Morehouse School of Medicine Welcomes Mensah for Annual Reed Lectureship




Media Contact:                Ronna Charles Nu’Man                 






ATLANTA – September 30, 2014 – Morehouse School of Medicine will host the fifth James Reed lectureship, featuring George A. Mensah, M.D., FACC, director of the Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS) at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The lecture titled, “Hypertension Treatment and Control: Translational Science Insights and the Future of Implementation Research,” will explore research opportunities for tackling the huge gap between hypertension research advances and real-world treatment and control of hypertension.



Event Details:

Date:                    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Time:                    Noon - 2 p.m.

Location:             E. Ginger Sullivan Atrium, National Center for Primary Care, Building A,             Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310


About Lecturer:

Dr. George A. Mensah is a clinician-scientist trained in internal medicine and the subspecialty of cardiovascular diseases. His professional experience includes 18 years of public service between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has had management experience as a chief of cardiology; head of a clinical care department; and the Surgeon General’s nominee to the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology as governor for public health.


In addition to his public service at CDC, Dr. Mensah has 15 years of experience in direct patient care, teaching, and research at Cornell University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Medical College of Georgia (MCG).  He was a professor with tenure at MCG; and a practice site director of the medical specialties practice at the MCG Hospitals & Clinics. He holds a merit of proficiency from the American Society of Echocardiography and has been designated a “hypertension specialist” by the American Society of Hypertension.


Dr. Mensah currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Director of the NHLBI and directs NHLBI’s new center (CTRIS) for addressing post-clinical translational research and implementation science approaches to maximize clinical and public health impact of research advances in heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.



About Morehouse School of Medicine

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011 as the top institution in the first study of U.S. medical schools for our social mission based on our production of primary care physicians, training of underrepresented minority doctors and placement of doctors practicing in underserved communities. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.


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