NYU school of medicine honors school legends

October 02, 2001

New York, NY - The Department of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine paid tribute to eight legendary figures from the department's history by naming its 'Firms' in their honor. Students in the department are assigned to one of eight small groups-known as Firms-that allow them to receive more personal attention during their studies from senior members of the faculty. Each firm is headed by a Firm Chief from the department's faculty who meets with the students weekly in a teaching session, organizes journal clubs, and oversees their progress throughout core clerkship in medicine.

In a ceremony held at the NYU School of Medicine, Martin Blaser, M.D., Frederick H. King Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, explained why it was important to honor the eight former faculty members, three of whom are still living.

"These outstanding NYU physicians played a critical role in building the School of Medicine into the wonderful institution that it is today," Blaser said. "Through their research, teaching, and clinical practice, the men and women we honor have had an enormous influence on our understanding of diseases and how we treat our patients."

The department's 'firms' were named in honor of the following NYU physicians:

In addition to honoring eight faculty members from the School's past, the department honored eight current faculty members by naming them as Chiefs of the Firms. Those who were selected as Firm Chiefs are: Martin L. Kahn, M.D. (Dr. Saul J. Farber Firim), Sandra Kammerman, M.D. (Dr. Austin Flint Firm), Jerome Lowenstein, M.D. (Dr. Edward C. Franklin Firm), Elizabeth Weinshel, M.D. (Dr. Ira M. Goldstein Firm), Michael L. Freedman, M.D. (Dr. Linda j. Laubenstein Firm), Anthony J. Grieco, M.D. (dr. H. Sherwood Lawrence Firm), Mitchell Charap, M.D. (Dr. Bertha Rader Firm), and Adina Kalet, M.D., M.P.H. (Dr. Lewis Thomas Firm).

NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

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