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Presenter: Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

This lunch series features distinguished faculty mentors in an informal
session about mentorship, career advancement and satisfaction at UCSF.


Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH, is the Walter A. Haas-Lucie Stern Endowed Chair in
Cardiology and Professor in Medicine at UCSF, Admissions Dean for UCSF Medical
School, and Director of the CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy and CardiovascUlaR
DiseasE (NURTURE Center). Dr. Albert maintains an active clinical practice with a focus on preventive
cardiology as well as care of critically ill heart disease patients. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Albert engages in cutting-edge research that incorporates “biology” with social determinants of health (i.e “the biology of adversity”) to transform CVD science and healthcare of global populations.
Dr. Albert enjoys mentoring trainees at all levels across the United States. She was a finalist for the
competitive 2011-2012 Excellence in Mentoring Award at Harvard Medical School and the recipient of
the Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award from the AHA (2016). Dr. Albert is a member of the National
Academy of Medicine.
Topics to be covered will include:
 Building a non-traditional research career within cardiovascular medicine
 Importance of participation in professional societies and other national entities
 Challenges and associated navigation related to gender and race

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