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Dr. Francisco Sy to Speak about Extramural Grantsmanship
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The University community is invited to attend a lecture to be given by Francisco S. Sy, M.D., DrPh., about National Institutes of Health (NIH) extramural grantsmanship and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) extramural research programs on March 20, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chancellor's Suite.

Francisco Sy, M.D., Ph.D.Dr. Sy is the Director, Office of Extramural Research Administration at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). At NIH, he served as Chief, Office of Community-Based Participatory Research and as Program Director of Research Endowment and the Loan Repayment Programs at NIMHD. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he was a Senior Health Scientist in the Program Evaluation Research Branch in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. He taught infectious disease epidemiology for 15 years at University of South Carolina School of Public Health. He is the Editor of AIDS Education and Prevention - An Interdisciplinary Journal since 1988. 

He earned his Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from Johns Hopkins University in 1984; M.S. in Tropical Public Health from Harvard University in 1981; M.D. from the University of the Philippines in 1975. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 

Dr. Sy has received numerous accolades including the following selected awards:  

  • 2012 Outstanding Alumnus for Leadership in Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health;
  • 2012 NIH Director’s Award, National Institutes of Health
  • 2010 Distinguished Alumnus in Medical Research and Education, University of the Philippines;
  • 2004 DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This presentation is sponsored by the Presidential Advisory Committee's Distinguished Lecture Series as well as the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lecture Series of the Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology Colloquium.

Refreshments will be served during an informal Q&A session at 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

For more information please contact:
Sulie L. Chang
(973) 761-9456


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