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International Speaker Series: Professor Jeff Williamson

7 March 2024
1.00pm – 2.00pm AEDT
The Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Randwick OR Online
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Professor Jeff Williams of the Wake Forest Center for Healthcare Innovation

The Cardiac, Vascular & Metabolic Medicine Theme presents the first in a series of faculty-wide lectures by renowned international speakers. Our first speaker is Prof. Jeff Williamson of the Wake Forest Center for Healthcare Innovation, speaking on the topic of Cognitive Decline and Hypertension.

Join in person or online:
The Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Randwick
G19 Library Rd, Kensington, NSW, 2033

This event is supported by the Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine Theme and organised by the CVMM International Speaker Fellowship recipient, Dr Ruth Peters, Associate Professor UNSW, Program Lead for Dementia, The George Institute for Global Health (
Registration is free and open to all, however places are limited.


Professor Jeff Williamson

Wake Forest Center Director, Professor of Medicine, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, and Public Health Sciences

Jeff is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology. I am also Chief the section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine. I am an internationally known geriatrician and clinical trialist. I also serve as Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation. I am co-leader, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Clinical Core leader for the Wake Forest Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.

I received my medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, a Master's degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and completed my fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

My primary research interests are in understanding relationships between chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes and maintaining brain health and physical function in aging adults, the prevention of aging-related loss of independence, and in developing research methods for including elderly persons in clinical trials.

I enjoy reading history and biographies, sailing, and traveling to quiet places in my spare time. My wife Vera, and I, are blessed with five children (Benjamin, Andrew, Hannah, Rachel, Samuel).