Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for UC San Diego Health patients and visitors. Learn More

Menu
Search

Two UC San Diego Physician-Scientists Named to Association of American Physicians

 

May 07, 2007  |  

The Association of American Physicians (AAP) has elected two physician-scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine faculty as new members: Patricia Finn, MD, PhD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics Chief, Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics.

The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization founded for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine."  Today, the Association is composed of about 1,000 active members and approximately 550 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries.

Each year, the Council of the Association elects 60 new members.  This year, 67 inductees were announced at the AAP national meeting in April.

Finn was recognized for her pioneering research regarding the mechanisms behind the development of asthma and other inflammatory lung diseases.  Finn is especially interested in understanding how asthma develops early in life and discovering new ways to prevent and treat asthma and other related diseases.

Wynshaw-Boris’ focus is on the genetic manipulation of mice to generate a number of mouse models which replicate human diseases.  He has used the insights obtained from these animals to define novel pathways for disease pathogenesis and therapeutics. 

# # #

Media Contact:  Kim Edwards,  619-543-6163,

kedwards@ucsd.edu




Media Contact

Share This Article


Related News

8/5/2020
Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report successfully implanting specialized grafts of neural stem cells directly into spinal cord injuries in mice, then documenting how the grafts grew a ...
8/5/2020
The National Institutes of Health will soon launch a Phase II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of potential new therapeutics for COVID-19, including the use of investigational synthe ...
8/4/2020
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that sleep may help people to learn continuously through their lifetime by encoding new memories and protecting old ones.
8/3/2020
UC San Diego researchers discovered that people with an inactive RNA-editing enzyme respond better to cancer immunotherapy, and inhibitors of the enzyme help mice with difficult-to-treat cancers live ...



Follow Us