lifetime achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded intermittently and honors an individual who:
- over the course of his or her lifetime, has provided exemplary service to the profession, to Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and/or to the NEOMED Alumni Association
- has devoted his or her professional life to promoting the mission and values of NEOMED to improve the health, economy and quality of life in Northeast Ohio as well as working to benefit the alumni and students of the institution
2017 Award Recipient
John Young-Ling Chiang, Ph.D.
Internationally known for his research in the mechanism and regulation of bile acid and cholesterol metabolism in diabetes, obesity and liver diseases, Dr. Chiang has been a National Institutes of Health-funded investigator for more than 30 years and has received the NIH MERIT award. He is a professor of biochemistry and molecular pathology in the Department of Integrative Medical Sciences at NEOMED.
Dr. Chiang has been actively involved in the development of the Molecular Pathology course and laboratory, and has taught medicine and pharmacy classes since 1979. He has served as dissertation or thesis director for 15 students and as postdoctoral mentor for 14 researchers. His recruitment and guidance of junior faculty at NEOMED has made the University a leader in the field of liver disease. In 2013, following more than 35 years of service to medical education and research at NEOMED, Dr. Chiang was named a Distinguished University Professor—the first faculty member at the University to be so honored.
Dr. Chiang’s distinguished scholarship includes extensive publication of original articles and book chapters, service on numerous editorial boards, and involvement in advisory and grant review panels. “For his sustained excellence and for his professional accolades and contributions to research and education, the Alumni Association Board of Directors enthusiastically presents Dr. Chiang with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award,’’ said alumni board member Cindy Zelis, M.D. (’96).