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For Richer, for Poorer, in Sickness and in Health - a Tale of the Unexpected

Professor Francesco Cappuccio


Tuesday 16th January 2007

Francesco Cappuccio was appointed to the Cephalon Chair in July 2005, as Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Epidemiology, the only endowed Chair in the School.

Franco trained at the University of Naples, and is a cardiovascular physician, a clinical epidemiologist and a public health expert. Clinically, his interests are in hypertension and its complications. His wide-ranging research profile includes the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, nutrition and health, metabolic abnormalities and cardiovascular risk, and risk in ethnic minorities. He and his team have recently begun to apply their expertise and methods to the field of Sleep, with particular interest in the relationships between the cardiovascular and metabolic effects of sleep deprivation and disruption. With data from studies including Whitehall II, ELSA, IMMIDIET, Olivetti and others, there are exciting opportunities in this developing area.

Venue & time

Each lecture will be held in the Medical Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, Gibbet Hill Campus, and start at 6.00pm. The lecture will last an hour and will be followed by a drinks reception.


If you would like to attend, please contact the Inaugural Lectures Coordinator, Wendy Brown (Tel: 024 7657 5770 Email:

Medical School Inaugural Lecture Series

In keeping with tradition at many institutions, especially Medical Schools, Professors at the Medical School will each give an Inaugural Lecture. These lectures will provide an opportunity for members of the public, University colleagues and associates to learn more about the work undertaken in the Medical School and for the Professors to highlight their field of interest and commemorate their success to date.

The series of Inaugural Lectures will consist of three lectures a term, usually on the third Tuesday of the month. (more)