Faculty Inducted into Physician-Scientist Associations

Issue Date: 
May 16, 2016

Six School of Medicine faculty members have received prestigious recognition:  Three have been inducted into the Association of American Physicians, and three have been inducted into The American Society for Clinical Investigation.

The Association of American Physicians (AAP) honors individuals with outstanding credentials in biomedical science and/or translational biomedical research.

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) recognizes early-career accomplishment, and new members must be age 50 or younger. 

AAP Inductees

David A. Brent is the academic chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. He is also a professor of psychiatry, pediatrics, and epidemiology and holds an endowed chair in suicide studies. He cofounded and directs Services for Teens at Risk, a suicide prevention program. 

Anne B. Newman is the Katherine M. Detre Professor of Population Health Sciences, chair of the Department of Epidemiology in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, and director of Pitt’s Center for Aging and Population Health. She is the principal investigator of several long-term cohort studies and clinical trials in older adults funded by the National Institute on Aging. 

Brian Zuckerbraun is the Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Surgery and chief of trauma and acute care surgery at UPMC. His research centers on how the body’s immune system responds to cell damage. His work investigates the inflammatory response in the liver and vasculature following injury from trauma/hemorrhagic shock, sepsis, or direct vascular injury. 

ASCI Inductees

Caterina Rosano is a professor in the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. Her research focuses on how the brain adapts to the “normal” processes of aging and to disease and on understanding the causes, biomarkers, and consequences of brain aging.

Bernhard Kühn is a pediatric cardiologist, a scholar at the Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research, and a visiting professor and director of research, Division of Pediatric Cardiology. His research focuses on heart muscle cells and discovering ways to make them replicate to enable the heart to heal itself. 

Stephen Chan is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine at Pitt’s Vascular Medicine Institute. He studies the molecular mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension, seeking ways to identify persons at risk for the disease and to develop new therapies.