Academic Senate Names Miller Distinguished Clinical Research Lecturer

Walter Miller

The Academic Senate has named Walter L. Miller, MD, as the recipient of the Ninth Annual Distinguished Clinical Research Lectureship for his preeminence in the study of the molecular biology of human steroid hormone biosynthesis and its disorders. 

The campus community is invited to the Ninth Annual Distinguished Clinical Research Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 3:30pm in Cole Hall on the UCSF Parnassus campus. The lecture will be broadcast to other UCSF sites as availability permits. Refreshments will be provided.

Miller has made outstanding academic contributions in the area of translational research in endocrinology and the study of steroidogenesis. His current broad research projects include the structure and function of the steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein, the post-translational regulation of androgen synthesis, and the nature of human P450 oxidoreductase deficiency, which Miller’s group discovered in 2004.

A fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Miller was named the recipient of the 2006 Clinical Investigator Award Lecture from the Endocrine Society, the world’s largest organization of endocrinologists. In 1999, he received the Samuel Rosenthal Foundation Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics and in 2004 was named Who’s Who in the World.

Miller received his SB degree from MIT in 1965 and his MD degree from Duke University in 1970. He came to UCSF in 1974, joined the faculty in 1978 and is currently a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, the Metabolic Research Unit and the Center for Reproductive Sciences, a member of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and the Program in Human Genetics, and chief of the Division of Endocrinology. Miller is also the director of UCSF’s National Institutes of Health-supported Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program, which offers a wide variety of fellowship opportunities, research programs and clinical services.

Since 2001, the clinical research lecture award has been bestowed on an individual member of the UCSF faculty with outstanding achievements in clinical research. Nominations are made by UCSF faculty, who consider the clinical research contributions of their colleagues and submit nominations for this prestigious award to the Academic Senate Committee on Research. Each year, the Committee on Research selects the recipient of this award. 

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