Two medical faculty elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Zachary Freyberg and Jason L. Sperry of Pitt’s School of Medicine are among 95 newly elected members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

ASCI, founded in 1908, is one of the oldest and most esteemed nonprofit honor societies of physician-scientists. Membership is by election only and serves as a recognition of a researcher’s significant contributions, at a relatively young age, to the understanding of human disease.

The Society seeks to support the scientific efforts, educational needs and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists across the breadth of academic medicine to improve the health of all people. Members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists of diverse backgrounds and biomedical disciplines.

Freyberg, assistant professor of psychiatry and cell biology, focuses on improving our understanding of the mechanisms associated with disorders such as addiction, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

Sperry, professor of surgery and critical care medicine, focuses on pre-hospital trauma care and sex-based outcome differences following injury or surgery.

They were formally inducted in April.