Biology; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Health Centers.
Dr. Korn was a founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Transplant Donor Network, one of the nation’s largest Organ Procurement Organizations. Later, he was a founder of the nonprofit Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, created to enhance and standardize the protection of human research participants. He has been a member of National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) since 1989, has served on many National Academy of Sciences and IOM committees, was a founder of the IOM’s Clinical Research Roundtable, and is currently co-chair of the NAS Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. In 1996-1997 Dr. Korn chaired a Special Subcommittee of the Science Board of the Food and Drug Administration to Review the FDA’s Intramural Research Program, for which he received the Commissioner’s Special Citation and the Harvey W. Wiley Medal. From 1984 to 1991 he served as Chairman of the National Cancer Advisory Board, a position to which he was appointed by President Reagan. Dr. Korn is a Fellow of the AAAS and has served on its Council, and he was a member of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong from 1998-2004, where he was Chairman of the Medical Subcommittee.
Dr. Korn served on the Boards of Directors of the Stanford University Hospital from October 1982 to April 1995, the Children’s Hospital at Stanford from October 1984 to its closure, and the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford from October 1984 to April 1995. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the California Society of Pathologists from 1983-1986.
Dr. Korn has been a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Pathology, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Human Pathology, and for many years was an Associate Editor of the latter. He has sat on many Society Councils and Boards. His more than 250 publications range from bacteriophage biochemistry and genetics to the biochemistry and molecular biology of DNA replication in human cells, and more recently, concern issues of academic values and integrity, research integrity, health and science policy, and financial conflicts of interest in academic medicine.
David A. Relman is the Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in the Departments of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, and Chief of Infectious Diseases at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, California. He received an S.B. (Biology) from MIT (1977) and M.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Medical School (1982), completed his clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, served as a postdoctoral fellow in micro-