We’re proud to announce that Katya Ravid, DSc, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, has been named the inaugural incumbent of the Barbara E. Corkey Professor of Medicine.
Having over 150 publications, Dr. Ravid’s discoveries and contributions in the field of megakaryocyte and platelet biology were recognized by many national and international awards and societies, including American Heart Association, Established Investigator Award, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and many more. In 2014, Dr. Ravid founded the first Transgenic/Knockout Core at Boston University and led research centers and programs since then. As an awarded educator, she also taught graduate courses and mentored nearly 50 pre- and post-docs. A full introduction of her experience and achievements can be found here.
The School of Medicine establishes this award/professorship to honor the legacy of Dr. Barbara E. Corkey, the Zoltan Kohn Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Corkey has been a leader in diabetes and obesity research for more than 50 years with 190 related publications and 40 years of continuous government research support.
To announce and recognize Dr. Katya Ravid’s achievements, the BUSM will hold a virtual installation of Katya Ravid, DSc, PhD as the Barbara E. Corkey, PhD Professor on Thursday, May 20, 4-5 pm. You can sign up for the event here.