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September 2013

School of Medicine

J. Jeffrey Andrews, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine, is secretary of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Antonio Anzueto, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Disease, serves on the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) International GOLD Committee.

Steven Bailey, M.D., FSCAI, FACC, chair of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine and radiology, and occupant of the Janey Briscoe Distinguished University Chair in Cardiovascular Research, is past president of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention; serves on the Executive Committee, Appropriate Use Criteria, for the American College of Cardiology; and is editor-in-chief of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention.

Kelly Berg, Ph.D., associate professor/research in the Department of Pharmacology, is secretary/treasurer of the International Society for Serotonin Research. Her four-year term ends in 2017. Previously, Dr. Berg held the position of Councilor-North America on the organizationís board.

Lois Bready, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and senior associate dean for graduate medical education, recently concluded a six-year term on the anesthesiology Review Committee, including two years as chairman.

John Calhoon, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the School of Medicine, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, is chairman of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, which formulates the standards for the board examination taken by the nationís thoracic surgeons for certification. Dr. Calhoon has served on the board since 2003.

Andrea J. (A.J.) Carpenter, M.D., Ph.D., professor and thoracic residency associate program director in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, is a member of the Adult Cardiac Writing Committee for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. She has served three years in this capacity. Dr. Carpenter is vice president of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

John Cornell, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is associate editor for Annals of Internal Medicine.

Lynette Daws, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology, is chair of the Neuropharmacology Division of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). ASPET is a 4,800-member scientific society whose members help develop new medicines and therapeutic agents to fight existing and emerging diseases. Dr. Daws is also vice president and president-elect of the International Society for Serotonin Research, an association for biomedical scientists who are interested in any facet of research on serotonin. The society was founded in 1987 and has a worldwide membership of more than 600 basic and clinical scientists. Dr. Daws is an associate editor for the prestigious journal, Pharmacological Reviews.

Donald Dudley, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is chair of the Data Monitoring Committee, Obstetric Pharmacology Research Units Network for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The purpose of the committee is to monitor participant safety and data quality and evaluate the progress of the studies.

Paul Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, is executive editor of Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Annette Fothergill, M.A., M.B.A., associate professor/clinical in the Department of Pathology, is secretary-treasurer of the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas, an international society promoting research and education in medical mycology.

Charles France, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, is a Councilor of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He was elected to a three-year term in 2012. Dr. France has held other national elected positions including chair of the Behavioral Pharmacology Division of ASPET, president of the Society for Stimulus Properties of Drugs, and president of the Behavioral Pharmacology Society.

Alan Frazer, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, is secretary of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The collegeís principal function is to further research and education in neuropsychopharmacology and related fields. He is serving a second five-year term that ends in 2015. Dr. Frazer is editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, the official publication of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum. He is serving as an elected Councilor to the organization through 2014. Dr. Frazer was also elected to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Brain and Behavioral Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports research in major depressive orders and schizophrenia.

Lisa Gerak, Ph.D., assistant professor/research in the Department of Pharmacology, assumes duties as secretary/treasurer-elect of the Behavioral Pharmacology Division of ASPET in July 2013.

Julie Hensler, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, is serving as immediate past president of the International Society for Serotonin Research and presided over the 2012 meeting in Montpellier, France. Dr. Hensler is actively involved in the planning of, and obtaining sponsorship support for, the 2014 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.

Carlos Jaťn, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Dr. and Mrs. James L. Holly Distinguished Professor in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, in May was elected chair-elect of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Thomas Jansson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is president of the Placental Association of the Americas.

David Jimenez, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, recently served on three committees of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies: the Communication & Education, Reimbursement and Workforce committees.

Marsha Kinney, M.D., professor in the Department of Pathology, is serving a two-year term as president of the 700-member Society for Hematopathology. The society is open to physicians and scientists whose work focuses on research and treatment of blood diseases and disorders.

Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D., Reuter Professor of Medical Humanities and assistant director of ethics education with the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Bioethics. Dr. Klugman is also the publicationís blog editor. He recently served as social science review chair for the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities and as chair of the Nominating Committee for the Clinical Research Ethics Key Function Group of the Clinical Translational and Science Award.

Ellen Kraig, Ph.D., professor of cellular and structural biology, is a member of the board of directors of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB), an association comprised of 26 scientific societies collectively representing more than 100,000 biomedical researchers. Dr. Kraig represents the American Association of Immunologists.

Kaparaboyna Ashok Kumar, M.D., FRCS, is serving a four-year term on the American Academy of Family Physiciansí Commission on Health of the Public and Science. Dr. Kumar is vice chair of medical student education and clerkship director in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Yui-Wing Francis Lam, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacology, is a Scientific Council member of the Pacific Rim Association for Clinical Pharmacogenetics.

Stephanie Levine, M.D., is president of the CHEST Foundation of the American Association of Chest Physicians.

Michael Lichtenstein, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine, serves on the NIH National Institute on Aging Clinical Study Section. Dr. Lichtenstein has been a regular study section member since 2003 and will chair the study section in 2013 and 2014. He is also the immediate past president of the Association for Clinical Research Training and is president-elect of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.

Feng Liu, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, is the founding president of the Chinese American Diabetes Association. Its mission is to promote research in diabetes and related areas and to encourage the advancement of biological and medical knowledge while facilitating professional contact among its members, especially mainland China and North America.

Philip LoVerde, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and pathology, is editor of Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology.

M. Philip Luber, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and assistant dean for graduate medical education in the School of Medicine, is a member of the Review Committee overseeing psychiatry residency programs.

Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D. (Hon.), professor of biochemistry and the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor in Chemistry, is president-elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). This organization brings the state's top scientific, academic and corporate minds together to further position Texas as a national research leader. Dr. Masters, a member of the Institute of Medicine, will serve as TAMEST president in 2014. She is also chair of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Jennifer Milton, B.S.N., M.B.A., clinical assistant professor and administrative director of the University Transplant Center, is a board member for Donate Life America. DLA develops evidence-based strategies to improve donation registries and awareness of donation and transplantation in the U.S. Ms. Milton also serves on the Membership and Professional Standards Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing, which is the governing body of transplantation and donation in the United States. The committee ensures compliance by all members with national bylaws and patient safety standards.

Charleen Moore, Ph.D., professor of cellular and structural biology, is past-president of the American Cytogenetics Conference. This group is an educational organization composed of cytogeneticists in all aspects of human, animal and comparative cytogenetic research and clinical practice. The biennial conference held in San Antonio last year had almost 300 attendees from 18 countries. Dr. Moore's term expires in 2014.

Jay Morris, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine, is serving on the steering committee for the Graduate Research Education and Training Group at the American Association of Medical Colleges and is a liaison within this group to the National Postdoctoral Association.

Leslie Myatt, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is chair of the Career Development and Diversity Committee and director of advancement and liaison for the Society for Gynecologic Investigations. He is also the executive treasurer of the International Federation of Placenta Associations.

Bruce Nicholson, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry, is serving a three-year term on the board of the Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry, and will be chairing the committee to draft a white paper on future directions in graduate education.

Babatunde Oyajobi, M.B.B.S. (M.D. equivalent), Ph.D., M.B.A., associateprofessor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, is a charter member of National Cancer Institute Subcommittee F (Institutional Training and Education). His term expires in 2013. Dr. Oyajobi is also a member of the Membership Engagement Committee of theAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research. This is the premier national and international society for both basic science and clinical researchers in the bone and mineral field. Dr. Oyajobi will also serve on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 Standard Setting Panel, convened by the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Deborah Parra-Medina, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of biostatistics and epidemiology and researcher at the Institute for Health Promotion Research, is serving a two-year term on The Obesity Societyís Pediatric Obesity Section, which supports scientific efforts to understand child obesity and inform the public of its treatment and prevention.

Jan Patterson, M.D., M.S., associate dean for quality and lifelong learning in the School of Medicine, professor of medicine and pathology, and director of the Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy, was appointed in 2012 to the Subspecialty Board on Infectious Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

Thomas Patterson, M.D., professor of medicine and division chief of infectious diseases in the School of Medicine, recently concluded a multiple-year term on the ABIM Subspecialty Board on Infectious Disease.

Jay Peters, M.D., is a member of the Board of Regents of the CHEST Foundation and is past chair of the Council of Networks for the American Association of Chest Physicians.

Brad Pollock, M.P.H., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is president of the Association of Clinical Translational Statisticians and chairman of the Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Research Design Key Function Committee of the national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium.

Marilyn Pollack, Ph.D., professor of pathology, is president of the American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics, which is the major society in this country representing individuals involved in laboratory testing for organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and for immunogenetics. Dr. Pollack is also on the Board of Directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing. She directs the University Health System Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory.

Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., professor of biostatistics and epidemiology and founding director of the Institute of Health Promotion Research, is a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM). The institute provides information and advice to the nation concerning health and science policy. Dr. Ramirez is also a member of the Minority Scholar Awards Committee of the Minorities in Cancer Research Council of the American Association for Cancer Research. She is a member of the Komen Scientific Advisory Board, as well, and a chair, co-chair or member of other national panels.

Arlan Richardson, Ph.D., professor of cellular and structural biology, Senior Career Research Scientist with the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and the founding director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, is a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging.

Nicole Riddle, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, is serving on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Society, is an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association for the U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology, is serving on the Membership Committee of the Digital Pathology Association, and is on the Resident Forum Executive Committee and the Council of Membership and Professional Development for the College of American Pathologists.

Corinna Ross, Ph.D., research instructor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology and member of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, serves on several committees for the American Society of Primatology: co-chair of the Media and Information Committee, member and former chair of the Education Committee, and member of the Program Committee, which reviews abstracts submitted for inclusion in the annual meeting program. Dr. Ross is also a member of the Steering Committee for the International Marmoset Research Association. The associationís goal is to bring together scientists, veterinarians and research staff who work with marmosets.

Paula Shireman, M.D., professor of vascular surgery in the Department of Surgery and vice dean for research in the School of Medicine, is a member of the American Heart Associationís National Research Committee.

Robert Schenken, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is a director and treasurer of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Review Committee.

Mark Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of physiology, is associate editor of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Francis E. Sharkey, M.D., professor of pathology and director of surgical and autopsy pathology, serves the following positions with the College of American Pathologists: vice chair, Commission on Laboratory Accreditation; editor, Laboratory Accreditation Manual; state commissioner for West Texas; and inspector. The College of American Pathologists is the leading standard-setting organization for laboratory medicine, both nationally and internationally.

James Stockand, Ph.D., professor of physiology, is associate editor of BMC Physiology and Frontiers in Physiology.

Brent Thompson, Ph.D., assistant professor of cellular and structural biology and pharmacology, is serving on the Scientific Affairs Committee for the American Association of Anatomists. The committee assesses research directions in the discipline of anatomy.

Ian Thompson, M.D., professor of urology and director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, is serving on the American Board of Urology and will be its chairman in the future. The CTRC is one of four National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers in the state of Texas.

Glenn Toney, Ph.D., professor of physiology, is senior editor of the Journal of Physiology, a Steering Committee member for the American Physiological Society, organizer of the Science Research Conference program for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Physiology, and member of the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute study section of hypertension and microcirculation.

Philip Valente, M.D., professor of pathology and obstetrics and gynecology, is serving on the Executive Board of the American Society of Cytopathology.

Kristine Vogel, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, was appointed as a Scientist Member in 2010 to the Integration Panel (Programmatic Review and Vision Setting) for the Neurofibromatosis Research Program of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (U.S. Department of Defense). Her term expires in 2014.

Susan Weintraub, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, is president of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Membership includes more than 8,500 scientists involved in research and development. Members come from academic, industrial and governmental laboratories. Dr. Weintraub is associate editor of the Journal of Proteome Research and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Chromatography.

Faculty list, as of June 1, providedby the deansí offices of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.



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