- Silvia Corvera, MD, professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, was quoted extensively in a recent issue of JAMA about her role in hosting a community meeting on health care reform in the United States. Such community meetings were held nationwide to prioritize problems with the country’s medical system and suggest possible solutions to be considered by the newly elected administration.
- Dina Deldon-Saltin, DO, instructor in obstetrics & gynecology, was chosen by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics to participate in the APGO/Community-Based Educators Scholars Program, which took place in March.
- The Biomedical and Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association has selected the journal CHEST as one of the 100 most influential journals in the world in medicine and biology in the past 100 years. Richard S. Irwin, MD, professor of medicine, is the editor in chief of the journal; its editorial office has been located at UMMS since 2005.
- J. Lance Lichtor, MD, clinical professor of anesthesiology and UMass Memorial chief of pediatric anesthesiology, was named associate editor of the medical journal Anesthesia and Analgesia, adding to his current role as associate editor of Anesthesiology.
- Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society as a Resident Member.
- Laura Petras, SOM ’09 and Olga Valdman, SOM ’09, have been named 2009 Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars, an award that includes a $10,000 scholarship. The selection criteria includes high academic standing and community service.
Recent GSBS grad Sonya Fonseca, PhD, has been awarded a Presidential Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge. The prestigious program, where fellows design their own research plans, provides a unique opportunity for career flexibility in industry and academia.
Following are faculty who have joined UMMS as professors or associate professors or who have been promoted to those ranks, as reported by the Office of Faculty Affairs:
- Jeroan Allison, MD, MSci, appointed professor of quantitative health sciences
- Martin Broder, MD, appointed adjunct professor of medicine
- David Gansler, PhD, appointed adjunct associate professor of psychiatry
- Julia Johnson, MD, appointed chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology
- Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD, appointed chair and professor of quantitative health sciences and professor of medicine
- Lyndon Kim, MD, appointed clinical associate professor of medicine
- Eddie Kwan, MD, appointed associate professor of radiology
- Judith Steinberg, MD, PhD, appointed clinical associate professor of medicine and family medicine & community health
- Becky Briesacher, PhD, promoted to associate professor of medicine
- Paula Cullinane, MD, MPH, promoted to clinical associate professor of medicine
- Mohammad Eslami, MD, promoted to associate professor of surgery
- Stephen Lyle, MD, PhD, promoted to associate professor of cancer biology
- Samir Malkani, MD, promoted to clinical associate professor of medicine
- Robert McCarron, MD, promoted to clinical associate professor of emergency medicine
- Marie Mullen, MD, promoted to clinical associate professor of emergency medicine
- Beverly Nazarian, MD, promoted to clinical associate professor of pediatrics
- Leslie Soyka, MD, promoted to associate professor of pediatrics
- Joan Swearer, PhD, ABPP-CN, promoted to clinical professor of neurology and psychiatry