SCI Member Kudos

Congratulations to SCI Members

The Association of American Physicians

SCI member Julie Parsonnet, MD, the George Deforest Barnett Professor Iin Medicine and Professor of Health Research and Policy, was elected to the Association of American Physicians. The Association is composed of members who are leading senior physician scientists and are competitively selected. The goals of its members include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Each year, individuals having attained excellence in achieving these goals, are recognized by nomination for membership by the Council of the Association. Their election gives them the opportunity to share their scientific discoveries and contributions with their colleagues at the annual meeting.

American Society for Clinical Investigation

Two SCI members were elected to the American Society for Clinical Medicine, an honor society of clinician-researchers founded in 1908. The society adds fewer than 80 new members each year, and new members must be younger than 50 years old. The new members are:  Rajat Rohatgi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and of Medicine, who investigates the signaling mechanisms that mediate cell-to-cell communication in development, disease and homeostasis and Robert West, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, who investigates the molecular drivers of tumor formation, particularly in breast cancer and head and neck cancers, with the goal of identifying potential prognostic and therapeutic targets.

2018 Department of Medicine Teaching Awards

We congratulate the following SCI members for receiving the Department of Medicine's annual teaching award: David Miklos, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Blood and Marrow Transplantation; Stanley Schrier, MD, Professor Emeritus, Hematology; and Suleiman Massarweh, MD, Associate Professor, Oncology. The 2018 Teaching Awards were presented by Department Chair Bob Harrington, MD, at Medicine Grand Rounds on April 11, 2018.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Joanna Wysocka, PhD, Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology was one of the 213 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators. Wysocka’s research goal is to understand the epigenetic basis of vertebrate development and differentiation.

ASPHO 2018 Award Recipient

Michael Link, MD, Lydia J. Lee Professor in Pediatric Cancer is the recipient of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s 2018 Distinguished Career Award. Dr. Link will accept the prestigious award, given to a senior physician or other professional who has had a major impact on the subspecialty through some combination of research, education, patient care, and advocacy, at the 2018 ASPHO Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, on May 4.

Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite 

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of SCI member Heike Daldrup-Link, MD, PhD., Professor, Department of Radiology; Professor by courtesy, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Molecular Imaging; Co-Director, Cancer Imaging & Early Detection; Associate Chair for Diversity, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine to its College of Fellows. Dr. Daldrup-Link was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for pioneering efforts driving development and clinical translation of nanoparticle MRI for cancer imaging and stem cell imaging. 

Clinical Research Forum Award

Congratulations to SCI member Crystal Mackall, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine, Associate Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford for receiving a 2018 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award for her study  “New CAR T-cell therapy for relapsed leukemia patients”.