McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Bernhard Kühn, MD, has been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), which was founded in 1908 and is “dedicated to the advancement of research that extends our understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases.”
Dr. Kühn is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, a scholar at the Richard King Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research, and director of research, Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Kühn’s work is focused on the cells of the heart muscle and discovering ways to make them replicate to enable the heart to heal itself in cases of heart failure or congenital defects.
Election to ASCI reflects early career accomplishment as new members must be 50 or younger. ASCI represents physician-scientists who are “at the bedside, at the research bench, and at the blackboard.” Up to 80 new members are elected annually from hundreds of nominations.
Congratulations, Dr. Kühn!