Watkins lecture to feature Howard’s Taylor 10-13-2005
Taylor, an African American who completed his residency training in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Hospital, will deliver his speech titled, “Lessons Learned in Becoming a Physician and Biomedical Researcher” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in 208 Light Hall.
The lecture, presented by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Office for Diversity in Medical Education, is named after the
An academician, physician, clinical pharmacologist, researcher and administrator,
He is a professor of pharmacology, medicine and psychiatry at
He has received more than $15 million in research grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/National Institutes of Health (NIAAA/NIH), including the initial grant support used to establish the Howard University Collaborative Alcohol Research Center in September 1997.
Eighteen research projects have been funded since the Center’s inception.
The Center's mission is to stimulate, strengthen, and facilitate multidisciplinary research and collaborations that will lead to the reduction of alcohol morbidity and mortality among minority populations with emphasis on African Americans.
Taylor, who serves as the principal investigator/center director, recently had renewed a $6.5 million NIAAA grant to support the Center through 2008.