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Department of Biological Structure

Friedemann Schaub, M.D., Ph.D. ’02, Fel. ’05, is the founder of Cellular Wisdom Inc., a therapeutic program that emphasizes the mind-bodyspirit connection. For more information, visit

Howard A. Young, Ph.D. ’74, received one of the first International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research Distinguished Service Awards. Young served the organization for many years in various roles: committee member, newsletter editor, vice president and president.

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Department of Dermatology

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D. ’72, Fel. ’78A Distinguished Academic Career: Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D. ’72, Fel. ’78

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D. ’72 (biological structure), Fel. ’78 (dermatology), has had a long, illustrious career, one that included the presidency of Ohio State University (OSU), often ranked as the largest public university in the U.S.

From 1985–1993, Holbrook was a professor at UW Medicine, investigating human skin development and genetic skin disease. Later, she was the associate dean for scientific affairs. She left the UW to become the vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at the University of Florida. Five years later, she became the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Georgia. From 2002–2007, Holbrook served as president of OSU. While there, she made research and undergraduate education her priorities; during her tenure, OSU advanced in national rankings, qualifications and graduation rates of students, and the size of the university’s endowment.

When her husband retired to Florida, Holbrook left OSU to join the University of South Florida as the vice president for research and innovation; later, she added to her responsibilities by becoming the senior vice president for research, innovation and global affairs. She is also a consultant for The Advisory Group at Huron, focusing her efforts on higher education, economic development and international programs. We’re pleased to welcome Holbrook as the keynote speaker for the UW Medicine Division of Dermatology’s 50th anniversary on May 20, 2011.

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Department of Family Medicine

Thomas E. Norris, M.D., Fel. ’89, UW professor and acting chair of the Department of Family Medicine and former vice dean for academic affairs at the UW School of Medicine, received the 2010 John G. Walsh Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians in December 2010.











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Division of General Internal Medicine

Erika Goldstein, M.D., Res. ’84, UW professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been appointed acting vice dean for academic affairs at UW Medicine.

Peter A. McCullough, M.D., MPH, Res. ’91, chief academic and scientific officer at St. John Providence Health System, was named chairman of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). KEEP offers free screenings, and the program has touched the lives of nearly a quarter of a million Americans since its inception in 2000.

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Department of Pediatrics

F. Bruder Stapleton, M.D., Res. ’74, the Ford/Morgan Endowed Chair in Pediatrics and chair of UW Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, will become president of the American Pediatric Society in May. Stapleton is the chief academic officer and senior vice president of Seattle Children’s.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Faraz Qureshi, M.D., Fel. ’99, graduated from the UW Addiction Psychiatry Training Program in June 2000. Afterward, he passed certification examinations in addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, geriatric psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Association recently selected him as a fellow, and he has joined SUNY-Buffalo as director of its addiction service.

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Department of Surgery

Gordon Cohen, M.D., Res. ’98, Ph.D., MBA, completed his master’s degree at the University of Tennessee in the physicians’ executive program. Cohen, a UW professor in the Department of Surgery, is also chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at Seattle Children’s.

Joseph A. Moylan, M.D., Res. ’69, a 1975 graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, received the 2010 Duke University Medical Alumni Association Humanitarian Award. In 2001, after having seen many promising young lives go to waste, Moylan founded the Durham Nativity School. The school is one of 64 nationwide based on the Nativity model, an independent educational program geared toward academic excellence and community change. Moylan also served as director of the Duke Surgical Intensive Care Unit, chief of the trauma service and as founding director of Duke Life Flight. In 1994, he became the Lucille and DeWitt Daughtry Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine, a position he held until 1997. He and his wife, Ann Carole McGurkin, have six children.

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