Research Interest: Dr. Gerald S. Levey, a nationally recognized leader in both academic medicine and private sector medical affairs, is provost and dean of the UCLA School of Medicine. As provost of medical sciences at UCLA, he oversees a diverse medical enterprise including the School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. Dr. Levey, a specialist in internal medicine, has a particular interest in issues of the nation's physician supply and the role of generalist physicians, and serves as co-chair of the National Study of Internal Medicine Manpower. He is a past president of the Association of Professors of Medicine and was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Widely known for his research on the thyroid gland, Dr. Levey was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator while at the University of Miami in the 1970s. He has also served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Levey joined UCLA in September 1994, having previously served as senior vice president for medical and scientific affairs at Merck & Co., one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. He has held major leadership positions throughout his career, including serving as chair of the department of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh school of Medicine. He is a member of the medical honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he received his M.D. in 1961.
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