The institutional commitment of $7.5 million as an endowment to support research at Geisinger.
The number of active research projects tops 100.
Groundbreaking for the Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for Research at Geisinger Medical Center.
The appointment of Howard Morgan, MD, one of the foremost experimental cardiologists in the country and a former President of the American Heart Association, as the first Degenstein Distinguished Scientist and the first director of the Weis Center for Research.
The Geisinger research program named in honor of Henry Hood, MD.
The total number of citations of Hood scientists at the Weis Center for Research over the five-year period (1990-1995) was 8,035. All senior scientists are in the prestigious category of "highly cited." Forty percent of the citations were by authors outside the United States.
The growth of endowment to support the Henry Hood Research Program reaches $21 million, almost halfway toward a goal of $50 million necessary to assure long-range support for the current levels of funding.
David J. Carey, PhD, is selected as the Director of the Weis Center for Research.
A genetics core lab is established to facilitate collaborative clinical and translational research.