Bloomfield Hills Physician Appointed President of Medical Research Federation
Dr. Abraham Thomas, chair of Endocrinology and division head of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disorders at Henry Ford Hospital was appointed president-elect of the American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR).
Dr. Thomas will serve as president-elect until April 2012 when be becomes president for a one-year term.
Founded in 1940, the organization enables junior faculty to present their research to senior faculty in a national forum and be mentored through the early stages of their careers. The vision of the AFMR is to develop and mentor tomorrow’s leaders in medical research.
AFMR fosters research in the medical sciences, provides leadership in articulating and publicizing the aims and goals of scientific research, disseminates the knowledge medical research generates, and identifies and supports efforts to achieve these objectives.
Dr. Thomas is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism. He obtained his medical degrees from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his post-graduate education at the University of Pittsburgh and the National Institutes of Health. He has authored and edited more than 70 papers, reviews and book chapters.