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Dr. Fumihiko Urano Awarded Samuel E. Schecter Professorship in Medicine

Raquel Gebel and Dr. Fumihiko Urano

Raquel Gebel and Dr. Fumihiko Urano at the Installation Ceremony

On Monday, April 1, 2013, Dr. Fumihiko Urano of the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and renowned Wolfram syndrome researcher, was awarded the Samuel E. Schecter Professorship in Medicine.  The event was held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center.

Dr. Urano is joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research, and Director of the Wolfram Syndrome International Registry.  Dr. Urano also holds a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology and Immunology.

Stephanie Snow Gebel, Raquel Gebel, and Dr. Fumihiko Urano

Stephanie Snow Gebel, Raquel Gebel, and Dr. Fumihiko Urano at Installation Ceremony.

A 1941 alumnus and professor emeritus of clinical medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Samuel E. Schecter, M.D., established the Professorship of Medicine in 2002.

Dr. Schecter served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and completed his residency in internal medicine at The Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Dr. Schecter retired from private practice in 1991.  In 2002 he received the School of Medicine’s 2nd Century Award, and later passed away in 2004.  His Professorship in Medicine is one of the highest honors one can achieve at WUSM.