within the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of California, Berkeley (1995–1999). Some of his many honors and awards include the Keck Foundation Young Scholars Award, McKnight Scholar Award (2002–2005), Sloan Research Fellow (2001–2003), Whitehall Foundation Award (2000–2003), HHMI Faculty Development Award (2000–2002), and the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences (1998–2003).

Janice G. Douglas, MD, is currently professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics and professor of pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She was formerly the director of the Hypertension Division and vice chair for academic affairs for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Douglas is internationally renowned as a physician-scientist and conducts studies on cellular and molecular mechanisms of blood pressure regulation with a focus on the kidney and the renin angiotensin system and racial/ethnic diversity in the pathophysiology of essential hypertension. She has extensive authorship of medical publications and is (or has been) a member of editorial boards, publication committees and/or associate editor (guest editor) for a number of prestigious medical journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the American Journal of Physiology, Circulation, Hypertension, the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, Ethnicity and Disease, and the Endocrine Society, to name a few. Dr. Douglas has been elected to membership in the most prestigious organizations for physician scientists, which include the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association for American Physicians, Fellow of the High Blood Pressure Council of the American Heart Association, the Association for Academic Minority Physicians, the Central Society for Clinical Research, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. She has served on the Board of Directors of the ABIM. Dr. Douglas has served on numerous policy and review committees for the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. National Academies experience includes membership on the Committee on National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists (1997–2000) and the Committee on Career Paths for Clinical Research (1991–1993). Dr. Douglas received her BA from Fisk University, Nashville (1964) and her MD from Meharry Medical College, Nashville (1968).

Susan A. Gerbi, PhD, is currently the George Eggleston Professor of Biochemistry and founding Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University. Current research interests include regions and sequences of DNA synthesis initiation, further exploration of the interplay between regulation of replication and transcription, and rRNA biogenesis. Among her honors, she received the State

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