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Stanley M. Lemon, M.D. recently was elected to the Association of American Physicians Council

April 8, 2009Dr. Lemon

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN OF MEDICINE

I am pleased to announce that Stanley M. Lemon, M.D. recently was elected to the Association of American Physicians Council. Dr. Lemon is Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Internal Medicine, John Sealy Distinguished University Chair, Director of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, and Director of the NIH-funded Center for Hepatitis Research. He also serves as Principal Investigator/Director of the Galveston National Laboratory. Dr. Lemon was elected as a member of the AAP in 1996. The organization was founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler, for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine." Membership in the AAP has included Nobel laureates, and members of the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Lemon's service on the AAP Council will be for a four year term, and in addition to being a great honor, includes the responsibility of reviewing membership applications to the prestigious AAP.

Dr. Lemon is recognized nationally and internationally for his research on infectious diseases, virology and vaccine development. His expertise in these areas has earned him the respect of his peers. He has served as Chair of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee, and the Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He is Past Chair of the Steering Committee for Hepatitis and Poliomyelitis of the World Health Organization's Programme for Vaccine Development, the Board of Scientific Councilors of the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, of the Institute of Medicine. He co-chaired an Institute of Medicine study committee on "Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences." Dr. Lemon currently serves as a member of the U.S. Delegation of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program, and the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity. He has published numerous papers and textbook chapters related to hepatitis and other viral infections, and has been extremely successful in securing funding from the NIH and other sources.

Dr. Lemon is a superb leader-administrator, and the university has benefited tremendously from his many contributions. He joined UTMB in 1997 as Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. In 1999, he served as Dean pro tem for the School of Medicine and in 2000 was appointed permanent Dean. During his tenure as Dean, Dr. Lemon led the School of Medicine through an important period of expansion in its biodefense and infectious disease related research activities. In 2004, he stepped down as Dean and assumed the role of Director of the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity.

Dr. Lemon earned his M.D. with honor from the University of Rochester. He completed postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Lemon's election as a Councilor of the AAP is reflective of his leadership abilities and outstanding record of accomplishments. Please join me in congratulating him on this well-deserved honor.

Sincerely,

Garland D. Anderson, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Dean, School of Medicine
Thomas N. and Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair

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