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Val C. Sheffield, MD, PhD
Investigator / 1998–Present

Scientific Discipline

Genetics, Molecular Biology

Host Institution

University of Iowa

Current Position

Dr. Sheffield is also a professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Current Research

The Molecular Genetics of a Human Obesity Syndrome

Val Sheffield is interested in identifying genes, protein complexes, and disease mechanisms involved in Mendelian and complex human genetic disorders, including hereditary blindness, obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular and neurological disorders.

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BBS protein complexes and their role in cilia...

Biography

Dr. Sheffield is also Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University…

Dr. Sheffield is also Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago and completed a pediatric residency, a medical genetics fellowship, and postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sheffield is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Education

  • BS, zoology, Brigham Young University
  • MS, developmental biology, Brigham Young University
  • PhD, developmental biology, The University of Chicago
  • MD, The University of Chicago
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Awards

  • E. Mead-Johnson Award for Pediatric Research, Society for Pediatric Research
  • Melvin Grumbach Award for Pediatric Research, University of California, San Francisco
  • Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize, The New York Academy of Medicine
  • Honored Alumni Award, Brigham Young University (College of Life Sciences)
  • Martin and Ruth Carver Chair in Genetics, University of Iowa
  • Carver Clinician Scientist Award, University of Iowa
  • Young Alumnus Achievement Award, Brigham Young University
  • F. Howell Wright Award, University of Chicago
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Memberships

  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
  • American Association of Physicians
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American Clinical and Climatological Association
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