Title: Professor Emeritus, Administrator, Genetics Educator
Company: Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Location: Towson, Maryland, United States
Herbert A. Lubs, MD, Professor Emeritus, Administrator, and Genetics Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in genetics and higher education.
With nearly 50 years of professional experience, Dr. Lubs is a professor emeritus of the School at Medicine at the University of Miami, having retired in 2004. He previously held the positions of professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Miami and was the director of the genetics division of the Mailman Center for Child Development from 1979 to 2004. In addition, he served as a professor of genetics at the University of Tromsø in Norway from 1992 to 1999. Dr. Lubs commenced his career in 1955 as a clinical associate in the endocrinology branch of the National Cancer Institute with the U.S. Public Health Service.
Renowned for his work on X-linked intellectual disability, Dr. Lubs is credited for his contributions to the scientific basis of prenatal diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome, the most commonly inherited form of intellectual disability. Interested in medicine from an early age, particularly genetics, he received an extensive education beginning with a Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Lee University in 1950. He went on to receive a Doctor of Medicine from Yale University in 1954 and completed an internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1954 and 1955. He subsequently completed a residency in medicine at the same hospital, soon becoming chief resident in 1959 and 1960. He has since become a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Genetics.
Currently, Dr. Lubs serves on the human subjects executive review committee at the School of Medicine at the University of Miami and has been participating in a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development collaborative study on chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis. He is also on site visit committees and ad hoc review committees with the National Institutes of Health, positions he has held since 1979. Dr. Lubs was the cofounder of a research endowment entitled the Science Society and the Arts Conference, a multi-disciplinary conference for undergraduate students at Washington and Lee University to present original works to faculty and peers.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Dr. Lubs acts as an editor of several journals, including Computers in Biology and Medicine, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, BioEssays, and the Birth Defects Encyclopedia. He has served on the board of directors for the genetic services committee with the American Society of Human Genetics since 1985, and he is a longstanding member of the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Society for the Study of Social Biology, the Southern Society for Pediatric Research, Alpha Omega Alpha, and Phi Beta Kappa.
In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Lubs has been honored with the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. International Award for Research in Mental Retardation in 1986, the Career Development Award by the U.S. Public Health Service from 1963 to 1973, and a VA Clinical Investigatorship from 1960 to 1963. In addition, he has been deemed a Worldwide Humanitarian, Lifetime Achiever, and Industry Leader by Worldwide Branding and Marquis Who’s Who. Dr. Lubs has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
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