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June 22, 1964

Four Advisers Named to AMA Biomedical Research Institute

JAMA. 1964;188(12):39. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060380083055

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Four members have been appointed to the Committee of Scientific Advisers of the American Medical Association's Biomedical Research Institute. The appointments, each for a one-year renewable term, were made by the Board of Directors of the AMA Education and Research Foundation.

The Institute, a project of the AMA's Division of Scientific Activities, will begin functioning early in 1965 when laboratories, now under construction at the AMA's headquarters in Chicago, are completed. The Institute, under director Roy E. Ritts, Jr., MD, is committed to basic research and study into the process of life.

The Committee of Advisers will help formulate policy, suggest areas of research, and submit candidates for membership in the Institute.

The four appointees are:

William Hugh Feldman, Washington, DC, chief of laboratory research in pulmonary diseases for the Veterans Administration, and Mayo Foundation professor-emeritus in experimental medicine. Feldman's work with tuberculosis is well known. He is chairman of

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