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Vice Dean for Research Blossom Damania, PhD, was among the 2020 inductees to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honored this fall in person after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fall, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducted Blossom Damania, PhD, the Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, at an in-person ceremony for scholars who had been elected to the Academy in 2020, during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an honorary society and policy organization founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock, James Bowdoin, Andrew Oliver, and other Founding Fathers of the United States. The Academy elects exceptionally accomplished individuals and engages them in advancing the public good.

Dr. Damania signed the Book of Members at an Induction Ceremony held in Cambridge, Ma., where recently elected artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors gathered in 2022.