Four members of the Johns Hopkins University faculty are among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries elected to the National Academy of Sciences today in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Those elected from Johns Hopkins are:
- Andrew J. Cherlin, professor of public policy and sociology in the Department of Sociology
- Timothy M. Heckman, professor of astronomy and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Kenneth W. Kinzler, professor of oncology and co-director of The Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Geraldine Seydoux, investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
The election of Cherlin, Heckman, Kinzler, and Seydoux brings the total number of living NAS members from Johns Hopkins to 33.
The new members bring the total number of active members to 2,291 and the total number of foreign associates to 465. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the academy, with citizenship outside the United States. A complete list of new members can be found at www.nasonline.org.
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, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council—provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.
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