Dr. Kenneth I. Shine, president of the Institute of Medicine, is this year's graduation speaker for the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) on Monday, June 5.
Dr. Shine, a cardiologist and physiologist, is a member of HST's Visiting Committee. He received the AB from Harvard College in 1957 and the MD from Harvard Medical School in 1961. Most of his advanced training was at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he became chief resident in medicine in 1968.
Following his postgraduate training at MGH, he was an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. He moved in 1971 to the UCLA School of Medicine and became director of the Coronary Care Unit, chief of the Cardiology Division and chair of the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Shine, professor of medicine emeritus at the UCLA School of Medicine, is the school's immediate past dean and provost for medical sciences. As dean, he stimulated major initiatives in ambulatory education, community service for medical students and faculty, mathematics and science education in the public schools, and the construction of new research facilities funded entirely by the private sector. Currently he is a clinical professor of medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Shine's research interests include metabolic events in the heart muscle, the relation of behavior to heart disease, and emergency medicine. He participated in efforts to prove the value of cardiopulmonary resuscitation following a heart attack and in establishing the 911 emergency telephone number in the metropolitan Los Angeles area. He has written numerous articles and scientific papers in heart physiology and clinical research.ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 3, 2000.