Bert W. O'Malley
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Bert W. O’Malley is the Tom Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. A native of Pittsburgh, he has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh (A&S 1959) and a M.D. from their School of Medicine (1963). He completed his residency at Duke University and spent four years at the National Institute of Health followed by four years serving as the Luscious Birch Professor and the director of the Reproductive Biology Center at Vanderbilt University. He then moved to Baylor as Professor and Chairman of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
O’Malley's work has been on the primary actions of steroid hormones and nuclear receptors. He has published over 600 papers and holds 22 patents in the fields of gene regulation, molecular endocrinology and steroid receptors and transcriptional coactivators. His work on molecular mechanisms of steroid receptor coactivators has great relevance to genetic and reproductive diseases, disorders of metabolism and diabetes, and especially, cancers. He is considered as the 'father of molecular endocrinology' and has received over 60 awards/prizes for his scientific achievements in this field.
O'Malley is a brother of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was initiated at the Gamma Sigma chapter at the University of Pittsburgh.
Honors and awards
- Dickson Prize, 1979
- President of the Endocrine Society in 1985
- Member National Academy of Sciences, 1992
- National Medal of Science, 2008
- Ernst Schering Prize, 2011 
- Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, 2018 
- Member Institute of Medicine
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996
- Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
- Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science
- honorary doctorate Karolinska Institute
- honorary doctorate New York University
- honorary doctorate National University of Ireland
- honorary doctorate University of Maryland
- honorary doctorate University of Pittsburgh
- honorary doctorate University of Athens, Greece
- Templeton, David (2008-08-29). "Pitt graduate given highest science honor in the U.S." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
- "Ernst Schering Prize". Ernst Schering Foundation. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
- Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize 2018