Honors for Two Hopkins Faculty
In 2005, two Johns Hopkins faculty members were recently inducted as members of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Rhoda Alani, M.D., associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in the departments of Oncology, Dermatology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and member of the Pharmacology& Molecular Sciences Graduate Program, has been elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Dr. Alani was formally inducted in the Society at its annual meeting in April. Her research focuses on melanoma. Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor in General Internal Medicine, was recognized for her contributions to research on health care disparities and patient-physician communication. Established in 1908, it is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. Individuals are elected to membership who have accomplished meritorious original and independent investigations in the clinical sciences of medicine. This year, ASCI received 144 nominations and elected 64 members. There are 69 Johns Hopkins faculty members who are members of ASCI. Dr. Alani’s and Cooper’s induction doubles the number of women faculty from Johns Hopkins who are members of ASCI.
Congratulations to the following faculty for being listed among the 50 most influential scientists worldwide
over the past 20 years by Science Watch in November 2003.
Dr. Bert Vogelstein - Ranked #1
Dr. Solomon Snyder - Ranked # 3
Dr. Kenneth Kinzler - Ranked #19
Dr. Snyder is renowned for his brilliant work on neurotransmitters and their receptors. Drs. Vogelstein and Kinzler elucidated the trigger that turns the path of cancer on and off. The discoveries of all three already are applied to patient care. A computer analysis of footnotes revealed that their research papers have been cited most often by other researchers. Scientists worldwide are standing on the shoulders of these giants, who are right here at Hopkins, collaborating with their colleagues.