Joseph V. Bonventre, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), has been named as a new co-director of HST.
Professor Bonventre will replace Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, who has been HST director since 1992. He will continue to work closely with Dr. Rosenblatt, who will remain master for the HST Society at Harvard Medical School. Professor Bonventre shares responsibility for directing HST with MIT Director Martha L. Gray, the J. W. Kieckhefer Associate Professor of Medical and Electrical Engineering.
Professor Bonventre has been a member of the HST faculty since 1986 and has served as associate master and associate director of HST since 1992. He was among the first students to enroll in HST, completing his MD in 1976. In 1979, he was awarded the PhD from Harvard University. Dr. Bonventre joined the Massachusetts General Hospital renal unit first as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a staff member.
In announcing this appointment, Joseph B. Martin, dean of the Harvard Faculty of Medicine, said, "The HST Program provides Harvard Medical School and MIT with an opportunity to work together on the resolution of important problems in medicine and supporting sciencesï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ I look forward to working with Joe and the other members of the faculty in the important mission of educating future leaders in academic medicine and the biomedical sciences."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 11, 1998.