Origins of Cell Biology — Dr. Peter Satir is author of “Cilia and the Cytoskeleton,” a chapter within the section, “Early Explorations into the Fine Structure of Cells,” which appears in Entering an Unseen World: A Founding Laboratory and Origins of Modern Cell Biology 1910-1974 (The Rockefeller University Press). The book, edited by Carol L. Moberg, contains first person chapters by Dr. Satir and 21 other scientists describing how their research led to the discovery of the scientific field of cell biology. Dr. Satir, distinguished university professor of anatomy & structural biology, is well known for his fundamental contributions as a pioneer in the field of cilia biology.
Fitting Memorial — The family of Dr. Richard Hays, professor emeritus of medicine who died Thanksgiving morning in Greenwich, Connecticut, has established a fund in his honor at the New York Community Trust, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to distribute the income from charitable funds to improve the quality of life in New York City. The fund honoring Dr. Hays’ memory will support students in the sciences. Dr. Hays was a member of the Einstein faculty for more than 40 years and served as director of the division of nephrology from 1979 to 1988. A much-beloved mentor, he received Einstein’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003. He was 85 at the time of his death.
Excellence Recognized — Drs. Liise-anne Pirofski and Kami Kim will be inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP) at the joint meeting of American Society of Clinical Investigation and AAP, in April 2013. Dr. Pirofski is professor of medicine (infectious diseases) and of microbiology & immunology, chief of the division of infectious diseases, and the Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Chair in Biomedical Research. Dr. Kim is professor of medicine (infectious diseases), of microbiology & immunology, and of pathology.