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Virtual Grand Rounds
Mark S. Anderson, MD, PhD
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Mark S. Anderson, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine and Robert B. Friend and Michelle M. Friend Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research at the University of California, San Francisco. He also serves as the
Director of the UCSF Diabetes Center. After obtaining his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Anderson received both his medical degree and a PhD in Immunology from Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He completed his internal medicine residency and served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, followed by a clinical fellowship in Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Anderson is a leading expert in the understanding of autoimmune diseases and their underpinnings. His major scientific contributions involve unraveling the mechanisms by which a key transcription factor called Aire promotes immune tolerance. He continues to make significant contributions in this area of research and even has developed translational approaches to his findings that involve manipulating this key tolerance mechanism. As a leader in the translation of Immunology to human health, Dr. Anderson is a co-founder of ImmunoX, a novel program to harness the immune system for human health at UCSF and he is also President of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS).

In addition to being a practicing Diabetologist, Dr. Anderson serves in an advisory capacity for the translation of immunology to autoimmunity including service as a Deputy Director in the Immune Tolerance Network, a NIH-sponsored multi-center clinical trial consortium whose focus is on manipulating tolerance in autoimmunity, allergy, and transplantation. He has served as chair of the Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Disease (HAI) study section for the National Institutes of Health and was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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Sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Department of Medicine. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 <i>AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)<sup>TM</sup></i>. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine that participants in CME activities be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the planner’s involvement and speaker’s presentation(s). Each planner and speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement; these relationships will be disclosed to the audience. This educational activity received no commercial support.
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