Announcing the 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Awards
Zena Werb, PhD and Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine. He is also Director of the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations (MERC) and of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities and Assistant Director for Health Care Disparities of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He trained in primary care general internal medicine at UCSF, and completed a research fellowship in general internal medicine before being appointed Assistant Professor at UCSF in July 1983. He practices continuity general internal medicine and teaches residents and students in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Pérez-Stable’s research focuses on health and health care disparities in tobacco use and cessation, cancer prevention and aging. Dr. Pérez-Stable has mentored 70 diverse investigators from different disciplines focused on health disparities research.
Zena Werb, PhD received her BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, and her PhD in Cell Biology from Rockefeller University, New York. After post-doctoral studies at the Strangeways Research Laboratory in Cambridge England, she was recruited to the UCSF faculty, where she is currently Professor and Vice-Chair of Anatomy. She is a member of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research. Dr. Werb is recognized internationally for her fundamental discoveries about the role of the cellular microenvironment and intercellular communication in the normal functioning and pathogenesis of tissues. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, and election to the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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