Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D., director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, will be the commencement speaker of the McGovern Medical School’s graduating class of 2016.
Perez-Stable oversees the institute’s $281 million annual budget to conduct and support research, training, research capacity and infrastructure development, public education, and information dissemination programs to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
Perez-Stable is a leading researcher in smoking cessation, specializing in tobacco control policy in Latino populations. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his primary care internal medicine residency and research fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.
He served as a professor and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and also was the director of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities. He was director of the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and was a co-principal investigators of the Redes En Accion National Latino Cancer Control Research and Education Network.
Commencement will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the George R. Brown Convention Center General Assemble Theatre, marking the inaugural commencement for the newly named McGovern Medical School.