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Dr. Diane Simeone elected to Institute of Medicine
University of Michigan surgeon well-known for pancreatic cancer research
Ann Arbor, MICH. - A University of Michigan Medical School surgeon is one of 65 new members elected Monday to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
Diane M. Simeone, M.D., a professor of surgery and molecular and integrative physiology and division chief of gastrointestinal surgery, will join more than 1,700 researchers in the medical sciences, health care and public health in the prestigious organization.
Each year, new members are elected during a highly selective process recognizing researchers who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.
Those selected volunteer a significant amount of time to serving on various IOM committees and participating in IOM activities.
"I'm grateful for the incredible honor of election to this organization with such an esteemed group and accomplished group of colleagues," says Simeone. "I've dedicated my career toward research and improving outcomes in patients with pancreatic cancer. This award is a validation of the type of work we're trying to do to move things forward."
Simeone is the surgical director of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Clinic at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of a few such centers in the country focused on this disease. In addition, she is the director of the gastrointestinal oncology research program at the Cancer Center. Her research focuses on pancreatic cancer stem cells and molecular profiling in pancreatic cancer.
Simeone will be formally inducted into the organization during its annual meeting Oct. 16-17, 2011.
Written by Heather Guenther; contact her via email or at telephone 734-764-2220.