H. Lee Sweeney

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U.T. Service: 1985-1989


Internationally recognized muscle physiologist for ground-breaking research on muscular dystrophy

Honorary Awards

  • 1990 Established Investigator Award of the American Heart Association
  • 2001 Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • 2004 named among “America’s Best and Brightest” by Esquiremagazine
  • 2007 First Annual Arthur C. Guyton Mermorial Lecturer (ACDP)
  • 2008 Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence

Career Highlights

  • William Maul Measey Professor and Chairman, Dept of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Director, Neuromuscular Disease Program, Institute for Human Gene Therapy
  • Scientific Director, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 2000-
  • Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease (NIAMS) 2000-2005
  • Advisory Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency, 2005-
  • NIAMS Advisory Council Member, 2008-