Accomplished Women: National Academies Honor NIH’ers
Election to the National Academy of Science (NAS), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) or the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is considered a prestigious honor for U.S. scientists.
From 1977, with the election of Dr. Elizabeth Neufeld to NAS as the first woman from NIH to be so honored, there has been a growing number of female scientists elected to the academies, some recognized by more than one.
The academies are private, non-profit institutions that provide expert advice to the government on matters of science, engineering and medicine.
Here, we have included the names and some photographs of current members as well as some who came before, as an introduction to a web page to come later this spring that will celebrate these women. Feel free to share any additional information you may have with Lydia Polimeni of OD’s Office of Communications and Public Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Amara, NAS (2004); Carolina Barillas-Mury, NAS (2014); Karen Berman, NAM (2016); Diana Bianchi, NAM (2013); Linda S. Birnbaum, NAM (2010); Patricia Flatley Brennan, NAM (2001); Maria Freire, NAM (2008); Naomi Lynn Gerber, NAS (2008); Susan Gottesman, NAS (1998); Patricia Grady, NAM (1999); Florence Haseltine, NAM (1993); Betsy Humphreys, NAM (1999); Elaine Jaffe, NAM (2008); Ruth Kirschstein, NAM (1983); Story Landis, NAM (2009); Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NAS (2008), NAM (2009); Elizabeth Neufeld, NAS (1977); Vivian Pinn, NAM (1995); Judith Rapoport, NAM (1993); Matilda White Riley, NAS (1994); Barbara Rimer, NAM (2008); Maxine Singer, NAS (1979); Thressa C. Stadtman, NAS (1981); Gisela Storz, NAS (2012); Leslie G. Ungerleider, NAS (2000), NAM (2001); Martha Vaughan, NAS (1985); Nora Volkow, NAM (2000); Sue Hengren Wickner, NAS (2004); Wei Yang, NAS (2013); Kathryn Zoon, NAM (2002)