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Peter Ward

The Power List 2015


Peter Ward

A pathologist for over 50 years, Peter’s focus of study is the acute inflammatory response – how it’s initiated, how it progresses, and its outcomes. This interest began in his early years as a pathologist, when he discovered during a postdoctoral fellowship that a fragment of complement component 5 is chemotactic for neutrophils, and has continued to this day as he attempts to identify tissue-damaging inflammatory products. According to a nominator, “his work in the field of sepsis and innate immunity has transformed scientists’ understanding of the disorder and the working of the immune system.” Peter spent two years serving as chief of the Immunology Branch of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology before chairing the Department of Pathology at the University of Connecticut Health Center for nine years and at the University of Michigan for 25. He is now Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.


Part of the Power List 2015

2015

Who are the most influential laboratory medicine professionals?
That’s the question we posed to ourselves – and then to you – over two months ago, ahead of open nominations and a painstaking judging process. Here, without further ado, we celebrate the answer.

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