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National Academy of Sciences Elects Bleeding Disorders Researcher

University of Michigan (U-M) professor David Ginsburg, MD, a noted bleeding disorders researcher, was recently elected as one of the 2007 members of the National Academy of Sciences. Ginsburg is a Life Sciences Institute Research Professor and the James V. Neel Distinguished University Professor in the U-M Medical School. Academy membership is highly regarded, honoring “distinguished and continuing achievements” in emerging research. Ginsburg is credited with conducting breakthrough genetic research into the molecular workings of inherited bleeding disorders. He has helped identify many subtypes of von Willebrand disease and the genetic mutations that cause them. Ginsburg currently serves as a research mentor to two National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) grant recipients, including David Buchner, PhD, Judith Graham Pool Fellow (2005-2007), and Jordan Shavit, MD, PhD, current Clinical Fellow.

Since joining the U-M faculty in 1985, Ginsburg has served as chief of medical genetics in the U-M Department of Internal Medicine, past-president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and a member of both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also holds an appointed position as an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Among his numerous research honors, Ginsburg has received the ASCI (American Society for Clinical Investigation) Award and the Basic Research Prize of the American Heart Association.

The National Academy of Sciences was created by the U.S. Congress in 1863 as an official advisory body to the federal government on issues concerning science and technology. The 72 new members of the academy were inducted on May 2, 2007, during the academy’s 144th annual meeting. There are now 2,025 active members.

Source: University of Michigan news release dated May 2, 2007


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