The Academic Senate is delighted to announce that Steven R. Cummings, MD, FACP has been selected to be the recipient of the first "UCSF Academic Senate Distinguished Clinical Research Lecture Award."
Dr. Cummings has been a member of the UCSF faculty since 1980 and holds an appointment as Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is the Director of the UCSF Coordinating Center, Director of the UCSF Clinical Research Program and Associate Chair of Medicine for Clinical Research. He is an influential scientist whose pre-eminence is widely recognized domestically and internationally. Dr. Cummings is the author of over 200 papers in scholarly journals and books and has made seminal and pioneering contributions to the understanding of Osteoporotic Fractures and the role of bone marrow density and other risk factors for fractures. It is a great privilege for the Academic Senate to have the opportunity to honor his achievements with this prestigious award.
Last year the Academic Senate created this new award in order to provide annual recognition of outstanding achievements by members of the UCSF Faculty in the areas of clinical research. Beginning this year, this lecture will be held in addition to the "UCSF Faculty Research Lecture", which has been awarded by the Academic Senate for the past 44 years to UCSF faculty in recognition of the research accomplishments of basic scientists.
Dr. Cummings will present his lecture, "Adventures in Estrogen: Osteoporosis and Breast Cancer on Friday, November 9, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. in Cole Hall.