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VItamin D expert from Boston University is 5th Annual John C. Floyd Memorial Fellows Lecturer

John C. Floyd Memorial Lecture in Endocrinology
and Internal Medicine Medical Grand Rounds Lecture

Friday, April 15, 2011
Noon–1:00 p.m.

Ford Amphitheater
2nd floor, University Hospital

Michael Holick, MD, PhD
Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD

"The D-Lightful Vitamin D:
A Solution for Health"


Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics
Director, Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory
Boston University School of Medicine
Program Director, General Clinical Research Center
Director, Bone Healthcare Clinic
Director, Biologic Effects of Light Research Center

Boston Medical Center

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- Box lunches and bottled water will be available from 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (or until gone.) The lunches are provided by the Department of Internal Medicine for Grand Rounds attendees.

- Departmental Grand Rounds can be accessed in real time via interactive video over the internet by clicking on the enclosed link at the time of the event:

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common medical problems for children and adults that has been associated with increased risk for autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as cardiovascular disease; a multitude of cancers, including colon, prostate, ovarian, and breast cancer; infectious diseases; and metabolic bone disease. Strategies will be discussed to diagnose, treat, and prevent vitamin D deficiency in children and adults.

Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He did his residency and fellowship/post-residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of research and clinical Interest are vitamin D, calcium, bone metabolism, photobiology of vitamin D, and osteoporosis.

Dr. Holick is known for increasing awareness in the pediatric and medical communities regarding the vitamin D deficiency pandemic, and its role in causing not only metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis in adults, but increasing risk of children and adults developing heart disease, common deadly cancers, and autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the American Skin Association's Psoriasis Research Achievement Award, the American College of Nutrition Award, the Robert H. Herman
Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the Annual
General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research and the
Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine.

dr. william youngDr. John C. Floyd, Jr.


This annual lecture is made possible by the generosity of
Mrs. Esther Floyd and her family in memory of
her husband, Dr. John C. Floyd, Jr.,
late Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine in the
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism and
co-founder/former Associate Director of the
Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center.


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