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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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26.06.20

Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.

24.06.20

The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.

27.11.19

Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.