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Adam Ervin

Prof., MUDr., CSc.
Born November 7, 1922

  • Honorary member of Learned Society since 1996

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1951, MUDr., Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (CU), Prague;
  • 1954, board certified in paediatrics; and in 1959 infectious diseases;
  • 1966, CSc. in internal medicine (infections), CU;
  • 1969, Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Department of Molecular Virology and Epidemiology, Houston, Texas;
  • 1971, validation examination, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMS);
  • 1973, Medical Licence examination, Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1954-1961, Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Medical School, CU;
  • 1961-1968, Head, Clinical and Epidemiological Department, Research Institute of Immunology, Prague;
  • 1968-1969, Visiting Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada;
  • 1969, Professor of epidemiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology
  • Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine

Notable awards:

  • 1993, Gold Medal, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University

Selected publications:

  • Adam E., Seidler L.: Gammaglobulin in the prophylaxis of Botkin’s disease. Cs. hyg. epid. mikrobiol. 3, 116-118, 1954
  • Škovránek V., Žáček K., Vonka V., Adam E., Adamova V., Burian V., Vojtova H.: Field trial with Sabin’s live polio vaccine in Czechoslovakia. Proc. First Int. Conference on live poliovirus vaccine 530-571, 1960
  • Adam E., Adamová V., Žáček K.: Surveillance of cases of CNS diseases in Czechoslovakia. Proc. European Assoc.of Poliomyelitis and Assoc. Dis. Vol VIII. 229-239, 1962
  • Adam E., Levy A. H., Rawls W. E., Melnick J. L.: Seroepidemiologic studies of herpesvirus type 2 and carcinoma of cervix. I. Case control matching. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 47, 941-51, 1971
  • Adam E., Kaufman RH., Mirkovic RR., Melnick JL.: Persistence of viral sheddind in a symptomatic women after recovering from herpes genitalis. Obstet. Gynecol. 54, 171-173, 1979
  • Adam E., Melnick J. L., Probtsfield J. L., Petrie B. L., Burek J., Bailey K.R., McCollum C.H., DeBakey M.E.: High levels of cytomegalovirus antibody in patients requiring vascular surgery for atherosclerosis. Lancet 2, 291-293, 1987
  • Melnick J. L., Adam E., DeBakey M. E.: Possible role of cytomegalovirus in atherogenesis. JAMA 263, 2204-2207, 1990
  • Adam E., Kaufman R.H., Berkova Z., Icenogle J., Reeves W.C.: Is human papillomavirus testing an effective triage method for detection of high grade (grade 2 or 3) intraepithelial neoplasia? Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 178, 1235-44, 1998

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20.05.19

XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.

19.05.19

Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.

07.05.19

XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.