The 2019 Donald Seldin~Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research:
Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD

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The 2019 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award:
Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD

For his key contributions to understanding the molecular basis of disease caused by globally emerging RNA viruses

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Election of new Council members

The ASCI is pleased to announce the results of a recent ballot to fill pending Council vacancies. Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Secretary-Treasurer Elect, oversaw the ballot; Drs. Chirag R. Parikh and Wanda Phipatanakul volunteered as auditors.

The following members will join the Council at the conclusion of the upcoming AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting, April 5-7. 

Vice President: Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD


Dr. Ardehali

Dr. Ardehali is Professor of Medicine–Cardiology and of Pharmacology at Northwestern University, and is Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program and the Center for Molecular Cardiology. He received his MD and PhD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and he completed his medicine residency and cardiology fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Elected to the ASCI in 2012, he currently serves on the Council as Secretary-Treasurer.

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Councilor: Anna Greka, MD, PhD


Dr. Greka

Dr. Greka is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS); an Associate Physician in the Renal Division in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH); and Founding Director of the Center for Kidney Disease and Novel Experimental Therapeutics (Kidney-NExT) at BWH. Dr. Greka is also a Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She received an MD and PhD in neurobiology from HMS and received her medical and scientific training in the Harvard-MIT program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST). Dr. Greka was elected to the ASCI in 2017.

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Councilor: Sophie Paczesny, MD, PhD


Dr. Paczesny

Dr. Paczesny is Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her MD and PhD from the University of Paris, where she completed her residency and fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation. Prior to her appointment at Indiana University, she was a faculty member in the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the University of Michigan. Dr. Paczesny was elected to the ASCI in 2014.

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The 2019 ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Awards

The ASCI congratulates the 35 recipients selected for this year’s Young Physician-Scientist Awards. The Awardees will present their work at the ASCI’s Food & Science Evening, on April 6, 2019, as part of the AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting, April 5-7.

New members elected for 2019

Congratulations to members elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Advocating for the physician-scientist community

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

The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Latest issue: March 2019

JCI Insight

Latest issue: March 7, 2019

About the ASCI

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 over 3,000 members in the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. More

The Seldin~Smith Award