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Keeping the Nation Healthy

Written by Cara J. Hayden

Adams-Campbell

Adams-Campbell

Perlmutter

Perlmutter

Pitt alumnus Lucile L. Adams-Campbell and Pitt professor David H. Perlmutter were each elected to the Institute of Medicine, an elite membership organization and national advisory body on matters of health and science policy. Adams-Campbell (GSPH ’83) is a Georgetown University professor of oncology and the associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Georgetown University’s medical center. Her work focuses on the prevention of cancer in populations at risk for the disease and includes examinations of diet and exercise as tools in the battle against cancer and other serious diseases. Perlmutter is the Vira I. Heinz Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics in Pitt’s School of Medicine. He has dedicated more than 20 years of research to studying alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, the most common genetic liver disease of childhood. He’s also the scientific director and physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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