Oct. 29, 1998
Vol. 18, No. 3

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    Humanities, Medicine faculty members

    named distinguished service professors Sander Gilman, Chair of the Germanic Studies Department, has been named the Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professor of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology.

    Gilman, who joined the University faculty in 1994, teaches German in the Division of Humanities, the history of science for the Fishbein Center and psychiatry at the Pritzker Medical School. He is also a member of the Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature as well as the Committee on the History of Culture. His expertise lies in the culture of medicine, the study of stereotypes and comparative cultural studies.

    Gilman is the author and/or editor of more than 50 books and a founding member of the Committee on Jewish Studies. For the breadth of his work, he received the George Morgan Award for Creativity and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Education. He also is the recipient of an honorary doctors of laws from the University of Toronto and recently has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize.

    Harvey Golomb, Chairman and Professor in Medicine, has been named the Lowell T. Coggeshall Professor in Medical Science. An authority on the genetic abnormalities that cause various cancers and on chemotherapy for the leukemias, lymphomas and lung cancer, Golomb was among the first physicians in the world to perform clinical studies using interferon, the first in a series of naturally produced substances that can boost a patient's own immune system as a weapon against cancer. These efforts were focused on the disease called Hairy Cell Leukemia.

    The author of nearly 350 peer-reviewed publications and nearly 300 scientific abstracts and other publications, Golomb has won many awards and served from 1990-91 as president of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the leading society for clinical cancer research.

    A graduate of the University (B.A. '64) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (M.D. '68), Golomb completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he also did a fellowship in medical genetics.

    He came to Chicago in 1973 for a two-year fellowship in Hematology-Oncology and joined the faculty in 1975. He became chief of the Hematology-Oncology section in 1981.