A Duke University professor and former FDA commissioner has been tapped as this year’s Walter C. Alvarez Award recipient.
Dr. Robert M. Califf, professor of cardiology at the Duke University of School of Medicine, will be honored as the 2018 Walter C. Alvarez Award winner. Califf is an internationally-recognized expert in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, health care quality and clinical research and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He has led numerous clinical trials and is a frequently-cited author in biomedical science.
Califf is the vice chancellor for health data science and director of Duke University’s center for actionable health data science.
Califf will be honored at this year’s Medical Writing and Communication Conference Friday, Nov. 2, where he will receive the award and give his speech. The Walter C. Alvarez Award is presented annually at the conference to honor excellence in communicating health care developments and concepts to the public.