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Charles Hennekens

Charles H Hennekens MD, DrPH

Sir Richard Doll Professor, occupying the only endowed professorship at FAU and Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

Professor Charles H. Hennekens has a long and distinguished career of more than 45 years in academic medicine as a clinician, teacher and researcher.  He was the first John Snow Professor of Medicine as well as the first Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at HMS, Professor of Epidemiology at HSPH as well as BUSPH and the first Chief of Preventive Medicine at BWH.

Dr. Hennekens is currently the first Sir Richard Doll Professor, occupying the only endowed professorship at FAU and Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and Voluntary Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health at UMMSM as well as Meharry Medical College and Visiting Fellow at Green College and the Clinical Trial Service and Epidemiology Studies Unit (CTSU) at the University of Oxford where he had been Visiting Epidemiologist with Professor Sir Richard Doll and Professor Sir Richard Peto.  

As a clinician, he has served as attending physician at the University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics, the Bimini Healthcare Project, Boston University Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) .

With respect to teaching, Professor Hennekens served for 25 years as course director of preventive medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).  He also taught introductory and advanced epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM).  He has also directed courses in epidemiology abroad including in El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Germany.  He received the Duncan Clark Award for teaching excellence from the American Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine.  His textbook, Epidemiology in Medicine was the most widely used in medical schools and schools of public health in the US and the world.

Disclosures

Professor Hennekens reported that he is funded by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University; serves as an independent scientist in an advisory role to investigators and sponsors as Chair or Member of Data and Safety Monitoring Boards for Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol Myers-Squibb, British Heart Foundation, Cadila, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, DalCor, Esperion, Genzyme, Lilly, Regeneron, Sanofi, and the Wellcome Foundation; to the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration, UpToDate; legal counsel for Pfizer;  receives royalties for authorship or editorship of 3 textbooks and as coinventor on patents for inflammatory markers and cardiovascular disease that are held by Brigham and Women’s Hospital; has an investment management relationship with the West-Bacon Group within SunTrust Investment Services, which has discretionary investment authority and does not own any common or preferred stock in any pharmaceutical or medical device company.