Newswise — Two Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professors were named to the prestigious 2015 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) list.

Joseph R. Calabrese, MD, and Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, MD are the two HCR researchers recognized at the School of Medicine for publishing the greatest number of articles ranking in the top 1 percent by citations received in their respective fields. The HCR ranking spotlights the scientific community’s most influential scientific minds, as well as exhibits important emerging and innovative trends around the world.

“We are deeply honored that the global scientific community has recognized the remarkable achievements and distinguished work of these two outstanding researchers. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine looks forward to sharing the collaborative and life-saving research conducted at our institution every day,” states Robert A. Salata, MD, interim chairman for the department of medicine.

The two recipients this year are recognized thought leaders in their respective fields and long-term faculty members at the School of Medicine. Joseph Calabrese is a professor of psychiatry and director of the Bipolar Disorders Research Center at the School of Medicine, as well as director of the Mood Disorders Program at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Yngve T. Falck-Ytter is an associate professor of medicine and director of the hepatology and gastroenterology section at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center.

The Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher list is part of a long-term study that includes an assessment of research paper citations to determine the leaders within 21 broad fields of science.

“This citation analysis program is a virtual ‘who’s who’ of researchers with global scholarly impact. We couldn’t be more proud of our distinguished faculty and record of innovation in the field of medical research at the School of Medicine,” added Salata.

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