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Bethesda, MD, United States, 2011/07/05 - Joseph C. LaManna, Ph.D., is the new President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
“Today because of the continuing gains of knowledge from biomedical research, we have the unprecedented opportunity to improve the health and well being of people around the globe. Our challenge is to explain why—in these difficult financial times—the continued investment in research is so critically important to our country and to the world,” President LaManna said.
“FASEB will continue to champion the cause of biomedical research and advocate for sustainable funding levels to carry on groundbreaking research by amplifying the voice of scientists,” said LaManna.
LaManna started his presidency July 1, 2011. He will serve one year as the leader of FASEB, a coalition of 24 scientific societies made up of more than 100,000 scientists and engineers.
The new president is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Neurology and Neuroscience at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he has been on the faculty since 1981.
As a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S.) and Duke University (Ph.D.), LaManna’s research focuses on energy demand, energy metabolism, and blood flow in the brain. Dr. LaManna has authored or co-authored over 200 research papers and review chapters. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism and Brain Research. He was the recipient of the Jeanette M. and Joseph S. Silber Research Fund for the study of Brain Sciences through Case Western Reserve University, and he has served as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Veteran’s Administration.
Other new FASEB officers include Judith Bond Ph.D., President-Elect, and Margaret K. Offerman, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President for Science Policy of the Federation. Dr. Bond is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Offerman received both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Medical College of Virginia. She is a board certified medical oncologist and tumor biologist with over 20 years of experience.
FASEB (fasebj.org) is composed of 24 societies with more than 100,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. FASEB enhances the ability of scientists and engineers to improve—through their research—the health, well-being and productivity of all people. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.