Physician/Researcher Awards and Appointments
- Carol A. Bernstein, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, vice chair for education and associate dean for graduate medical education, named the 137th president of the American Psychiatric Association.
- Moses Chao, PhD, professor of cell biology, physiology and neuroscience and psychiatry, named 2010 president-elect of the Society for Neuroscience, one of the largest organizations of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing our understanding of the brain and nervous system.
- Joel D. Ernst, MD, the Jeffrey Bergstein Professor of Medicine and professor of microbiology and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, in 2010 became one of 78 microbiologists from around the world elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
- Silvia Formenti, MD, the Sandra and Edward H. Meyer Professor of Radiation Oncology, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, and professor of medicine, appointed in 2010 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Scientific Advisory Council.
- Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean and CEO, received the 2010 International Society in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s Gold Medal for his pioneering research in magnetic resonance in medicine and biology. Additionally, he was named as a Distinguished Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bordeaux, France.
- 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the American Society of Echocardiography to Itzhak Kronzon, MD, professor of medicine and director of Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory.
- The 2010 "Irish Life Science 50" award was presented to Owen A. O'Connor, MD, PhD, on behalf of the Enterprise Ireland, in conjunction with the Cork Cancer Research Center, IDA Ireland and the Irish Voice newspaper, for his contribution to medicine as an Irish-American. Dr. O'Connor is deputy director of clinical research and cancer treatment at The Cancer Institute (CI), chief of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and professor of medicine and pharmacology.
- Susan R. Schwab, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and a researcher in the Skirball Institute Program of Molecular Pathogenesis, named a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
- Joseph Zuckerman, MD, named 2009 president of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.