Freyberg and Sperry honored

Zachary Freyberg (left) , an MD, PhD, and Jason Sperry (right), an MD, MPH, of Pitt’s School of Medicine are among 95 newly elected members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

ASCI, founded in 1908, is one of the most esteemed honor societies of physician-scientists. Membership recognizes a researcher’s significant contributions, at a relatively young age, to the understanding of human disease.

Freyberg, assistant professor of psychiatry and of cell biology, focuses on improving our understanding of the mechanisms associated with disorders such as addiction, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

Sperry, professor of surgery and of critical care medicine, focuses on prehospital trauma care and sex-based outcome differences following injury or surgery.

They were formally inducted in April.