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Decarbonizing the Healthcare Industry

November 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presenting a Grand Rounds in Population and Public Health Sciences and Keck School of Medicine Dean’s Transformative Lecture Series event.

Join Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, for a discussion around the environmental footprint of the healthcare industry. Learn about what steps are being taken to address this issue, the approach the National Academy of Medicine is taking, and how work and research happening at USC is contributing toward a more sustainable future.

The event features expert panelists from Keck School of Medicine, USC School of Architecture and Viterbi School of Engineering. It will be moderated by Howard Hu, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Featured speaker:

Victor Dzau, MD

President, National Academy of Medicine


Rob Scot McConnell, MD

Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine

Najmedin Meshkati, PhD

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Viterbi School of Engineering

Bhavna Sharma, PhD

Assistant Professor of Architecture

USC School of Architecture

Victor Dzau is President of National Academy of Medicine, Chancellor Emeritus of Duke University, and past CEO of Duke Health System. Previously, he was Professor and Chairman of Medicine at Harvard and Stanford Universities. He is an internationally acclaimed physician-scientist who made significant impact through his research, which laid the foundation for development of lifesaving drugs known as ACE inhibitors, used globally to treat hypertension and heart failure.

Dr. Dzau serves as inaugural president of NAM and led its transition from the Institute of Medicine. He led important initiatives including the Global Health Risk Framework; Human Genome Editing; and the Grand Challenge in Climate Change and Health, which is aimed at reversing the effects of climate on health by mobilizing the biomedical community to drive changes through research, communication, and policy; and taking actions to decarbonize the health care sector.



November 29, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Zoom and Aresty Conference Center (NRT) 1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033


USC Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, School of Architecture, Viterbi School of Engineering