John Y. L. Chiang, Ph.D., FAASLD, was officially awarded the title of professor emeritus at the Dec. 1 meeting of the NEOMED Board of Trustees. The honor is reserved for retired members of the faculty who have given dedicated and distinguished service to the University.
Dr. Chiang contributed more than 44 years of service to medical education and research at NEOMED before retiring in August 2022. Among his many accolades, he was the first recipient of the prestigious title, Distinguished University Professor.
Throughout his career at NEOMED, he was actively involved in teaching students and served with distinction in a variety of roles, including assistant professor, associate professor and professor of biochemistry and molecular pathology within the Department of Integrative Medical Sciences.
Dr. Chiang has published more 180 manuscripts and holds eight U.S. patents.
He has received external funding for research, including R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health. NIH awarded him a National Research Service Award, as well as the prestigious MERIT award for his work in the field of nuclear receptor biology and bile acid synthesis and as one of the “researchers who have demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity in research.”
In awarding the status of professor emeritus, the Board noted Dr. Chiang “has also served as an exemplary role model, mentor and advisor to students, faculty and staff at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.”