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Diabetes Group Elects Fonseca

January 13, 2010 2:15 AM
New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu

The election of Dr. Vivian Fonseca to vice president, medicine and science, for the American Diabetes Association leads the latest academic news from Tulane University.

Fonseca, a national expert in diabetes management and treatment, is a professor of medicine and pharmacology, Tullis-Tulane alumni chair in diabetes and chief of the section of endocrinology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Fonseca also is editor-in-chief of Diabetes Care. He is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the American College of Physicians.

Fonseca has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer for more than 15 years and has served as chair of the professional practice committee and as a member of the research policy committee, as well as a previous term on the national board of directors. The association is the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to stop diabetes.

In other academic news from Tulane:

Brian Horowitz, professor and chair of German and Slavic Studies and Jewish Studies, has been granted a renewal of his Humboldt fellowship by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. He will be spending this coming summer at a university in Heidelberg, Germany, where he will be working on a project about Jewish nationalism.

A new visiting professorship at the Tulane Law School has been established by the family of James J. Coleman Sr., a 1937 alumnus of the law school, in his memory. The James J. Coleman Sr. Visiting Professorship in Law will enable the law school to invite a distinguished international legal scholar each year to teach a four-to-six-week course in an advanced international area. The scholars will be known as Coleman Visiting Professors.

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court will teach a course on constitutional interpretation in the Tulane Law School summer program in Cambridge, England. The Cambridge program will be taught at Trinity College from July 5–16 with five courses related to European Union law and the theme of comparisons between European and U.S. law.