AAAS Honors Five from NIH
Five NIH scientists, including two institute directors, were recently elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS honored 396 of its members for 2017 in recognition of their contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership and extraordinary achievements across disciplines.
From the section on history and philosophy of science: Dr. David Benjamin Resnik, bioethicist, NIEHS.
From the section on medical sciences: Dr. T. Jake Liang, chief, Liver Diseases Branch and chief of both the liver diseases virology section and the clinical research section, NIDDK; and Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, director, NIDDK.
From the section on neuroscience: Dr. Joshua A. Gordon, NIMH director.
From the section on pharmaceutical sciences: Dr. Yves Georges Pommier, chief, Developmental Therapeutics Branch and Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI.
The new AAAS fellows will be recognized on Feb. 17, 2018, at the AAAS annual meeting in Austin, Tex. They will be presented with an official certificate and a rosette pin, the emblem of fellowship.
The tradition of AAAS fellows dates to 1874. AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling, a digital, open-access journal; Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics.
AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science.