Larry Jay Shapiro

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Pediatrician; Geneticist; Educator
Biological Sciences
Medical Sciences

Larry J. Shapiro is the Emeritus Dean and Executive Vice Chancellor for medical affairs at the Washington University School of Medicine, where he was also the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished University Professor. Throughout the span of his career, Dr. Shapiro has been internationally recognized for his significant research in human genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. He was a Professor of Pediatrics and Biological Chemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at UCLA and was the W.H. and Marie Wattis Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at UCSF where he helped to establish the UCSF Children’s Hospital. More recently he was the Chief Executive Officer of University Health Partners of Hawaii. He served as the vice chair of the Council of the National Academy of Medicine and has been a member of the National Research Council Governing Board. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently serves on its Board of Directors. Dr. Shapiro is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served on the Board of Directors of Research!America. Among his many leadership roles, Dr. Shapiro has served on the NIH Scientific Management Review Board, and he has been the President or Chairman of the Association of Academic Health Centers, the American Society of Human Genetics, the American Board of Medical Genetics, the American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, and the Advisory Panel on Research for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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