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Melmed Honored with Transatlantic Medal

The Society for Endocrinology presented its 2010 Transatlantic Medal to Shlomo Melmed, M.D., senior vice president of academic affairs, dean of the medical faculty, for his achievements in the field of pituitary research.

Dr. Melmed accepted the award from the Society for Endocrinology during its annual meeting in Manchester, England, last month. He also gave the Plenary Award Lecture on his research on pituitary tumors.

The Transatlantic Medal has been awarded to a North American researcher annually since 1979. Members of the Society for Endocrinology submit nominations to an awards committee to determine the medalists each year.

Dr. Melmed is best known for discovering and pioneering the application of novel treatments for endocrine tumors. His laboratory has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1980. Dr. Melmed, who holds the Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Chair in Investigative Medicine, has trained more than 60 physicians, scientists and graduate students who occupy leading positions in academic endocrinology worldwide. His research is devoted to molecular pathogenesis and treatment of tumors and growth factor regulation of anterior pituitary function.