Barrett, Kim E(laine) 1958-
BARRETT, Kim E(laine) 1958-
PERSONAL: Born June 21, 1958, in London, England; daughter of Peter William (a master builder) and Kathleen (an administrative assistant; maiden name, McNally) Barrett; married Philip Bonomo, July 2, 1988 (divorced, May, 1992); married Peter Henderson Pierce (a career naval officer), November 16, 2002. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University College, London, B.Sc. (with honors), 1979, Ph.D., 1982. Hobbies and other interests: Cooking, theater, dance, British contemporary literature, film, academic career development.
CAREER: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, visiting fellow, 1982-85; University of California—San Diego, La Jolla, CA, assistant professor, 1985-92, associate professor, 1992-96, professor of medicine, 1996—, vice chair for research at School of Medicine, 1999—.
MEMBER: American Gastroenterological Association (chair of intestinal disorders section, 2001-03), American Physiological Society (member of council, 2001-04), Gastroenterology Research Group (president, 1998-2000).
AWARDS, HONORS: Young Investigator Award, American Gastroenterological Association/Gastroenterology Research Group, 1994; Bowditch Award, American Physiological Society, 1996; McKenna Lectureship, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, 2003.
(Editor, with others) Neuroimmunophysiology of the Gastrointestinal Mucosa, New York Academy of Sciences, 1992.
(Editor, with others) Gastrointestinal Transport, Academic Press (Orlando, FL), 2001.
Contributor to more than eighty books. Contributor of numerous seventy articles to scientific journals, including American Journal of Physiology. Editor-in-chief, American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, 1996-2002.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Gastrointestinal Physiology, a textbook; research on epithelial biology, signal transduction, inflammatory bowel diseases, cystic fibrosis, and infectious diarrhea.
SIDELIGHTS: Kim Barrett told CA: "I write to communicate—to students, colleagues, and other scientists. My goal is to convey complex technical information in a way that is accessible even to the uninitiated. My inspiration for my current work in progress, a textbook for first-year medical students, is to aid me in teaching them more effectively and instill in them an abiding interest in intestinal physiology."