It is with the greatest pleasure that the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UT Austin announces the 2017 Jean Andrews Centennial Visiting Professor in Nutritional Sciences – Dr. Edward Giovannuci, MD, ScD from the Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health at Harvard Medical School (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/edward-giovannucci/). Dr. Giovannuci is a professor in the departmentsof nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and an associate professor in the department of medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Harvard University in 1980, received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1984, and did his residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Connecticut. He received a doctoral degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1992.
Dr. Giovannuci is a leader in the field investigating how nutritional, environmental and lifestyle factors relate to various cancers, especially those of the prostate and colorectum. Additionally, he studies how nutrients may interact with genetic susceptibilities in determining an individual's risk for developing cancer. Dr. Giovannuci has been recognized internationally for his work, including the 2005 DeWitt-Goodman Award for excellence in cancer research from the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dr. Giovannuci will be giving two talks during his visit to UT Austin, one open to the general public in the evening of Thursday, March 23and the other more science-focused in the afternoon of March 24. Specific details regarding the two talks to come.