The School of Medicine announced yesterday the appointment of Dr. Clifford Harding as Interim Chair of the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Harding will take over the responsibilities of Dr. John Lowe.
Dr. Harding is well known to faculty and staff, having been part of the School of Medicine and UH community for 15 years. He has been Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program since 2001.
Dr. Harding stated "I'm honored to accept the Interim Chair position, and I would like to thank Drs. Davis and Rothstein for their support of the Department of Pathology. I am deeply committed to the development of our research, teaching and clinical missions. There are exciting possibilities for future growth of our programs, and in the coming months I will be working with our faculty to establish the foundation for future initiatives."
He joined the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1993 as an Assistant Professor of Pathology, with a secondary appointment as an Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Division of General Medical Sciences. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and Professor in 1999 in both fields. From 1993-2003, he was a Medical Staff Physician in UH Case Medical Center Department of Pathology.
Dr. Harding also serves as Director of the Clinical and Translational Scientist Training Program (CTSTP) and Chair of the Immunology Training Program, and as an adjunct staff member in the Department of Immunology at the Lerner Research Institute of Cleveland Clinic. His NIH-funded research focuses primarily on topics in immunology and infectious diseases.
A magna cum laude graduate with highest honors in biology, Dr. Harding received his B.S. from Harvard College in 1979 as Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. in cell biology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1985, followed by residency in pathology there. He then served as a faculty member at Washington University until 1993, as well as an attending physician at Barnes Hospital of St. Louis.
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