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Theodore Goodfriend

Professor Emeritus

School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Ted Goodfriend is a graduate of Swarthmore and U. of Penn Medical School, training at Case-Western Reserve, Washington University, and NIH. Dr. Goodfriend has been on the faculty at UW–Madison since 1965. He has published over 150 research reports and reviews and is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from American Heart Association. Dr. Goodfriend discovered the receptor for a hormone that led to the development of new class of drugs for hypertension. He has initiated student-run clinics for underserved populations in Dane County and is the recipient of 5 teaching awards, as well as a Jefferson Award for Public Service.

Talks:

  • High blood pressure affects about one in four adults. The cause, in most people, is unknown. Elevated pressure “wears out” the heart and blood vessels faster than normal pressure. Treatment is designed to lower elevated pressures with little or no side effects. In a few cases, treatment can attack the underlying cause. When that is possible, side effects are rare. Dr. Ted Goodfriend will talk more about the implications of high blood pressure in this talk.

    Approximate Length of Talk: 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Dr. Ted Goodfriend will be discussing aspects of the origins and implications of homelessness.

    Approximate Length of Talk: 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Regulation of blood pressure, epidemiology of hypertension and its effects on health, and available therapeutic measures
  • How homelessness affects health and impairs access to medical care
  • How emphasis on patents, shortage of funding, and pressures on clinicians affects discovery in biomedical research

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