Dr. Alessia Fornoni Inducted into American Society for Clinical Investigation

Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center, has been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation. The induction ceremony took place April 21 during the association’s annual meeting in Chicago.

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), established in 1908, is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. The association seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs, and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve human health.

ASCI comprises more than 3,000 physician-scientists from all medical specialties elected to the Society for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. The association represents physician-scientists who are at the bedside, at the research bench, and at the blackboard. Many of its senior members are widely recognized leaders in academic medicine.

ASCI is dedicated to the advancement of research that extends our understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases, and its members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists. The association considers the nominations of several hundred physician-scientists submitted from among its members each year, up to 80 of whom are inducted as new members for their significant research accomplishments. Because members must be 50 years of age or younger at the time of their election, membership reflects accomplishments by its members relatively early in their careers.

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