia, Italy. He completed his residency in Medicine at the same institution. He was a fellow in Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Division of Bone and Mineral Metabolism at the Washington University School of Medicine from 1984 to 1988. He has been member of the faculty of Washington University from 1988 to 2002 where he rose to the position of Shemberg Professor of Medicine. He has been at Emory as Division Director since December 2002. Dr. Pacifici is an expert on the mechanism of action of estrogen and PTH in bone and one of the founders of the field of osteoimmunology. More recently, he has become a leading investigator on the role of the microbiome in health and disease. He has been the first to demonstrate a role for T lymphocytes in the regulation of bone metabolism in health and disease and the contribution of T cells to the mechanism of action of estrogen and PTH in bone and hemopoietic stem cells. He is also an expert on bone densitometry and the clinical management of osteoporosis. He has published 95 papers and 50 chapters, mostly in highly regarded journals. He serves as the Principal Investigators in 2 NIH grants. He serves in the Editorial board of several specialty journals including “Bone” and the “Journal of Bone and Mineral Diseases”. Throughout his career, Dr. Pacifici has been the recipient of such accolades as the National Osteoporosis Foundation Research Award in 1988, the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Fuller Albright Young Investigator Award in 1995 the “Most Outstanding Research on the Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis Award” from American Society of Bone and Mineral research in 2003 and 2004, and the 2011 Louis V. Avioli Founder Award from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. He is a member of the prestigious Association of American Physicians.
Credit Hours yes
Additional Comments The presenter has no financial disclosures pertinent to this presentation.
Who May Attend The Medicine Community
Meals No
Refreshments Yes
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