Medicine faculty among inductees at AAP/ASCI annual meeting

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Association of American Physicians (AAP) and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) held the ASCI/AAP joint meeting in Chicago and inducted several new members from Duke University Medical Center into their prestigious groups.

AAP

The AAP welcomed seven Duke faculty, including these five from the Department of Medicine:

Robert Lefkowitz, MD, professor of medicine (Cardiology) and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012, gave the keynote talk at the AAP Annual Reception and Dinner. The title of his talk: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm. In 2011, Dr. Lefkowitz won the AAP’s highest honor, the Kober Medal, for his lifetime of achievement in medical science (see related post).

Additionally, Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, was elected a councillor of the AAP. She will serve for a one-year term.

[toggle title_open="Close Me" title_closed="About the AAP" hide="yes" border="yes" style="default" excerpt_length="0" read_more_text="Read More" read_less_text="Read Less" include_excerpt_html="no"]The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler, for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.”[/toggle]

ASCI

The ASCI inducted five researchers from Duke University Medical Center, out of the field of 80 2013 winners.

Howard Rockman, MD, professor of medicine (Cardiology) continues to serve on the ASCI council as editor of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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