2016 NAS Awards

The National Academy of Sciences will honor the following individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide variety of fields:

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Public Welfare Medal  
Neuroscience, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences  
Physical, Earth and Space Sciences  
Biological, Medical and Agricultural Sciences  

Public Welfare Medal

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Alan Alda, Actor, writer, and co-founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
NAS Public Welfare Medal

Neuroscience, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

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John R. Anderson, Carnegie Mellon University
Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

Carol S. Dweck, Stanford University
Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
Mortimer Mishkin, National Institute of Mental Health
NAS Award in the Neurosciences
Alex L. Kolodkin, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Pradel Research Award
David J. Freedman, The University of Chicago
Troland Research Award
Geoffrey F. Woodman, Vanderbilt University
Troland Research Award

Physical, Earth and Space Sciences

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Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences

Timothy M. Brown, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network
James Craig Watson Medal
James F. Kasting, Pennsylvania State University
NAS Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences – Stanley Miller Medal
Sergio Verdú, Princeton University
NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing

Biological, Medical and Agricultural Sciences

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Richard Henderson, MRC (Medical Research Council) Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics

Huda Y. Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine
Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal
Michael Goddard, University of Melbourne
John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science
Theodorus Meuwissen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science
Dianne K. Newman, California Institute of Technology
NAS Award in Molecular Biology
Stephen R. Quake, Stanford University
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research

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