Shaping science and medicine
Article first appeared in the spring 2011 issue of the Dean’s Discovery Report.
The influence of many medical school faculty members extends beyond the boundaries of the MCV Campus, particularly through their appointments to national research organizations and through the textbooks they author and edit.
The medical school’s faculty has long been known for its mentoring and excellent teaching. This reputation has, in fact, been a drawing point for medical students and Ph.D. candidates. In the past three years, 52 faculty members have found a broader audience for disseminating knowledge through their textbooks, some of which have become widely adopted at other medical schools.
Their service to national research organizations is also a point of pride for the dean of the medical school, Jerome F. Strauss III, M.D., Ph.D. “These appointments are an acknowledgement by the medical and scientific communities of the contributions these individuals make to their respective areas of research and clinical expertise,” he says. “Our faculty members advise government agencies and major professional organizations. Their service in these advisory roles benefits the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world.”
Review the following lists that represent a sample of our faculty’s contributions to science, clinical care and education: