Marquis Who's Who Millennium Magazine

353 A Marquis Who's Who Magazine N eurogenetics educators like Marion Priscilla Short teach students the role of genetics in the development and function of the nervous system. To prepare for her career in health care and education, Dr. Short obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Bryn Mawr College in 1973, a diploma from the University of Edinburgh in 1975, and an MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1978. She also eventually became a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Short began her career as an internal medicine intern at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital from 1978 to 1979. She finished her internship and began a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in 1979, subsequently relocating for a residency in neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Health Center. With her gained experience and knowledge, she was a fellow in medical genetics at Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1984 to 1986 and a fellow in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1986 to 1990. While making headway in her career, Ms. Short has been an assistant neurologist, assistant professor, and clinical associate of pediatric neurosurgery. She also served as a senior fellow and program director of genetics, transplantation and clinical research, ending her lengthy career as a director for the American Medical Association. In addition to her tireless efforts within the course of her career, Dr. Short also has given back to her community. Although retired, she continues to volunteer for a bookstore, The Lantern in Georgetown that collects and sells books to raise money for Bryn Mawr students to pay for internships and externships. She remains active in her field as a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society of Human Genetics and the American College of Medical Genetics. She received the Clinical Investigator Development Award from the National Institutes of Health from 1988 to 1993 and gained a fellowship at the Institute of Medicine of Chicago in 1999. Marion Priscilla Short Neurogenetics Educator (Retired) Chicago, IL