Berton Joe Leach, PhD Recognized as a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who for Dedication to Medicine

Dr. Leach taught neuroscience for many years with George Washington University and made great strides as a researcher in the field
    PINTO, MD, October 04, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Berton Joe Leach, PhD a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Leach celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.

Now retired, Dr. Leach spent 50 years in the discipline of neuroscience as a researcher, professor, and administrator. He dedicated many years of service to the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Georgetown University, while serving as a research scientist with a number of private institutions. Dr. Leach is an expert in vertebrate biology and human neuroanatomy, and was the first scientist to ovulate polyovular follicles using exogenous hormones.

Born in Tuscola, Illinois, to William Howard Leach and Frances Margaret De Haven, Dr. Leach served with the U.S. Army and was decorated with an American Spirit of Honor Medal. He attended Washington University, and earned a PhD from the University of Missouri. Dr. Leach first entered academia as an associate professor of George Washington University in the '60s, and went on to serve in administration for the National Science Foundation. He taught for some years with the Central Methodist College in Missouri, before joining the National Institutes of Health and working in the private sector.

From 1976 to 1989, Dr. Leach worked with Omni Research in the Capital Systems Group as a neuroscientist. Since the '80s, he has concurrently continued offered administrative services and team leadership to the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Venice Hospital, while teaching as an adjunct with George Washington University. In 2013, Dr. Leach retired from administration.
Over a prolific career in neuroscience, Dr. Leach has been invited to such prestigious institutions as the Brain Behavior Laboratory with the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, and Harvard University. His work has been published in such journals as Aleghany Magazine, as well as a number of textbooks. Dr. Leach has maintained memberships with the Wildlife Society, the American Society of Mammalogists, Beta Beta Beta, Kappa Sigma, and Sigma Xi, which offered him an honorary inclusion.

Dr. Leach has served his community as well, as a volunteer swimming instructor at the Rockville Swim Center, program chairman with Rotary International, and as president of the Methodist Men's Club in Missouri. Dr. Leach currently serves the U.S. Army Museum in Belvoir, Virginia, as part of the trust foundation and the reunion committee.

For his services to the study of human neurology, Dr. Leach was named the 1970 to 1974 F. H. Dearing Endowed Professor of the Central Methodist College, a 1962 to 1963 USPH Research Fellow of the National Institutes of Health, and recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation. He was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World, as well as two volumes of Who's Who in American Education and the 2005 to 2006 volume of Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

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