Navigation Links
Children's Hospital Physician Elected to Institute of Medicine
Date:10/10/2007

- Katherine A. High, M.D., is expert in pediatric hematology and gene

therapy -

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading physician- scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Katherine A. High, M.D., has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. Dr. High has long been a leading researcher in hematology and gene therapy.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071010/DCW020 )

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today announced the election of 65 new members from throughout the United States, in recognition of their major contributions to the advancement of medical sciences, health care and public health. Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the IOM honors professional achievement in the health sciences and serves as a national resource for independent analysis and recommendations on issues related to medicine, biomedical sciences and health.

Current members of the Institute elect new members from a slate of candidates nominated for their professional achievement and commitment to service.

An internationally prominent hematologist and researcher, Katherine A. High, M.D., is the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is the William H. Bennett Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. She also is a past president of the American Society of Gene Therapy.

Dr. High's studies of the molecular biology of the bleeding disorder hemophilia led to clinical trials of gene therapy for hemophilia at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She leads a National Institutes of Health-funded laboratory and has contributed scores of papers to the scientific literature.

After graduating from Harvard College and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. High completed her residency at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, followed by a fellowship in hematology at Yale University School of Medicine. She was on the medical staff of Yale-New Haven Hospital, and then directed the Clinical Coagulation Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Hospitals before coming to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1992.

Dr. High is a resident of Merion, Pa.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

Contact: Joey Marie McCool

Phone: (267)426-6070

McCool@email.chop.edu


'/>"/>
SOURCE Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. RSV Hits Winnipeg Childrens Hospital
2. Coverage for Childrens Mental Illness Reduces Out-of-Pocket Spending
3. Childrens Health Program Covering More Adults Than Children
4. Nutritious Diet Help Improve Childrens Academic Performance
5. Oracle Corp. to help build worlds first "Digital Hospital"
6. Apollo Hospitals to consider listing on US Bourses in 2003
7. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
8. Ambulance queue before hospitals with emergency patients
9. Greater volume hospitals better for stroke
10. Spurt in hospital admissions following football shoot-outs
11. Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... More than a third of American adults ... that bariatric surgery has received increased attention in recent years, as an article ... comes to weight loss, most people are familiar with the basic requirements of maintaining ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... An influential resource amongst nurses and ... to shed lights on the variety of topics detailing why we appreciate nurses in ... why this career has gone from being in a major recession to one of ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... In response to ... who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration with the American ... Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and aphasia is relatively unknown, but ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... in scholarships to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s ... her award on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ... honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace ... national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... LONDON , May 27, 2016 ... an innovative biopharma company focused on the highly ... built a substantial pipeline of potential first-in-class or ... which are in development with strategic partners. HCM,s ... the fast-growing domestic market. We expect progress of ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... -- According to a new market report published ... Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2015 - ... valued at US$ 5.89 Bn in 2014 and is anticipated ... 2023 to reach US$ 7.99 Bn in 2023. ... free drug delivery devices and the market is estimated based ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 ... has matured into an essential life science tool for ... development applications. BCC Research reveals in its new report ... second growth phase, one powered by a range of ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ) , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: