James W. Reed, M.D. Lectureship

James W. Reed, M.D. Lectureship

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) James W. Reed, M.D. Lectureship is an annual event named in honor of James W. Reed, M.D., MSM’s Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Associate Chair of Research.

Save the Date!

RodgersDr. Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M. A. C. P.

Join us for the 9th Annual James W. Reed Lecture where we’ll welcome Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M. A. C. P., Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rodgers is widely recognized for his contributions to the development of hydroxyurea, the first effective—and now FDA approved—therapy for sickle cell anemia. The lecture titled, “Overcoming Disparities in Obesity, Diabetes, and Kidney Disease” will be held on Wednesday, October 17 at 12pm, with a reception immediately following.

RSVP at: jkjackson@msm.edu

Accreditation

The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s) ™Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity. 

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    Disclosure Statement

    Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in accordance with ACCME guidelines requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity.  All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by MSM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and the appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Full disclosure of speaker relationships will be made at this activity.

    Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the Morehouse School of Medicine has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.  

    Disclaimer

    This information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  

    Objectives:

    • Discuss Obesity-Diabetes-kidney disease progression, and what it implies for minority health
    • Describe the discoveries and ongoing research on the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of obesity, diabetes, and kidney disease
    • Recognize minority researcher training and health information programs

Prior Keynote Speakers

  • 2016 “NIMHD Agenda on Reducing Health Disparities in Health Outcomes and Promoting Health Care Equity,” presented by Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, MD Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparity (NIMHD)

  • 2015 "Toward a Systems Science Approach to Eliminating Health Disparities,” presented by Gary H. Gibbons, MD Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health

  • 2014 “Hypertension Treatment and Control: Translational Science Insights and the Future of Implementation Research,” presented by 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). 

About Dr. James W. Reed, M.D.

  • James W. Reed, M.D. Biography

    Dr. Reed joined Morehouse School of Medicine in December 1985 as Chair of the Department of Medicine and where he developed and implemented the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He also served as the Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program and Acting Chair of Family Medicine from 1991-1998. He was Director of the Clinical Research Center from 1998-2000. Currently, he serves as Professor of Medicine, Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Associate Chair of Medicine for Research and Chief of Medical Services at Grady Memorial Hospital for MSM.

    James ReedDr. James W. Reed, M.D.

    A retired Colonel from the U.S. Army, he holds the medals for Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service. Over his career, he has served as:

    • Chief of Medicine at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center at the Army base located in Fort Gordon, GA
    • Founder of  the Residency program at Eisenhower Army Medical Center 
    • Fellowship Director for the Endocrine Fellowship at the Madigan Army Medical Center
    • Director of the Clinical Research Center in Tacoma, WA
    • Founder and past president of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, Inc.

     

    Dr. Reed has participated on numerous international and domestic advisory and policy making boards including the National Diabetes Advisory Board, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease/ National Institutes of Health, as well as the Joint National Committee, V, VI, VII on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. He is also a charter member of the American Society of Hypertension, a charter member of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist, a member of the Board of Directors for Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control, and a member of the Diabetes Epidemic Action Council of the American Diabetes Association.

    In 2004, Dr. Reed was elected a Master in the American College of Physicians. In May 2010, he became an Inaugural Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension.  In 2013, Dr. Reed served on the ACP Committee for response to the Joint Committee of Hypertension Guidelines (JNC8). He has received Lifetime achievement awards from the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, Inc. and the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control, as well as a Senior Sage Award from Grady Healthcare Systems.

    Dr. Reed has authored more than 50 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed publications. He is also the author and co-author of three books: “The Black Man’s Guide to Good Health” now in its recently released third edition, “High Blood Pressure: What Every African American Man and Woman Should Know About Living with High Blood Pressure,” and sole author of “Living With Diabetes: A Guide for Patients and Parents”, in its second edition. He has traveled all around the world lecturing including South America, Australia, Africa, England, and Europe. Dr. Reed also recently presented “Deploying Short and Long acting GLP-1 Analogs in Type 2 Diabetes” at the National Medical Association Conference in Los Angeles and was featured on the front page of the October 2015 edition of Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine. 

    Dr. Reed recieved a medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed residency training at the Madigan Army Medical Center and a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, California.