Updated Dec. 3, 2012
MD Anderson has six new Fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected by their peers to a scientific organization that dates to 1874.
"Election as an AAAS Fellow is wonderful recognition of scientific excellence and leadership by the people who know best - colleagues, collaborators and competitors in the field," said Thomas Buchholz, M.D., interim provost and executive vice president at MD Anderson.
MD Anderson now has 20 AAAS Fellows on its faculty. The newest are:
- Sharon Dent, Ph.D., professor and chair of MD Anderson's Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis
- Elizabeth Grimm, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
- Raghu Kalluri, Ph.D., professor and chair, Cancer Biology.
- Hagop Kantarjian, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Leukemia
- Bill Plunkett, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics. Biological Sciences.
- Anil Sood, M.D., professor in the departments of Gynecological Medical Oncology and Cancer Biology.
The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society.The nonprofit AAAS publishes the journals Science, Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and other efforts.
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