FASEB Welcomes New President, William T. Talman, M.D.
BETHESDA, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William T.
Talman, M.D., assumed office as the 95th President of the
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
on July 1, 2010. Talman is a Professor of Neurology and
Neuroscience at the University of Iowa and is a practicing
physician at the University Hospital and at the Iowa City Veterans
Affairs (VA) hospital where he is the Chief of the Neurology
Service. He will serve for one year as the leader of FASEB, a
coalition of 23 member societies comprising more than 100,000
scientists and engineers.
"The opportunities for continued progress have never been
greater, but those opportunities depend on adequate resources,"
Talman stated. "In 2009, supplemental appropriations from the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) restored purchasing
power at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provided a
timely investment in biomedical research across the nation.
However, if we return to pre-ARRA funding levels in fiscal year
2011, we will have to curtail many promising research studies." As
President, Talman will lead FASEB's advocacy efforts to encourage
Congress and the Obama Administration to achieve the goal of
sustainable funding for research.
A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine,
Talman's research focuses on the brain's control of the
cardiovascular system, and his clinical specialty is autonomic
dysfunction, for which he has been recognized by Best Doctors in
America for the past eight years. Dr. Talman is the Past President
of the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience and past
chair of the Public Affairs Committee of the American Physiological
Society. He is also Associate Editor for Cellular and Molecular
Neurobiology and has served as a reviewer for NIH Study Sections,
VA Merit Review Boards, the National Science Foundation, and the
American Heart Association.
Joseph C. LaManna, Ph.D., is FASEB's President-Elect and Fred D.
Finkelman, M.D., the new Treasurer of the Federation. Dr. LaManna
is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Neurology and
Neuroscience at the Case Western Reserve University School of
Medicine and he has been involved as a cerebrovascular researcher
for more than 30 years. Dr. Finkelman received his M.D. from Yale
University and is a Professor of Medicine and Professor of
Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of
FASEB is composed of 23 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.
Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
CONTACT: Lawrence Green of the Federation of American Societies
Experimental Biology, +1-301-634-7335, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.faseb.org/
Posted: July 2010