The American Academy of Arts & Sciences recently announced its newest members, with the election of 276 artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Among those inducted were numerous researchers and scientists involved in the care of patients with cancer, including immunologist Yasmine Belkaid, MD, of the National Institutes of Health; Nobel Laureate William Kaelin, MD, of Harvard Medical School/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital; genetics expert genetics Guillermina Lozan, PhD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center; HIV researcher Julie Overbaugh, PhD, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; and Dean and Associate Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, of Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. For the complete list, visit https://www.amacad.org/new-
“The members of the class of 2020 have excelled in laboratories and lecture halls, they have amazed on concert stages and in surgical suites, and they have led in board rooms and courtrooms,” said Academy President David W. Oxtoby.
The Academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock, and others who believed the new republic should honor exceptionally accomplished individuals and engage them in advancing the public good.