Stephen M. Black is a medical researcher and professor at Georgia Regents University, and he has held this position since 2007. He has previously held teaching positions at University of Montana, Northwestern University, and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Before Stephen M. Black became involved in the medical education realm, he got his start as a student at the University of Edinburgh.

The University of Edinburgh was founded back in 1583 in Scotland’s capital. The public research university is now one of the most popular universities in the United Kingdom, receiving roughly 47,000 applicants per year. This means that the most recent admissions cycle saw 12 people apply for each place in the upcoming undergraduate class.

The University sees such a high volume of applicants because it is a highly-regarded educational institution that has taught some of history’s most respected thinkers. The 2012 QS Ranking named the University of Edinburgh the 21st best university in the world, making it the 6th best academic institution in Europe. The school’s alumni include inventor Alexander Graham Bell, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and 15 Nobel Prize winners. (Learn more about the University here).

Stephen M. Black enrolled at the University of Edinburgh in 1982 to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology. The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine conferred this degree on him with honors in 1986. Stephen M. Black then continued his education at the University of Edinburgh by enrolling in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine’s doctoral program. In 1990 he completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology.

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine has long been considered one of the best medical universities in the world. The medical school was ranked by the 2013 Good Times University Guide as the #1 medical school in Scotland and the #3 medical school in the United Kingdom.

Stephen M. Black’s ability to graduate from such a top-flight university explains why he has been so successful in his medical research career.

Learn more about Stephen M. Black’s medical research here: or by connecting with him on Viadeo.


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