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NEW: UMass Med Faculty Elected to Top Science Society

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

 

The American Association for the Advancement of Science Council (AAAS) elected four members of the UMass Medical School faculty as fellows for 2012.

The local fellows include Stuart Levitz, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology and physiological systems, who was elected to the section on medical schools; Arlene Ash, PhD, professor of quantitative health sciences, who was elected to the section on statistics; and Roger Davis, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, H. Arthur Smith Chair in Cancer Research and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, and George Witman, PhD, the George F. Booth Chair in the Basic Sciences and professor of cell & developmental biology, who were elected to the section on biological sciences.

A total of 701 fellows from across the country were elected in 2012, and the four UMass Medical School faculty members will join the others to be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on February 16, 2013 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.

The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science through leadership in science policy, international programs and science education. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the premiere science journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and initiates programs that elevate understanding of science worldwide.

 

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