2013 Public Welfare Medal
Presented to Bill and Melinda Gates
At its 150th annual meeting, the National Academy of Sciences presented the 2013 Public Welfare Medal to Bill and Melinda Gates for improving the lives of millions by applying science to some of the world's most difficult global health challenges. Watch the video of the medal presentation and acceptance speeches.
Academy Elects New Members and Foreign Associates at its 150th Annual Meeting
The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Newly elected members and foreign associates will appear in the online member directory later this summer. Read More »
NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES PROGRAMS
NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES MEMBERS
Carnegie Mellon University
For over four decades, Stephen Fienberg has lived and breathed the science of statistics, using it to explore everything from lizard populations in the Bahamas to how to build a better census. In the process, his work has helped create better methods for conducting surveys and understanding the data they provide.
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Christian de Duve »
October 2, 1917 - May 4, 2013
William Daughaday »
February 12, 1918 - May 3, 2013
(Medical Physiology and Metabolism)