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P&S Journal: Winter 1997, Vol.17, No.1
P & S News
Seven Elected to Institute of Medicine

Seven P&S and Public Health faculty members were elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, effective Oct. 1, 1996. Three other New York institutions were represented in the election with one new member each. Election of seven IOM members from Columbia in one year is unprecedented.

Election to the institute is an honor bestowed on those who exemplify the highest standard of scientific integrity and who have made major contributions to health and medicine or related fields.

"This is a well deserved public acknowledgment of the quality and scope of the leadership exercised by our faculty," said Dr. Herbert Pardes, vice president and dean. "We are proud of our new IOM members whose accomplishments benefit the public and contribute to the intellectual vitality that has always distinguished P&S."

The seven were among 60 new members from the United States elected to the IOM this year, along with five new foreign members. The Columbia faculty:

Paul D. Clayton, professor and chairman of medical informatics; director of the Center for Advanced Technology; and director of clinical information services
Paul D. Clayton
Herbert D. Kleber, professor of psychiatry and director of the substance abuse division at the New York State Psychiatric Institute
Herbert D. Kleber
Samuel C. Silverstein, the John C. Dalton Professor and Chairman of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics and professor of medicine
Samuel C. Silverstein
Mervyn W. Susser, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor Emeritus of Public Health (Epidemiology)
Mervyn W. Susser
Gerald E. Thomson, the Samuel Lambert Professor of Medicine and senior associate dean for minority affairs
Gerald E. Thomson
Myron L. Weisfeldt, the Samuel Bard Professor and Chairman of Medicine
Myron L. Weisfeldt
Myrna M. Weissman, professor of public health (epidemiology) in psychiatry and chief of clinical and genetic epidemiology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute
Myrna M. Weissman


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