January 28, 1997
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services
The More POR, The Better|
Alumnus Goldstein Calls for
More Clinical Research
By Rich McManus
There's not much difference between smart, sympatico collaboration among clinicians and bench scientists -- who love nothing more than sharpening their wits on patient histories and data -- and the clever concoctions of lyricists and musicians who craft a hit Broadway musical. Both thrive on the rebound and ricochet of sharp ideas and a hothouse atmosphere that both adds momentum to ideas that fly, and soundly trounces notions that are half-baked.
NIH alumnus and Nobel laureate
Dr. Joseph Goldstein (l) meets with former NIH director Dr.
Donald Fredrickson (r) prior to giving the first annual James A.
Shannon Lecture on January 13.
So stated Nobel laureate
Dr. Joseph Goldstein, a former clinical associate at NHLBI
who gave the first James A. Shannon Lecture on Jan. 13
before a packed house at Masur Auditorium. Goldstein --
now a professor and department
chair at the medical school (University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center) from which he earned his M.D.
-- erected his argument that "there has never been a better
time for M.D.s to do clinical research" upon the formidable
foundation of Shannon's career; the former NIH director
(1955-1968) is credited with shaping much of the modern NIH
and was himself an ardent clinician as well as bench