Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Host: 
University of Maryland Alumni Association
The College of Computer and Mathematical and Natural Sciences in collaboration with the University of Maryland Alumni Association presents the 2020 Robert E. Fischell Virtual Lecture, featuring Dr. Merdad Parsey '85, Chief Medical Officer at Gilead Sciences.
 
Dr. Parsey will discuss Gilead Sciences' efforts to quickly develop therapeutics to treat COVID-19, including the scientific, ethical and logistical challenges. He will also describe the challenges the company has faced in developing other therapeutics during the pandemic, e.g., difficulties in treating patients during shelter-in-place orders and remote patient safety monitoring.
 
Merdad Parsey, M.D., Ph.D., is Gilead's Chief Medical Officer, responsible for overseeing the company's global clinical development and medical affairs organizations. In his role, Parsey supervises all clinical trials and development operations. Together with the leadership team, he works to advance clinical development strategies and programs with the goal of changing the trajectory of disease, and transforming care for the patients of today and tomorrow. Parsey joined Gilead in 2019, after serving as Senior Vice President of Early Clinical Development at Genentech, where he led clinical development for areas including inflammation, oncology and infectious diseases. Prior to Genentech, Parsey served as President and CEO of 3-V Biosciences (now Sagimet BioSciences), held development roles at Sepracor, Regeneron and Merck and was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Critical Care Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. Parsey currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sagimet BioSciences. He completed his B.S. in microbiology and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1985; his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, Baltimore; his residency in internal medicine at Stanford University; and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado.
 
 
 
Read a recent Q&A with Parsey and the CMNS communications team: https://cmns.umd.edu/news-events/features/4599.
Cost: 

Free to attend

RSVP by: 
09/25/2020
Contact: 

Jessica Wilke, Assistant Director of Special Events, College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences: wilke@umd.edu

Ellie Geraghty, Manager of Alumni Career Programs, Alumni Association: ellieg@umd.edu