Title: Menten Professor Emeritus of Experimental Pathology
Company: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Thomas Gill, Menten Professor Emeritus of Experimental Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of education.
An honest and hardworking man, Dr. Gill has contributed immensely to the field of science, specializing in pathology, immunology and genetics. He has involved himself in an extraordinary amount of pursuits, including various jobs, membership with eclectic organizations and contributing his knowledge to numerous publications and research studies. In preparation for his career as an educator, Dr. Gill attended the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry in 1953, later earning a Master of Arts in chemistry and a Doctor of Medicine in 1957. Since 1999, he has been both a Maud L. Menten professor emeritus of experimental pathology and a professor emeritus of human genetics with the University of Pittsburgh, following decades of time spent with the institution. Dr. Gill considers knowing one’s purpose, working hard, possessing optimism and achieving emotional security to be critical in a successful career and a happy life. A current goal of his involves trying to develop stem cell cultures that can be used to glue bone together or glue muscle to bone without having to take any parts from other areas of the body.
Dr. Gill has returned to his alma mater, spending years in various positions. He has been an associate professor of pathology, an associate in stem cell and regenerative biology, an instructor and lecturer of orthopedic surgery, a clinical mentor of the doctoral dissertation committee for the department of human evolutionary biology, an affiliate of the Eliot House and a resident in the Biophysical Laboratory of the Harvard Medical School. He has offered his talents to studying the genetic systems in the rat as an experimental animal in genetic studies. Dr. Gill has dedicated his time to the International Workshops on Genetic Systems in the Rat, the Rat Genome Project of the National Human Genome Research Institute, the International Council on Animal Science and the National Center for Human Genome Research Institute, among others. He has held various positions with organizations including, but not limited to, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the National Center for Research Resources and the American Society for Reproductive Immunology. Dr. Gill has shared his knowledge as in invaluable contributor to the field of science, lecturing at various universities and workshops, both domestic and abroad.
Recognized for his contributions to the field of science and education, he has been the inspiration for two eponymous honors. Both the Gill-Simonian Prize for Excellence in Research and Mentorship from the department of pathology of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as the Thomas J. Gill III Professorship of Clinical Pathology Award from the University of Pittsburgh have been named for Dr. Gill. He himself has been lauded with awards such as the Partners in Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation from the Massachusetts General Hospital, the MERIT Award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Award of Merit from the University of Rijeka and a Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service from the Department of the Army, among many others. Offering his extraordinary wisdom to others, Dr. Gill has written for Periodicum Biologorum and has authored numerous works for the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, also serving as an editor for the publication as well as others. He has co-authored works for the Journal of Anatomy, Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica, Hereditas, Immunogenetics and Biological Reproduction.
Not one to limit his pursuits, Dr. Gill has been affiliated with over 100 committees, groups and organizations. This astonishing feat could only be achieved by someone with a deep dedication to his work, and those who know Dr. Gill are aware of his love for the field of science. Groups with which he has been involved with include, but are certainly not limited to, the American Board of Pathology, the American Cancer Society, the Society for the Immunology of Reproduction, the Harvard Faculty Club, the European Society for Reproductive Immunology and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. He holds membership with dozens of other organizations, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Medical Association and the Plymouth County Medical Society, among others. Dr. Gill considers himself fortunate, having worked with excellent role models dedicated to the field of science and being one of the first people to share the discovery that non-biological substances can elicit an immune response in animals and therefore, people. He attributes his success to his wife, Faith Etoll Gill, their children and his parents, Marguerite Gill and Thomas Gill, grateful for a supportive family. Recognized for his prolific success, Dr. Gill has been presented with the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award, the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
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