Dr. Jeremy Kahn was recently recommended for membership to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a national honor society for physician-scientists. New members will be inducted into the ASCI in April 2015 at the ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting in Chicago.
The American Society for Clinical Investigation, created in 1908, is, according to its website, “dedicated to the advancement of research that extends our understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases.” Over 3,000 physician-scientists are members of the ASCI, having been elected based on “their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research.” ASCI elects up to 80 new members each year. Members must be no older than 50 years of age when elected, which makes membership in the ASCI a significant achievement for physician-scientists whose careers are relatively young.
Dr. Kahn’s election marks a new trend for faculty in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Last year (2014), Dr. Hülya Bayır, Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, and Director of Research, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, was also inducted to the ASCI. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a whole has had 58 members inducted over the years.
Jeremy Kahn, MD, MS, MPH, is Associate Professor of Critical Care, Medicine and Health Policy, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health.