UNC School of Medicine researchers elected AAAS fellows

The scientists join 65 UNC colleagues as fellows of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

UNC School of Medicine researchers elected AAAS fellows click to enlarge (L to R) Nancy L. Allbritton, PhD; T. Kendall Harden, PhD; Karen L. Mohlke, PhD; and Rosann Farber, PhD

Four UNC School of Medicine scientists have been selected as fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest general scientific society in the world.

Nancy L. Allbritton, PhD, professor and chair of the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was selected as an AAAS fellow for her invention and implementation of new biomedical research tools as the development of miniaturized devices to enable more accurate disease diagnosis.

Rosann Farber, PhD, professor of pathology & laboratory medicine and genetics, was selected for her contributions to the field of cancer biology, particularly for the study of genetic instability in the development and progression of cancer.

T. Kendall Harden, PhD, professor of pharmacology, was selected for research and service in the field of molecular pharmacology, particularly in the study of G proteins and their importance in cell signaling in normal and disease states.

Karen L. Mohlke, PhD, professor of genetics, was selected for contributions in our understanding of the genetics underlying diabetes and other complex diseases.

Two other UNC professors were also elected to the AAAS. UNC now has 71 AAAS fellows currently on faculty. The three UNC School of Medicine researchers are among 401 new AAAS fellows chosen for the honor this year, which is given to association members by their peers in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Media contact: Mark Derewicz, 919-923-0959, mark.derewicz@unchealth.unc.edu

 

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