Boston University School of Medicine faculty member receives honorary degree from alma mater

Boston Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher Dr. Philip Wolf was a recipient of the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science from his alma mater, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University. Wolf received the degree at the Colleges recent commencement ceremonies in Syracuse, New York.

Wolf received his medical degree from the State University of New York College of Medicine at Syracuse in 1960 cum laude where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He was an intern in medicine at the former Boston City Hospital, an assistant resident in medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and a resident in neurology and neuropathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

He trained in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Medicine and served as senior assistant surgeon in the Field Epidemiologic Research Section, National Heart Institute, of the United States Public Health Service. Following receipt of a research fellowship in neuroepidemiology from the NINCDS at the Massachusetts General Hospital, he joined the faculty of Boston University in 1969. He is a professor of neurology, research professor of medicine (epidemiology and preventive medicine) at BUSM, and professor of public health (epidemiology and biostatistics) at Boston University School of Public Health.

Since1989, he has been principal investigator on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Contract, The Framingham Study, Physical Examination, Testing and Surveillance awarded to BUSM; he was co-principal investigator from 1983 to 1989.

In 2002, after more than 30 years, he stepped down from the post of Chief of the Cerebrovascular Disease Section, Department of Neurology at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC). He has participated in a number of US and international cooperative clinical trials in stroke. He was a PI or Executive Committee member for several key projects

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