Three Johns Hopkins faculty members have been awarded
the distinction of fellow of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science. Election is an honor bestowed
upon AAAS members by their peers and recognizes the
fellows' efforts toward advancing science applications that
are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society
and publisher of the journal Science.
This year 449 members have been awarded the honor. The
Johns Hopkins fellows, all part of the Section on Medical
Sciences, are as follows:
Michael Aaron Edidin, a professor in the Krieger
Department with a joint appointment in
Pathology in the
School of Medicine, for innovative studies leading to
understanding of the mobility of membrane proteins,
especially those important for the immune response.
Kenrad E. Nelson, a professor of
epidemiology in the School of Public Health with a
joint appointment in the
Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, for
unique contributions to the understanding of the
epidemiology of virus-induced disease, particularly
hepatitis and AIDS in Thailand.
Bert Vogelstein, the Clayton Professor of
Oncology with a joint appointment in
Molecular Biology and
Genetics, both in the School of Medicine, for
pioneering contributions to the understanding of the
genetic bases of carcinogenesis and the application of this
knowledge to diagnosis and treatment.
The new fellows will be presented with certificates
and rosette pins on Feb. 17 at the Fellows Forum during the
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.