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Nine University of California Professors Elected to Academy of Medicine


Nine professors from the University of California have made it to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine for making signification contribution to the medical field.

The medicine academy, often considered as one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine, made public the result of the election of 75 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting on October 15.

“The inductees into the National Academy of Medicine have significantly expanded the world’s understanding of human biology and illuminated new paths of discovery for battling diseases,” said Dr. John Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health.

“We are incredibly proud of the University of California’s representation in this elite body, and congratulate the nine new honorees for 2018.”

Since 1970, more than 200 faculty members of the university have been elected to the academy. The new members were elected by the current members on the basis of contributions made by the individuals in their respective medical fields.

“This distinguished and diverse class of new members is a truly remarkable set of scholars and leaders whose impressive work has advanced science, improved health, and made the world a better place for everyone,” said Academy President Victor J. Dzau.

“Their expertise in science, medicine, health, and policy in the U.S. and around the globe will help our organization address today’s most pressing health challenges and inform the future of health and healthcare. It is my privilege to welcome these esteemed individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”

Those who were elected as the regular members are John Kuriyan, Barbara J. Meyer, Hector P. Rodriguez, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Dr. Linda Liau, Ying-Hui Fu, Ophir David Klein, Catherine Reinis Lucey, and Peter Walter.

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