Honors & Appointments
Paul R. Meyer Jr., MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Feinberg School, has been selected as a recipient of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s 2004 Distinguished Public Service Award. The award will be presented during the academy’s annual meeting this fall.
Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, professor of medicine, has been elected to a five-year term as chair of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Group. Established in 1986, the group consists of clinical lupus investigators in nine countries. Dr. Ramsey-Goldman also has been selected to serve on the scientific coordinating committee of the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium.
Thomas A. Volpe, PhD, assistant professor of cell and molecular biology, has received the 2003 Newcomb Cleveland Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The award recognizes the author or authors of an outstanding article published in Science. Dr. Volpe and colleagues’ article “Regulation of Heterochromatic Silencing and Histone H3 Lysine-9 Methylation by RNAi” appeared in the September 13, 2002, issue of the journal.
Two Feinberg School faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Gary G. Borisy, PhD, Leslie B. Arey Professor of Cell, Molecular, and Anatomical Sciences and professor of cell and molecular biology, and J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Irving S. Cutter Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Borisey discovered tubulin, the protein subunit of microtubules, and has increased understanding of microtubule dynamics as well as other areas of cell biology. Highly respected in his field, Dr. Jameson uses a molecular approach to study endocrinology. His research emphasizes mechanisms that control the transcription of endocrine genes.