The American Association for the Advancement of Science recently awarded the
distinction of AAAS fellow to three NIH scientists. Election as a fellow is an honor
bestowed on AAAS members by their peers. The NIH honorees are:
From the section on medical sciences, Dr. Michael Lenardo, chief, molecular
development section, Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID: “For discovery of
important immunoregulatory pathways and human genetic diseases of immunoregulation
and for founding several innovative international collaborative progams
to advance biomedical research and training.”
From the section on neuroscience, Dr. Harold Gainer, chief, Laboratory of Neurochemistry,
NINDS: “For distinguished contributions to the field of peptidergic
neuron cell biology and neuroendocrinology, particularly for studies on the regulation
of oxytocin and vasopressin gene expression.”
From the section on societal impacts of science and engineering, Dr. Sharon
Hrynkow, special advisor to the deputy director, Office of the Director, NIH: “For
distinguished contributions in global health policy, programs and diplomacy and
as deputy director and acting director of the Fogarty International Center.”
In 2009, 531 members were awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically
or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a rosette pin on Feb.
20 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2010 AAAS annual meeting in San Diego.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal
Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. It was
founded in 1848, and includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science,
serving 10 million individuals.