On top of the world: Faculty receive worldwide honor

Reiter, Bowden named to World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

Russel J. Reiter, Ph.D.

Russel J. Reiter, Ph.D.

Russel J. Reiter, Ph.D., and Charles L. Bowden, M.D., of the Long School of Medicine, are on Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.”

Dr. Reiter, professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, is one of the world’s leading experts on the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin, the pineal gland and circadian rhythms. He is recognized in the Biology & Biochemistry category.

Dr. Bowden, clinical professor in the departments of psychiatry and pharmacology who holds the Nancy U. Karren Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, is an internationally respected authority on bipolar disorder and mood-stabilizing medications. He is recognized in the Psychiatry/Psychology category.

“The Thomson Reuters recognition is one that conveys the competitiveness of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on the world scientific stage,” said William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the Health Science Center.

Charles Bowden, M.D.

Charles Bowden, M.D.

A key indicator of a scientist’s influence in his field is the number of times his publications are cited in other publications. The honorees, including Drs. Reiter and Bowden, published the greatest number of highly cited papers in 21 broad fields between 2002 and 2012. Highly cited papers rank in the top 1 percent by citations for their field and year of publication, according to Thomson Reuters.

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