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Dr. John Dietz named USF Distinguished Professor Emeritus

USF physiologist John Dietz, PhD, has been awarded emeritus status by USF, a designation reserved for those whose careers within USF have been exemplary and merit recognition when they retire. Friends and colleagues from throughout USF gathered July 31 to congratulate Dr. Dietz on earning the title and on his distinguished career at USF.

Dr. Stephen Klasko points to Dr. John Dietz’s many contributions to USF Health.

Since joining USF in 1988 in the College of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Dr. Dietz earned multiple teaching awards, was active on editorial boards for several national journals, as well as departmental, college, university and national committees, and laid significant scientific groundwork in the area of natriuretic peptides (cardiac hormones) and their impact on regulating blood volume and blood pressure.

As Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. Dietz can continue his research and remain active in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, as well as make use of select USF amenities, including the library, computer center, University Club, and Campus Recreation Center. He may also participate in academic procession in a position of honor.

Dr. Dietz was nominated by Sarah Yuan, PhD, chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, which was supported by Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Dietz will be recognized as Distinguished Professor Emeritus at an event held this fall.

Dr. Dietz earned both his bachelor’s degree in zoology and PhD in physiology from the University of Nebraska.