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MSP Alumni Guest Speakers: Chris Hess & Theresa Allison

Event Type
Office of Student Affairs & Medical Scholars
Apr 13, 2017   12:00 pm  
Heather Wright

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign invites you to attend a guest lecture featuring:

Dr. Theresa Allison, MD, PhD
Dr. Christopher Hess, MD, PhD

The Long Path: MDs, PhDs and
Careers in Academic Medicine

Thursday, April 13
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Medical Science Building Auditorium 

About Dr. Theresa Allison

Theresa A. Allison, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, with a secondary appointment in Family and Community Medicine. She completed her M.D. in 2002 and her Ph.D in Musicology in 2010, at the University of Illinois Medical Scholars Program. She completed family practice residency in 2005 and geriatric fellowship in 2007, at UCSF. Her primary appointment is at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, where she serves as medical director for the Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC), providing interprofessional care for high cost, high needs patients from San Mateo through Humboldt Counties. Dr. Allison focuses her efforts on the implementation of evidence based, interprofessional models of care for vulnerable older adults, and on building the workforce needed to keep complex, chronically ill older adults safely housed in the community.

Dr. Allison's research is in the medical humanities, with a focus on the roles of music in creating community in nursing homes, on the roles of musical memory in the context of neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, and on the perceived and measurable health effects of singing and exercising in choirs.

About Dr. Christopher Hess

Christopher Hess, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois in 1998, M.D. at the University of Illinois in 2002, radiology residency at UCSF in 2007, and Neuroradiology fellowship at UCSF in 2008. Dr. Hess also serves as Associate Chair for Quality and Safety and Associate Director of the T32 Program in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Dr. Hess’s research interests lie in the translational application of MR imaging techniques to vascular disease, brain development and degeneration, and epilepsy, especially using diffusion imaging and ultra-high-field MRI.

We look forward to seeing you at their talk!

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