DUXBURY, MA, May 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dr. Thomas James Gill, III with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gill 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. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 55 years of medical experience, Dr. Gill has been recognized as the Maud L. Menten professor emeritus of experimental pathology and professor emeritus of human genetics of the University of Pittsburgh since 1999, having been the Maud L. Menten professor of experimental pathology from 1988 to 1998, professor of human genetics from 1984 to 1998, chair of the Department of Pathology from 1971 to 1990, director of the Division of Experimental Pathology from 1971 to 1990, and professor of pathology from 1971 to 1988. Previously, Dr. Gill served the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital as a senior associate in pathology from 1970 to 1971, associate in pathology from 1962 to 1970, and as an assistant in pathology from 1957 to 1962.
Dr. Gill worked at the Harvard Medical School as an associate professor of pathology from 1970 to 1971, assistant professor of pathology from 1965 to 1970, and as an associate in pathology from 1962 to 1965. He began his career as an intern in medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital from 1958 to 1959 and as a student at the Biophysical Laboratory in the Harvard Medical School from 1953 to 1957. Dr. Gill has also contributed as an applicant reviewer for the University of Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2012, as an applicant interviewer with the Admissions Committee for Harvard University from 2003 to 2015, and as a lector for the Holy Family Church in Duxbury, MA from 1999 to 2017.
Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Gill pursued an education at Boston Latin School, graduating in 1949. He followed this accomplishment with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, summa cum laude, in 1953 at Harvard College in Harvard University, continuing his academic efforts at Harvard University with a Master of Arts in chemistry in 1957 and graduating from Harvard Medical School with a Doctor of Medicine in 1957.
Dr. Gill was certified by National Board of Medical Examiners in 1959, and he was licensed to practice medicine in the State of Massachusetts from 1959 to 2018 and the State of Pennsylvania from 1971 to 1998. He received a special qualification in pathology and immunopathology in 1983 and anatomic certification from the American Board of Pathology in 1965. Trustee of the American Board of Pathology (1981-1992), president (1992) and life trustee. Dr. Gill has also completed service within the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board for the U.S. Army, including as assistant to the president from 1966 to 1968, associate member for the Commission on Immunization from 1966 to 1970, and on the Commission on Immunization from 1970 to 1972.
Dr. Gill found much success with written works as well, having contributed more than 196 reviews and 279 articles to esteemed journals. The chair of the editorial board in Biological Handbooks from 1975 to 1979, he was on the editorial board for many publications, including the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology from 1986 to 2005, Critical Reviews in Immunology from 1984 to 2004, Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology from 1987 to 1998, Cellular Immunology from 1994 to 1996, and the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from 1982 to 1991. Likewise, he was the associate editor for the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology from 1987 to 2005, editor of "Molecular and Cellular Immunobiology of the Maternal Fetal Interface" in 1991, editor of "Immunoregulation and Fetal Survival" in 1987, editor of "The Immunology of Reproduction" in 1983, and the American editor of "Journal of Immunogenetics" from 1983 to 1984. Dr. Gill has also been guest editor of the Proceedings of the International Workshops on Alloantigenic Systems in the Rat more than 10 times.
Beyond these credits, Dr. Gill has contributed to numerous endeavors outside of his responsibilities within the field. He has had a prolific association with the NIH, working with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the National Center for Research Resources in many capacities. Dr. Gill has also contributed in many extracurricular roles to the University of Pittsburgh, the UPMC, the National Research Council, Harvard University, the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science, and Massachusetts General Hospital.
The director of research for Boston Sports Medicine & Research Institute since 2014, Dr. Gill has served as a lecturer and visiting professor to such educational institutions as the University of Rijeka, the University of Milan, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Texas A&M University, the University of Rochester, and the National Yang-Ming University and Taipei Veterans General Hospital. He has also participated with such civic organizations as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Pittsburgh Transplant Foundation, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dr. Gill also held the position of consultant for A.D. Little, Inc., from 1966 to 1971, the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army from 1970 to 1976, the Ministry of Health and Imperial Medical Center in Tehran, Iran in 1979, the Amicon Corporation from 1970 to 1980, and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 1971 to 1990.
In addition to his primary activities, Dr. Gill remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. Serving commissions for the Massachusetts Association of Conservation since 2002, he has contributed to the Town of Duxbury, MA, on the Beach Committee and the Conservation Committee since 2002, the latter of which he has served as vice chair since 2004. Dr. Gill has also maintained involvement on the Reunion Committee for the Harvard College Class of 1953 since 1998, including as the chair of the Symposium Committee for the 50th Reunion, co-chair for the 55th Reunion, and as a member for the 60th and 65th Reunions.
A member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 1965 to 1998, the Association of University Pathologists from 1971 to 1998, the Genetics Society of America from 1977 to 1998, the American Society of Human Genetics from 1984 to 1998, and the Society for the Study of Reproduction from 1993 to 1998, Dr. Gill has been recognized as an emeritus member for each of these organizations since 1998. Associated with the Harvard Club of Boston from 1965 to 1970 and since 1983, he has been involved with the Harvard Varsity Club since 1953, the Harvard Faculty Club from 1994 to 2017, the Harvard Club of New York City from 1990 to 1996, the Harvard Club of Western Pennsylvania from 1971 to 1990, and Schools Committee, Harvard Club of Western Pennsylvania from 1982 to 1990. Appointed to the Boston Latin School Varsity Club since 1987, he has maintained membership with the Boston Latin School Association, including in the Fidelis Society since 1980, as class agent for the Class of 1949 since 1998, and chair of the Reunion Committee from 1998 to 1999 and 2003 to 2004.
Involved with the American Society for Reproductive Immunology since 1986, Dr. Gill served this organization as vice president from 1988 to 1989 and again from 1993 to 1994, president-elect from 1994 to 1995 and president from 1995 to 1996. Affiliated with the International Society for the Immunology of Reproduction since 1980, he was their secretary-general from 1983 to 1989, president-elect from 1989 to 1992, president from 1992 to 1995, and on their organizing committee in 2001 and 2007. He has been a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1963, the Plymouth County Medical Society since 1994, Massachusetts Medical Society since 1994, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine since 2009 and the American Medical Association from 1971 to 1992 and since 1997. In the academic space, Dr. Gill was recognized on the Faculty Club at the University of Pittsburgh from 1971 to 1985, among the Minute Men with the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh from 1973 to 1998, as a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society in 1959, and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1953.
Furthermore, Dr. Gill has participated in many roles for such esteemed groups as the Transplantation Society, the American Association of Immunologists, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, the Association of Pathology Chairmen, and the American Board of Pathology. In 1971 and 1992, he was involved with such regional organizations as the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Allegheny County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Association of Clinical Pathologists, the Pittsburgh Pathology Society, the Pittsburgh Academy of Medicine, and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. Likewise, Dr. Gill was elected a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2013, the European Society for Reproductive Immunology from 2007 to 2009, the American Society for Cell Biology from 1969 to 1990, the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland from 1973 to 1990, and the American Chemical Society from 1961 to 1980.
The co-chair of the Professional Advisory Committee for the Easter Seal Society of Allegheny County from 1972 to 1977, Dr. Gill was chair of the Advisory Committee for Human Health and Disease with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology from 1975 to 1976, the Advisory Committee for Inbred and Genetically Defined Strains of Animals with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology from 1976 to 1978, the External Scientific Advisory Board for the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in 1994, the Committee on Dermatopathology with the American Board of Dermatology in 1985, and the Joint Committee on Dermatopathology for the American Board of Pathology and American Board of Dermatology in 1985. He also worked on the Organizing Committee of the Annual Meeting for the American Society of Microbiologists in 1977, the Basic Science Research Symposium Committee for the American Society of Clinical Pathologists from 1977 to 1979, the Committee on Immunogenetics for the American Academy of Allergy from 1978 to 1982, the Committee on Dermatopathology for the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology from 1981 to 1993, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Immunology and Immunotherapy for the American Cancer Society from 1986 to 1988, and the Executive Committee on the Samuel and Emma Winters Foundation from 1971 to 1998.
An honorary member of the Croatian Immunological Society, International Union of Immunological Societies, and the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences since 1997, Dr. Gill additionally contributed to the Fox Chapel Racquet Club from 1972 to 1998, the International Academy of Pathology from 1965 to 1998, the American Board of Pathology Research Foundation from 1989 to 1992, and the Easter Seal Society of Allegheny County from 1972 to 1977. He has also worked as a lecturer, organizer, and chair for numerous conferences, meetings, and symposiums. An honorary member of the International Rat Genetic Nomenclature Committee with the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science since 1999, Dr. Gill has been the President d'Honneur with the International Society for Immunology for Reproduction since 1995 and the Alps Adria Society for Immunology of Reproduction since 1994.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Gill has accrued several accolades and honors throughout his career. He was honored by having the Thomas J. Gill III Professorship of Clinical Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh named in his honor since 1999, and the Gill-Simonian Prize for Excellence in Research and Mentorship was named in his honor in the Department of Pathology of Brigham and Women's Hospital since 2007, the Partners in Excellence Award for Leadership and Innovation from Massachusetts General Hospital in 2010, the MERIT Award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the NIH from 1992 to 2002, and the Spiridion Brusina Memorial Lecture and Medal, Croatian Society of Natural Science in 1997. He was also recognized as a Visiting Scholar in Biology at Harvard University from 1998 to 2000, a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists from 1973 to 1992, a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy from 1974 to 1985, the Smith, Kline, and French Distinguished Lecturer of the College of Medicine at Drexel University in 1984, and the Honorand of the University Honors Convocation at the University of Pittsburgh in 1987, 1996, 1997, and 1999. Dr. Gill was additionally presented with a Distinguished Investigator Award from the American Society for Reproductive Immunology in 1991, the Award of Merit from the University of Rijeka in 1990, the Medal of the University of Rijeka in 1990, a Medallion from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990, and a Distinguished Scientist Award in Genetics from the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in 1986.
Likewise, Dr. Gill earned a Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service from the Department of the Army in 1973, a Research Career Development Award from the NIH from 1965 to 1971, Lederle Medical Faculty Award from 1962 to 1965, and the Datur Prize from Harvard College at Harvard University in 1953. He was also honored as a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University from 1959 to 1962, Research Fellow in Pathology with Harvard Medical School at Harvard University from 1960 to 1962, a Parlin and Dana Scholar with Harvard Medical School at Harvard University from 1953 to 1957, a Lawrence and Parlin Scholar with Harvard College at Harvard University from 1949 to 1953, and as a Campbell Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society at Boston Latin School in 1949. Dr. Gill has been selected for inclusion 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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