AAAS Honors Five from NIH
Five NIH scientists have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 443 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
The honorees, and their sections, are:
From the section on biological sciences—Dr. Francesco DeMayo, senior investigator and chief of the Reproductive and Developmental Biology Laboratory, NIEHS.
From the section on dentistry and oral health sciences—Dr. Kelly Ten Hagen, senior investigator and chief, developmental glycobiology section, NIDCR.
From the section on engineering—Dr. Piotr Grodzinski, chief, Nanodelivery Systems and Devices Branch, Cancer Imaging Program, NCI.
From the section on neuroscience—Dr. R. Douglas Fields, chief of the section on nervous system development and plasticity, NICHD.
From the section on pharmaceutical sciences—Dr. John Beutler, head of the chemical diversity and development section of the Molecular Targets Program, NCI.
New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Feb. 15, 2020.
The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874, but AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science. It 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.