THOMAS RANDO, associate professor of neurology and neurological sciences and deputy director, Stanford Center on Longevity, was honored recently for his research on stem cells and aging as the Keynote Lecturer and Schober Award recipient at the International Symposium on Tissue Aging held in Halle, Germany. The symposium was organized by the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Department of Cardiology, in cooperation with the German Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Two Medical Staff members are among the first awardees in a new Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education (SCCTER) program. The effort, which provides up to $50,000 per year for each of two years, supports pilot studies directed at two needs: improving methods for clinical trials and novel translational clinical trials. Funding was provided by the T. Robert and Katherine States Burke Fund and SCCTER. The clinician winners are:
RICHARD MOSS, professor of pediatrics, “Addressing a Critical Bottleneck in Cystic Fibrosis Trials: An Integrative Tool for Small Metabolite-Based Outcomes”.
IRENE WAPNIR, associate professor of surgery, “A Pilot Study to Determine Radioiodide Accumulation and Dosimetry in Breast Cancers Using 124 I-PET/CT Imaging”.
GREG ALBERS, professor of neurology and director of Stanford’s pioneering Stroke Center, was installed as the first incumbent of the Coyote Foundation Professorship, made possible by Stanford benefactors Vincent and Susan Borelli of Saratoga.
HARVEY COHEN, past chair of pediatrics, has been installed as the Deborah E Addicott- John A Kriewall and Elizabeth A Haehl Family Professor. Dean Philip A. Pizzo says the new professorship was created to acknowledge Cohen’s enormous contributions to LPCH and Stanford, to help support him in his new role as a professor of pediatrics and his current research in proteomics.
AMREEN HUSAIN, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is among three 2007 McCormick Award recipients. The honor provides research/project funding of $30,000 per year for two years each to junior faculty women pursuing advancement or to junior faculty men or women who support the advancement of women in medicine and/or medical research.
JONATHAN S. BEREK, professor and chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Stanford Cancer Center, has been elected to the presidency of the International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS) for 2008-2010. Berek has also been elected to the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for a three-year term.
APPOINTMENTS & PROMOTIONS:
TIMOTHY P. ANGELOTTI has been promoted to associate professor of anesthesia.
FRITZ BECH has been appointed to assistant professor of surgery (vascular surgery).
MARGRIT M. JURETZKA has been appointed to assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology.
AYA KAMAYA has been appointed to assistant professor of radiology.
CALVIN KUO has been promoted to associate professor of medicine (hematology).
MAARTEN LANSBERG has been appointed to assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences.
ROBERT LOWSKY has been promoted to associate professor of medicine (blood and marrow transplantation).
QUOC LUU has been appointed to clinical assistant professor (radiation oncology; radiation therapy).
JOHN D. MACKENZIE has been appointed to assistant professor of radiology.
SEAN MACKEY has been promoted to associate professor of anesthesia.
JOHN M. MORTON has been promoted to associate professor of surgery (general surgery).
OLAF REINHARTZ has been appointed to assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery.
JUSTUS E. ROOS has been appointed to assistant professor of radiology.
—Courtesy Stanford Medical School
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