University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean Appointed to National Post

August 06, 1996

Lowell A. Goldsmith, M.D., dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and James H. Sterner Professor of Dermatology, was recently appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, to serve on the advisory council of the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases for a term of four years. The council is involved with policy-setting and improvement of the intramural and extramural directions of the institute.

Dr. Goldsmith, whose research interests focus on the genetics and biochemistry of skin disease and on developing new drugs for the treatment of psoriasis and other skin disorders, has been a member of the Rochester faculty since 1981. He is the founding chairman of the Department of Dermatology, which received departmental status in 1987. He is a past president of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and a past president of the Association of Professors of Dermatology. Dr. Goldsmith is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and serves as a director of the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Goldsmith received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Columbia University and his medical degree from SUNY Medical School - Downstate (Brooklyn). He served an internship and residency at UCLA Medical Center and fellowships at the National Institutes of Health, Harvard Medical School, and Brandeis University. He has also served on the faculty at Harvard and Duke Universities.

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