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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 1, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 10
Three from Johns Hopkins Elected Fellows of AAAS

Stamatios "Tom" Krimigis, J. Marie Hardwick and Richard L. Huganir have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

The three from Johns Hopkins are among 308 members recognized this year for their efforts to advance science or its applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. New fellows will be honored on Feb. 19 at the Fellows Forum during the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

As part of the Section on Astronomy, Tom Krimigis, head emeritus of the Space Department at the Applied Physics Laboratory, was elected for playing a crucial role in the birth of the Discovery program and for leadership of successful planetary exploration missions by APL.

J. Marie Hardwick, the David Bodian Professor in the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was honored by the Section on Medical Sciences for her fundamental contributions to the understanding of programmed cell death and its impact on viral infections. Hardwick also holds a joint appointment at the School of Medicine's Oncology Center.

Richard L. Huganir, a professor in the School of Medicine with joint appointments in Neuroscience and Biological Chemistry, was elected by the Section on Neuroscience for distinguished contributions to the understanding of neurotransmitter receptors and their role in the regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity. Huganir is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million. The organization's mission is to advance science and serve society through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more. The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874.


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