Stephen M. Beverley, PhD,
the Marvin A. Brennecke Professor of Molecular Microbiology and chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology in the School of Medicine, Robert D. Schreiber, PhD, Alumni Endowed Professor of Pathology and Immunology and professor of molecular microbiology in the School of Medicine, and co-leader of the Tumor Immunology Program at Siteman Cancer Center, and Joan E. Strassmann, PhD, professor of biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer.
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD,
director of the Siteman Cancer Center, the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor, the Bixby Professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine, has been named vice chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network board of directors. The network, which comprises 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers, develops and updates guidelines for treating breast, lung, prostate and other types of cancer.
Elliot L. Elson, PhD,
the Alumni Endowed Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fellows are selected through a competitive process that recognizes individuals who have made prominent contributions to their disciplines and society.
Richard H. Gelberman, MD,
the Fred C. Reynolds Professor and head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the School of Medicine, and James V. Wertsch, PhD, vice chancellor for international affairs, director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts & Sciences, have received the university’s 2013 faculty achievement awards.
Kelle H. Moley, MD,
the James P. Crane Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, has been elected president of the Society of Gynecologic Investigation (SGI). The SGI is an international society that aims to inspire investigation of global problems in women’s reproductive health through achievements in discovery, transferring new knowledge and training future scholars.
John C. Morris, MD,
the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology in the School of Medicine and director of the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, received the Alzheimer’s Association’s Medical and Scientific Award for 2013. Among other accomplishments, Morris's research team refined the Clinical Dementia Rating system, which is now the standard clinical measure for staging of dementia.
Stephanie N. Rodriguez, Beverly A. Tsacoyianis and Sha-Lai L. Williams,
doctoral candidate in the Divison of Biology and Biomedical Services in Arts & Sciences, doctoral candidate in the Department of History in Arts & Sciences, and a 2013 PhD graduate of the Brown School, respectively, were inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.
Susan I. Rotroff, PhD,
the Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in the Humanities and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences, and Leigh E. Schmidt, PhD, the Edward Mallinckrodt University Professor in Arts & Sciences and professor of humanities, were selected for prestigious fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. The Guggenheim fellowship is awarded based on prior achievement and exceptional promise.