Honorary Doctor of Science Degrees

Honorary Doctor of Science Degrees

Issued: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:42:00 BST

We would like to congratulate two members of our External Scientific Advisory Board who have received Honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the University of Glasgow in recognition of their outstanding achievements and connections with Glasgow - Professor Victor J Dzau and Professor Marc Pfeffer.

 ‌DegreeProfessor Victor Dzau is a President of the United States National Academy of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is one of the most influential physician scientists and leaders in medicine worldwide.He has made a significant impact in academic medicine through his pioneering research in cardiovascular medicine, his founding of the discipline of Vascular Medicine, and his work on the renin angiotensin system (RAS) paved the way for the contemporary understanding of RAS in cardiovascular disease and the development of RAS inhibitors as therapeutics. Prof Dzau    pioneered gene therapy for vascular disease and has been at the forefront in driving the field of Precision Medicine.  Professor Dzau is Chair of our External Scientific Advisory Board. 

 

Degree‌Professor Marc Pfeffer is a Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.  He is an internationally renowned clinical trialist who has changed the practise of medicine globally. Along with Dr. Janice Pfeffer and Dr. Eugene Braunwald, he is probably best known for introducing the concept that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors could mitigate adverse left ventricular remodelling following myocardial infarction and that ACEI use would result in increased survival and other clinical benefits. Marc Pfeffer has been a mentor and friend to several cardiologists in Glasgow and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of ‌Glasgow.‌