The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to more than 3,000 members who are in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry.
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New members, 2014

The ASCI is pleased to announce the election of new members for 2014. The following will be officially welcomed into the ASCI at its annual ASCI Dinner and New Member Induction Ceremony, April 25, 2014, as part of the 2014 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting.

Clara Abraham, M.D.
   Yale University School of Medicine
Cristian Apetrei, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Rajendra Shridhar Apte, M.D., Ph.D.
   Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Peter B. Bach, M.D.
   Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Carlton M. Bates, M.D.
   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Hülya Bayır, M.D.
   Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Alison A. Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.
   Baylor College of Medicine
Jonathan S. Bogan, M.D.
   Yale University School of Medicine
Daniel J. Brat, M.D., Ph.D.
   Emory University School of Medicine
Brian P. Brooks M.D., Ph.D.
   NIH, National Eye Institute
G.R. Scott Budinger, M.D.
   Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Rebecca Jeanne Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
   Indiana University School of Medicine
Yuqing Eugene Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Michigan Medical School
Neil C. Chi, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Craig Michael Coopersmith, M.D.
   Emory University School of Medicine
G. Michael Felker, M.D., M.H.S.
   Duke University School of Medicine
Anthony W. Ferrante, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
   Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Robert Flaumenhaft, M.D., Ph.D.
   Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Jose Carlos Florez, M.D., Ph.D.
   Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Anthony Raymond French, M.D., Ph.D.
   Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Raphaela Theresia Goldbach-Mansky, M.D., M.H.S.
   NIH, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Steven R. Grossman, M.D., Ph.D.
   Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Eric Bruce Haura, M.D.
   H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
John Cijiang He, M.D.
   Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey, M.D., Ph.D.
   Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Tobias B. Huber, M.D.
   University Medical Center Freiburg
Ken Inoki, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Michigan Medical School
Kaikobad Irani, M.D.
   University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
John Y. Kao, M.D.
   University of Michigan Medical School
Barbara Irena Kazmierczak, M.D., Ph.D.
   Yale University School of Medicine
Catherine Elizabeth Keegan, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Michigan Medical School
William Y. Kim, M.D.
   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Celina G. Kleer, M.D.
   University of Michigan Medical School
Christoph Klein, M.D., Ph.D.
   University Children's Hospital, Dr. von Haunersches Kinderhospital
Kenneth M. Langa, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Michigan Medical School
Mignon Lee-Cheun Loh, M.D.
   University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Karen Hsieh Lu, M.D.
   University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Peter C. Lucas, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Frederick A. Masoudi, M.D., M.S.P.H.
   University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Laura Mauri, M.D., M.Sc.
   Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Linda M. McAllister-Lucas, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dermot Patrick Bracher McGovern, M.B.B.S., D.Phil. (Oxon), FRCP (Lon)
   Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Leonid S. Metelitsa, M.D., Ph.D.
   Baylor College of Medicine
Joshua David Milner, S.B., M.D.
   NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Ivan P. Moskowitz, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Chicago Medical Center
Paul Nghiem, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Washington School of Medicine
Mark Nicolls, M.D.
   Stanford University School of Medicine
Shuji Ogino, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
   Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital
S. Tiong Ong, M.A., M.B.B.Ch.
   Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Sophie Paczesny, M.D., Ph.D.
   Indiana University School of Medicine
Mary Phillips, M.D., M.D. (Cantab)
   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Aleksandar Rajkovic, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Akhilesh Basi Reddy, B.A., M.A., M.B., B.Chir., Ph.D., MRCP
   University of Cambridge
Matthew David Ringel, M.D.
   Ohio State University College of Medicine
John S. Rumsfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Colorado School of Medicine
Sharon A. Savage, M.D., F.A.A.P.
   NIH, National Cancer Institute
Amr H. Sawalha, M.D.
   University of Michigan Medical School
Nima Sharifi, M.D.
   Cleveland Clinic
Alice Tsang Shaw, M.D., Ph.D.
   Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Robin Mark Shaw, M.D., Ph.D.
   Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Hans-Willem Snoeck, M.D.
   Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Lorenz Studer, M.D.
   Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Csaba Szabo, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sci.
   University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Vivian S. Tabar, M.D.
   Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Bin Tean Teh, M.D., Ph.D.
   Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Jens Marc Titze, M.D.
   Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Marcello Antonio Tonelli, M.D., S.M., F.R.C.P.C.
   University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine
Natalie J. Torok, M.D.
   University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Eric J. Velazquez, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E.
   Duke University School of Medicine
Jatin M. Vyas, M.D., Ph.D.
   Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Stephanie M. Ware, M.D., Ph.D.
   Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Sing Sing Way, M.D., Ph.D.
   Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Jedd D. Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D.
   Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Stefan Worgall, M.D., Ph.D.
   Weill Cornell Medical College
Young-sup Yoon, M.D., Ph.D.
   Emory University School of Medicine
Yutong Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.
   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The 2014 ASCI / Harrington Prize

The inaugural Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to pediatric cardiologist and genetics researcher Harry Dietz, MD, of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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The 2014 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

Beth Levine
Photo credit: Brian Coats for UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Beth Levine, M.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, professor, and director of the Center for Autophagy Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), is the recipient of the 2014 American Society for Clinical Investigation’s Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award. The award recognizes Dr. Levine’s fundamental contributions to our understanding of autophagy — literally, “self-eating” — a housecleaning process in which cells destroy damaged proteins and organelles.

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The ASCI and advocacy

The ASCI is a member society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology the Coalition for the Life Sciences, and Research!America. These organizations work to promote increased federal funding and sound science policy through direct Congressional advocacy and member participation.