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Texas Biomed Names New President/CEO

2/13/2017

Texas Biomed Names New President/CEO     
           
We are pleased to announce that Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D. will join the Texas Biomed team as their new President and CEO, effective May 31, 2017. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Director of the Center for Microbial Interface Biology at Ohio State University.
 
Dr. Schlesinger is a leader that shares our vision for Texas Biomed's growth and global prestige in scientific research and stands out as a man of vision, purpose and confidence to lead Texas Biomed. He is an eminent researcher in his own right and will bring with him a team of experts and funding which will greatly grow our efforts to combat tuberculosis.
 
Dr. Schlesinger has expressed how honored and excited he is for this opportunity and looks forward to working both internally and with our extended Texas Biomed community to build an even greater center of scientific discovery.
 
Below is brief background information on Dr. Schlesinger. To learn more, please visit Texas Biomed’s website at txbiomed.org.
 
Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D.
  • Dr. Schlesinger has more than 30 years of experience, and is an internationally recognized scientist on the origin and development of tuberculosis and other airborne communicable infections of great concern to human health globally.
  • Dr. Schlesinger will continue his research at Texas Biomed, bringing with him a team of experienced researchers. 
  • He has been continually funded for nearly 30 years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, as well as private foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Dr. Schlesinger is a prolific scholar, having authored more than 170 peer-reviewed articles, served as editor of two books and has written several chapters in leading textbooks on tuberculosis and lung biology.
  • He is a current NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council member, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of American Physicians and American Academy of Microbiology, and OSU's 2011 Distinguished Scholar and 2015 College of Medicine Distinguished Professor.
  • Dr. Schlesinger earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Cornell University and his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School. He served his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Mich., and then was a Clinical Fellow in infectious disease and a Research Fellow in bacterial pathogenesis at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences and UCLA -San Fernando Valley Medical Program in Los Angeles, Calif. 
  • Dr. Schlesinger is married to Judy Schlesinger, and they have two children, Michael and Eva.