V. Schally, M.D., Ph.D., won the Nobel Prize for Physiology
or Medicine in 1977 for his research in endocrinology.
He is now chief of the Endocrine, Polypeptide and Cancer
Institute and VA Distinguished Medical Research Scientist
at the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, and
professor of pathology and a Miller Distinguished Professor
of Medicine at the Miller School. Prior to moving to
Miami, Schally served as senior medical investigator
with the VA in New Orleans and professor of medicine
at Tulane University.
Schally was one of a pair of scientists
to first isolate several of the communicating chemical
links between the
brain and the pituitary gland and also determined their
structure and succeeded in synthesizing them. Schally’s
discoveries have led to many practical clinical applications
that are in wide use. He has written over 2,200 publications,
more than 1,200 of them since receiving the Nobel Prize.