Dr. Tara F. Bishop, the Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Public Health - Clinical Evaluation, an assistant professor of healthcare policy and research and assistant professor of medicine, joined the Journal of General Internal Medicine's Editorial Board on April 7 for a three-year term. The official journal of the Society of General Internal Medicine, it promotes improved patient care, research and education in primary care, general internal medicine and hospital medicine.
Dr. Ronald Crystal, chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine, the Bruce Webster Professor of Internal Medicine, professor of genetic medicine and professor of medicine, gave the J. Burns Amberson Lecture during the American Thoracic Society's International Conference hosted May 16 - 21 in San Diego. Dr. Crystal spoke about "Airway Basal Cells: The Smoking Gun of COPD." The lecture is named in honor of Dr. James Burns Amberson, an international authority on chest disease and tuberculosis, and is given each year by a leader in pulmonary science who engages in basic or clinical research or in clinical care.
Dr. Richard Granstein, chairman of the Department of Dermatology and the George W. Hambrick, Jr. Professor of Dermatology, delivered the 21st annual Richard B. Stoughton Lecture for the San Diego Dermatological Society on April 24. Dr. Granstein spoke about "Stress, the Nervous System and Cutaneous Immunity." The lecture is named for Dr. Stoughton, who spent more than three decades contributing to the field of dermatology before passing away in 1992, and is given during the society's annual dinner meeting. The society, the local organization for dermatologists in San Diego and surrounding areas, strives to promote the highest possible standards for clinical practice and medical education by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas.