Albany -- The New York
State Senate yesterday confirmed Governor David A. Paterson’s nominee, Marshall
A. Lichtman, as the newest member of the State University of New York Board of
Trustee Lichtman, Professor
of Medicine (Hematology) and of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University
of Rochester Medical Center, is appointed to a term that will expire June 30,
2011. He replaces former Trustee Randy Daniels.
Board Chairman Carl T. Hayden
said, “SUNY is very fortunate to have Dr. Lichtman, a University at Buffalo alum, as the newest member of the Board of Trustees. His wisdom and expertise in
the field of medicine and health is certain to serve the Board well. I thank
Governor Paterson and the state Senate
for Dr. Lichtman’s appointment and confirmation.”
“Dr. Lichtman is an excellent
addition to the SUNY Board of Trustees, and I thank Governor Paterson and
the State Senate for his appointment,” said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.
“One of our strategic promises is to build a healthier New York, and
Dr. Lichtman’s years of experience as a physician, a teacher and a
researcher will be a great benefit to us as we work to reach that goal."
About Dr. Marshall
Dr. Lichtman received
the Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, where he majored in
Zoology (Biology), and the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University at
Buffalo School of Medicine.
He completed residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
After two years in the U.S. Public Health Service, he returned to the University of Rochester to join the faculty. Thereafter, he was named a Scholar of the
Leukemia Society of America and, simultaneously, awarded research support from
the National Cancer Institute to pursue his research interests in the cellular
biochemical abnormalities in leukemia. He was Senior Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs and Research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine for 10
years, in addition to his continued role as a teacher, scientist, and
Dr. Lichtman served as the sixth Dean of the University of Rochester School of
Medicine and Dentistry for six years from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1995.
During that time he supervised the School's 33 academic departments, divisions,
and centers, fifteen hundred medical, graduate, and post-doctoral students,
nine hundred faculty, and diverse educational, research, and patient care
programs. From 1996 to 2007 he was the Executive Vice President for Research
and Medical Programs of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, while retaining
his appointment as Professor at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Lichtman has served on the editorial board of seven scientific journals and
is currently the editor-in-chief of Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases. He
has been the editor of four monographs and four textbooks of hematology, one of
which is in its eighth edition, and has authored over 300 scientific articles,
reviews, and book chapters on the physiology, biochemistry, and clinical
disorders of blood cells. His research has been sponsored by the National
Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia Society of
America, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Army Biomedical Research Program,
and several foundations.
Dr. Lichtman has been elected to the American Society for Clinical
Investigation and the American Association of Physicians, and is a member of
several scientific societies including the American Physiological Society and
the American Society of Cell Biology. He is a Master of The American
College of Physicians and has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the University
at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Certificate of
Merit of the Rochester Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Lichtman has been a visiting professor at over forty Medical Centers in the
United States and Canada and has served on several national advisory groups,
including the Hematology Study Section of the National Institutes of
Health. He was Chair of the peer review group of the Division of
Biological and Medical Research of the U.S. Navy, and Chair of the Scientific
Council of the American Red Cross, Holland Research Laboratories. He has
been president of the American Society of Hematology and has been Chair of the
Society's Advisory Board. Dr. Lichtman has served on the Council for
Graduate Medical Education of the State of New York and on the Board of
Governors of the American Red Cross.
Dr. Lichtman has three daughters, each with their own families, and resides
with his wife, Alice Jo, in Pittsford, NY.
About the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the
governing body of SUNY. The Board consists of 17 members, 15 of whom are
appointed by the Governor, by and with consent of the New York State Senate.
The president of the Student Assembly serves as student trustee and the
president of the University Faculty Senate serves as an ex-officio and
SUNY Trustees serve on a
voluntary basis without compensation for terms of seven years.
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