Faculty Appointments and Awards

Jay Dean, PhD, professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the USF College of Medicine has been appointed an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology, a journal published by the American Physiological Society. His term runs from Sept. 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011. Dr. Dean is the scientific director of the Hyperbaric Biomedical Research Laboratory, one of the country’s leading hyperbaric cell biology laboratories. He will be sharing editorial duties with other Associate Editors and primarily reviewing manuscripts involving hyperbaric physiology and respiratory control.

Allen Root, MD, professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology at the USF College of Medicine, was awarded the 2008 Human Growth Foundation Award at the Foundation’s annual meeting in Baltimore. The Human Growth Foundation, a New York-based national foundation with more than 50 years of service, recognized Dr. Root for his career achievements in research and the treatment of growth and growth hormone disorders. Dr. Root is a former president of Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Society, and director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes. He is the author of more than 400 scientific papers, many of which have resulted in important advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disordered growth in childhood.

Hussain Saba, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at USF and chief of the Hematology/Oncology Section at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, has been elected as the 2009-10 President-Elect of the Association of VA Hematology/Oncology (AVAHO). AVAHO is a national nonprofit organization to enhance communication and networking among Hematology Oncology professionals of the Veterans Affairs hospitals to improve patient care, education, and research. Dr. Saba is commited to using the platform of AVAHO to increase interest in basic science and foster clinical trials at veterans hospitals nationwide.