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February 6, 2019  |  Jola Glotzer

UChicago named professorships

Three UChicago faculty with links to CBC receive named, distinguished service professorships: Robert Grossman, Russell Reid and Margaret Gardel

CBC congratulates all recently named distinguished professors at UChicago! Special congratulations go to three CBC community members: Robert Grossman, Russell Reid and Margaret Gardel. Two are past CBC awardees — Grossman, who was at UIC at the time, received a CBC Proteomics & Infrastructure Award (2006) and a CBC Lever Award (2008), while Reid held a CBC Catalyst Award (2013). In addition, Grossman was an invited speaker at the 1st Annual CBC Symposium (2002) and Gardel at a CBC Microscopy Forum (2009). Grossman also served on the CBC Spark Council, the CBC Catalyst Review Board and is organizing the 2019 CBC Annual Symposium focused on AI and Machine Learning in Biomedicine. CBC is proud to have supported the distinguished scientists in the past and is grateful to Grossman for his dedication and time spent on the CBC boards.

Faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships

UChicago News  |  December 27, 2018

Fifteen faculty members received named professorships or were appointed distinguished service professors. Sendhil Mullainathan was named the Roman Family University Professor; Elisabeth Clemens, Michael Greenstone, Robert Grossman, Wayne Hu, Jens Ludwig and Larry F. Norman received distinguished service professorships; and Fernando Alvarez, Robert J. Chaskin, Margaret Gardel, Ralph S.J. Koijen, Derek Neal, Russell Reid, Pietro Veronesi and Amy R. Ward received named professorships.

Congratulations to all!

Read the entire article HERE.

Three faculty are also CBC community members. Their profiles and links to CBC are listed below.

Robert Grossman, PhD

Robert L. Grossman has been named the Frederick H. Rawson Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine, Computer Science and the College. The Jim and Karen Frank Director of the Center for Translational Data Science at the University of Chicago, he has served as the chief research informatics officer of the Biological Sciences Division since 2011.

Grossman is the principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute Genomic Data Commons, a platform for the cancer research community that manages, analyzes, integrates and shares large-scale genomic datasets in support of precision medicine. The GDC was used by more than 100,000 researchers in the past year. He also has built data commons to support research in other areas, including cardiology, infectious diseases, neuroscience and the environment. His research interests include data science, machine learning and deep learning.

He is a member of the Frederick National Laboratory Advisory Committee for the National Cancer Institute and of the Science Advisory Board for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Russell Reid, MD/PhD

Russell Reid has been named the first Bernard G. Sarnat M.D. Professor in the Department of Surgery.

Reid is pediatric plastic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in craniomaxillofacial surgery. He has particular expertise in the reconstruction of congenital and traumatic defects of the face, jaw, palate and skull.

An accomplished author, Reid has published book chapters and several peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics, from craniofacial surgery techniques to wound healing. His research interests, inspired by the late Dr. Sarnat, include the regeneration of bone for the repair of complex craniofacial defects, the biology of skull and facial sutures, and genetic expression in craniofacial development. He also studies ways to improve diagnostic testing for craniofacial patients.

Margaret Gardel, PhD

Margaret Gardel has been named the Horace B. Horton Professor in the Department of Physics and the College.

Gardel investigates how the behaviors of living cells are regulated as the cell goes about its daily functions. Her lab, which blends physics and biology, furthers scientific understanding of how cells sense mechanical forces and respond to those forces with chemical activity. She specializes in understanding the cytoskeleton—the materials inside a cell that provide its shape and allow it to move. Her work could ultimately provide biomedical scientists with the means to devise new therapies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

Gardel’s honors include a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a Lucille Packard Fellowship and an American Asthma Foundation Early Excellence Award. She is a member of the American Society of Cell Biology, the Biophysical Society and the American Physical Society.

Adapted (with modifications) from the UChicago News published on December 27, 2018.

Featured scientist(s) with ties to cbc:

Robert Grossman, UChicago

Russell Reid, UChicago

Margaret Gardel, UChicago