February Awards


Four School of Medicine faculty members have been named Fellows of the prestigious American Association of for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They are: Jerry Silver PhD, professor of neurosciences; James M. Anderson, professor of pathology, macromolecular science, and biomedical engineering, and a pathologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Qing K. Wang, PhD, professor of molecular medicine for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (CCLCM), professor of genetics and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Genetics, Cleveland Clinic; Thomas Alan Hamilton, PhD, CCLCM professor in molecular medicine and professor of pathology; and Pierluigi Gambetti, MD, professor of pathology and neurology and director of the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve. The faculty members were honored on February 19th in Washington, D.C. at the annual meeting for the AAAS. Dr. Silver was recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of neuroscience, particularly for his work on extrinsic factors that guide developing and regenerating axons. Dr. Anderson was honored for his leadership of the international biomaterials community of biomedical engineering and for significant contributions to the clinical use of biomaterials. Dr. Wang was honored for his discovery of the first Brugada syndrome gene, identification of mechanisms of channelopathies and his fundamental contributions to the field of arrhythmias, seizures, and sudden death. Dr. Hamilton was recognized for research contributions to understanding inflammatory processes. Dr. Gambetti was honored for his outstanding contributions to the field of prion diseases for discovering novel prion diseases and establishing the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, and for contributions to educational programs.


Robert Bonomo, MD, and Jonathan Karn, PhD, have been elected American Academy of Microbiology Fellows. Fellows are elected based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. An elected Fellow has built an exemplary career in basic and applied research, teaching, clinical and public health, industry or government service. Dr. Bonomo is professor of medicine, pharmacology, molecular biology and microbiology, and an infectious disease specialist at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Dr. Karn is the Reinberger Professor of Molecular Biology and chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology. He is also director of the Center for AIDS Research at the School of Medicine.

Posted by: Alma Martin, February 28, 2011 09:55 PM | News Topics: Awards

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