News from the National Academy of Sciences

March 8, 2017


National Academy of Sciences Elects Vice President and Councilors

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences has elected a vice president and four members to serve on its governing Council.

Diane Griffin, University Distinguished Service Professor in the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been re-elected as vice president.  Griffin will continue to be responsible for the Academy's scientific programs and for activities related to communicating with the public about science during her second four-year term beginning July 1, 2017.

Councilors elected to three-year terms beginning July 1, 2017, are: Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics, Duke University; Susan Fiske, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Eve Marder, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, Brandeis University; and Thomas D. Pollard, Sterling Professor Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University.  The new councilors succeed Karen S. Cook, Nancy Moran, Margaret Murnane, and Randy Schekman.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

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