GENEVA, N.Y.-Dr. Tadataka Yamada, chairman of research and development at GlaxoSmithKline, will present a talk titled “The Importance of Undergraduate Science: Preparing for Careers in Scientific Research” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, in the Sanford Room. The talk will be given in conjunction with Parents' Weekend, held from October 12-14. Yamada's son, Takao Yamada, is a senior at Hobart College. The campus community is invited.
Before serving as chairman of research and development at GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, Yamada served as chairman of research and development for pharmaceuticals at SmithKline Beecham. Additionally, Yamada was president of SmithKline Beecham Healthcare Services and served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.
Yamada was formerly chairman of the department of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and physician-in-chief of the University of Michigan Medical Center.
He is a councillor of the Association of American Physicians, past president of the American Gastroenterological Association, master of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Yamada has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member at large of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He serves on the Board of Directors of diaDexus and is a Trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Yamada is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in history. He earned his M.D. degree from New York University School of Medicine.
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