December 12, 2008 — Dr. Robert M. Carey, David A. Harrison III Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Dean Emeritus and University Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, was recently elected president of the Endocrine Society.
"I look forward to building upon the society's great reputation as the vital source for the accumulation, organization and dissemination of valid scientific information on endocrinology," Carey said.
"The society's tripartite membership is rare among medical and research societies and each discipline has its own needs. However, the coalescence of basic researchers, clinical researchers and clinicians provides exciting opportunities that make the society a powerful player in advocacy for the field."
One of his major initiatives, he said, will be the development of a systematic program for the preparation, authentication and publication of authoritative scientific statements covering major issues in endocrinology.
"The Endocrine Society has been my intellectual home, contributing greatly to my knowledge and integration in basic and clinical science and clinical practice, and it is an honor to be elected president," Carey said.
His involvement with the society has included many committee roles, including service on the finance and development committees. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and on the Hormone Foundation Initiation Committee and the Hormone Foundation Board of Directors.
Carey is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Endocrine Society's 2005 Distinguished Physician Award. He also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association this fall.