SSCI adds seven more from U of L
Society's fastest-growing contingent continues record pace.
Seven more members of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine have been accepted for membership in the prestigious Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, a regional academic society dedicated to the advancement of medical research.
That brings the total membership from the University of Louisville to 31, including 27 since September 2009, continuing the U of L contingent's claim as the fastest growing group in the SSCI.
The SSCI and the Southern Region-American Federation for Medical Research are committed to supporting the development of young investigators and students.
In addition, the group is also committed to encouraging students, residents and fellows to enter academic medicine and to support junior faculty success in clinical investigation.
"U of L has become the No. 1 most successful nominator for membership to the SSCI," Jesse Roman, M.D., Chair of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine said. "That speaks to the excellence of the faculty we have in this department and the exciting work they do in education, patient care and research."
The latest group of new members includes:
Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D. - Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Matthew Cave, M.D. - Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Yvette Cua, M.D. - Division of Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine and Medical Education
Gerald Dryden, M.D. - Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Juan Guardiola-Sala, M.D. - Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine
David Hiestand, M.D., Ph.D. - Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine
Allan Ramirez, M.D. - Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine
This most recent group of newly elected members will be announced in February 2012 at the SSCI annual meeting in New Orleans.