May 29, 1998

VUMC’s Burnett joins ranks of Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars

VUMC's Burnett joins ranks of Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars

Dr. Lonnie S. Burnett, Frances and John C. Burch Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been named one of 15 new members of the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.

The 31 year-old society ‹ the first of its kind in the nation ‹ inducts former postdoctoral fellows and junior or visiting faculty at Johns Hopkins who have gained marked distinction in their fields and for whom at least five years has elapsed since their last Hopkins affiliation.

New scholars are nominated by the various academic divisions which have programs for postdoctoral fellows. They are elected by a committee whose members are equally distributed among the academic divisions.

Burnett, a member of the Vanderbilt faculty since 1976, is well recognized for his contributions in gynecological oncology. He is known at Johns Hopkins as a major force in the School of Medicine¹s alumni organization and for his role in launching the Howard Kelly Society for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. As a gynecologic oncologist, he has published extensively on the use of chemotherapeutic agents for ovarian cancer and is the co-author of the 11th edition of Novak¹s Textbook of Gynecology.

Burnett has received numerous awards, including the H. Graham Wait Jr. Memorial Presidents Award, which recognizes outstanding research and education contributions in the field of gynecology/obstetrics.

There are currently 356 members in the Hopkins Society of Scholars.