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Institute of Medicine elects Gladstone Director Warner Greene

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies today announced that it has elected Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology Director and Senior Investigator Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD, to its membership.

"We are very proud of this well deserved honor for Dr. Greene," said fellow IOM member Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD, president, The J. David Gladstone Institutes. "His research has contributed enormously to our understanding of HIV/AIDS and a great many other important immunology issues of our time."

Greene, a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at the University of California, San Francisco and co-director of the federally funded UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), focuses on studies of the molecular basis for HIV and HTLV-I retroviral pathogenesis. He also studies the biochemical mechanisms underlying the regulation and action of the NF-kB/Rel family of eukaryotic transcription factors. The author of more than 300 scientific papers, he has been named a councilor of the American Association of Physicians and has been honored by outstanding investigator awards from the American Federation for Clinical Research and the American College of Rheumatology, among many others.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a nonprofit organization created to provide science-based advice on matters of biomedical science, medicine, and health. An honorific membership organization chartered in 1970 as a component of the National Academy of Sciences, it works outside the framework of government to ensure scientifically informed analysis and independent guidance. Its mission is to serve as adviser to the nation to improve health.

Greene has been elected as one of 64 new members, raising the IOM's total active membership to 1,461. In addition, the Institute has honored five individuals by election to foreign associate membership, bringing the total members in that category to 79. With another 62 members holding emeritus stat
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