John P.A. Ioannidis, a leader in encouraging fresh and effective approaches in evidence-based research and clinical investigations, will speak on “Biomedical Research: The False and the True, the Waste and the Useful” as the UC Davis Health Snively Visiting Professor in Family and Community Medicine.
The lecture is Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the UC Davis Cancer Center Auditorium at 4501 X Street in Sacramento, with a reception at 5 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, and reservations are requested through Eventbrite.
Ioannidis is the C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention and a professor of health research and policy at Stanford University, where he has led influential treatment studies of HIV, kidney disease and respiratory infection. He is best known for his study titled “Why Most Published Research Findings are False” and for coining the term “Proteus phenomenon” to describe extreme contradictory results in studies on the same research question.
He also is recognized for encouraging interdisciplinary research methods to control bias, improve replication performance, and increase the yield of validated and useful findings. He has made significant contributions in the field of meta-analysis, or the science of combining data from multiple studies.
In 2010, Ioannidis was named a “brave thinker” and “one of the most influential scientists alive” by The Atlantic magazine. He received his M.D. and D.Sc. in biopathology at the National University of Athens, and completed residency training in infectious diseases and internal medicine at Tufts University.
About the Snively Visiting Professorship
George Snively was chair of the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine during the formative years of the family practice discipline. The visiting professorship was established following his death to honor his outstanding leadership, passion for training the next generation of primary care clinicians, and dedication to providing the community with opportunities to hear from leading minds in health care.
More information about UC Davis Health, including its Department of Family and Community Medicine, is at health.ucdavis.edu.