Researchers named medical school’s first Distinguished Professors


Two professors in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine have been named Distinguished Professors by the FIU Office of the Provost. The accolade is the highest honor bestowed by the university to professors of the medical school and reserved for those individuals who are recognized nationally and/or internationally as intellectual leaders in medicine who have made extraordinary accomplishments and contributions in teaching and/or clinical care and/or research.

Madhavan Nair, Ph.D. named Distinguished Professor, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Madhavan Nair, Ph.D. named Distinguished Professor, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Madhavan Nair, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, BioMedical Research, FIU
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Immunology
Director, Institute of Neuro-Immune Pharmacology
New Title: Distinguished Professor

Nair has had an illustrious career. He has been awarded numerous grants, honors, and awards for his research and has achieved worldwide recognition for his visionary approach to nanomedicine. He is the recipient of the prestigious Wybran Award from the Society of NeuroImmune Pharmacology (SNIP). The award is the highest honor bestowed by SNIP in recognition of contributions that have resulted in the preservation and expansion of the field of neuroimmune pharmacology. He is also the recipient of the Exceptional Scholar Award, State University of New York; Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award, FIU; Finalist, NIH Avant-Garde Innovative Award; NIH Merit Award; Presidential Leadership Operational Excellence Award, FIU. In 2010 he received FIU’s Top Research Scholar Award and in 2012 was elected as an Honorary Charter Member, Florida International University, National Academy of Inventors.

He is one of the most independently funded investigators at FIU, with more than $13 million currently in NIH funding.

Read more about Nair’s research here: http://news.fiu.edu/2013/04/new-technique-to-deliver-life-saving-drugs-to-the-brain/58592

 

 

Barry Rosen, Ph. D. named Distinguished Professor, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Barry Rosen, Ph. D. named Distinguished Professor, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Barry P. Rosen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Basic Research and Graduate Programs
Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
New Title: Distinguished Professor

Rosen was recognized for his expertise and his seminal contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms of arsenic uptake, efflux and biotransformation in plants and animals, including humans.

He has had a remarkable record of achievement and research career. Rosen has received 40 years of continuous funding from NIH and NSF and was recognized as an NIH Merit Awardee. This is a significant accomplishment as less than 5 percent of NIH-funded investigators are so designated. Rosen has published more than 300 articles and books. Last year, FIU nominated him for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and he is a current nominee to become a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Read more about Rosen’s research here: http://news.fiu.edu/2012/09/can-arsenic-be-removed-from-rice/45583

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