UC Professor Elected in NCRP Scientific Committee
Ranajit Chakraborty, PhD, Robert A. Kehoe Professor in UCís environmental health department, has been elected a member of the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) Scientific Committee. In this capacity, Chakraborty will help NCRP in a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health-funded project to develop new risk estimates of radiation exposure for disease causation. For the past four years, he has also served on a committee of the International Commission of Radiological Protection. His tenure on that committee was recently extended until 2011. Chakraborty is known for his pioneering work on modeling genotype dependency of radiation sensitivity, which forms the basis of inter-individual variation of risk of radiation exposures on disease causation.
Kuntz Named Meeting Chair
Charles Kuntz IV, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery and director of the division of spine and peripheral nerve surgery, has been named chair of the 25th annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. The meeting will be held March 11Ė14 in Phoenix.
New Internal Medicine Faculty
The internal medicine department has added several new faculty members to various divisions. The new faculty and their specialties are:
Dima Diab, MD, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, bone health and thyroid disease.
Naila Goldenberg, MD, lipids, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome.
Sona Sharma, MD, diabetes, general endocrinology.
Elizabeth Araujo, MD, inflammatory myophaties, systemic lupus erythematous, rheumatoid arthritis, gout.
Janet Boyle, MD, chronic kidney disease, kidney failure.
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