Endocrine Abstracts (2008) 15

Society for Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal Lecture

Ron G Rosenfeld, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA., USA. Abstract

Ron G Rosenfeld, MD, is the Senior Vice-President for Medical Affairs at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health at Stanford University. He is Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, as well as Professor and Chair (emeritus) of Pediatrics and of Cell and Developmental Biology at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He has also served as President and CEO of ProteoGenix, Inc.

Dr Rosenfeld received his BA, summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 1968 and his MD with Honors from Stanford University in 1973. He stayed at Stanford as intern, resident and chief resident in Pediatrics and, thereafter, as a post-doctoral fellow in pediatric endocrinology. He joined the faculty at Stanford in 1980, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1985 and to Professor in 1989. In 1993, he left Stanford, to accept the position of Chairman of Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University, where he served for nine years, before returning to Stanford in his current position.

Dr Rosenfeld is an internationally renowned authority on the endocrine basis of growth and development and has been at the forefront of understanding the biology of growth hormone and growth factors for over 25 years. His work has elucidated physiological, pathological, cellular and molecular aspects of mammalian growth, as well as the role of growth factors and their receptors in the fetus, newborn, child and adult in health and disease.

The author of approximately 600 publications and 8 edited books, Dr Rosenfeld has received numerous awards, including a Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Basil O'Connor Award from the March of Dimes, and an NIH Career Development Award. He is the recipient of the Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stanford, the Joseph St. Geme, Jr. Award from the Society for Pediatric Research for pediatric education, the Ross Award for Research from the Society for Pediatric Research, The Clinical Endocrinology Trust Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine, the Maureen Andrew Mentor Award from the Society for Pediatric Research, the 2008 Transatlantic Medal from the Society for Endocrinology, and the 2008 Robert H Williams Distinguished Leadership Award from the Endocrine Society. He has been active on many editorial boards and study sections, and served as Chair of the Endocrinology Study Section of the NIH and as Chair of the Clinical Research Advisory Board of the March of Dimes. In 1997, he served as President of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.

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