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Immunologist to Keynote June 15 Graduation

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Sir Mark Pepys, FRS, MD, PhD

Sir Mark Pepys, FRS, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine and founding director of the Wolfson Drug Discovery Unit at the University College London, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 commencement of the Cedars-Sinai Graduate Program in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, June 15, at 4 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Although the deadline for reserved seating has passed, everyone in the Cedars-Sinai community is welcome to attend this festive ceremony.

Seven students will receive their PhDs. The event also will include presentation of the second annual Cedarsā€Sinai Prize for Research in Scientific Medicine (PRISM), awarded to a scientist who has made a remarkable discovery or provided a critical scientific or medical insight within the five preceding years; and the annual David L. Rimoin Teaching Excellence Award.

Pepys is a clinician-scientist who is internationally recognized for his contributions to immunology and to basic and clinical work on amyloidosis and acute phase proteins. Amyloidosis is a disorder in which abnormal proteins, called amyloids, collect in the kidneys, heart or other organs.

Pepys was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, part of the University of Cambridge in England; University College Hospital Medical School; and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. In 1977, as head of the Department of Immunology at the latter school, he established the Immunological Medicine Unit. This unit became one of the world’s leading centers for research and clinical practice.

In 1999, Pepys was invited to become head of medicine at the Royal Free Campus of University College London, where he established the Centre for Amyloidosis and Acute Phase Proteins. He also created the National Amyloidosis Centre of the U.K. National Health Service. The recipient of numerous research awards, Pepys has directed the Wolfson Drug Discovery Unit since 2011.

For more information on the June 15 commencement, please call 323-866-7780.