Sept. 28, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 39


Of Note


Appointments announced in department of medicine

Portrait of Dr. Ahuja DR. AHUJA

Portrait of Dr. Weiss DR. WEISS

Portrait of Dr. Gross DR. GROSS

The Health Science Center has appointed Dr. Sunil Ahuja as associate chair for research in the department of medicine. A member of the faculty since 1996, Dr. Ahuja serves as associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, where his studies on HIV susceptibility and disease progression have earned local, national and global recognition.

Dr. Geoffrey Weiss, interim chief of the division of medical oncology, was named chief. He continues as chief of oncology and chief of medical services at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. A member of the faculty since 1982, Dr. Weiss has earned grant support and published work on clinical trials of new pharmacologic and immunologic therapies for cancer.

Dr. Glenn Gross was named interim chief of the division of gastroenterology. Dr. Gross completed his residency training and gastroenterology fellowship at UTHSC. He joined the faculty in 1992. Dr. Gross specializes in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the biliary tract and pancreas.