New Members Elected

National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members

National Academy of Sciences Elects Members and Foreign Associates; Historic Number of Women Elected to Its Membership

April 30, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

See the original release from the NAS here

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Forty percent of the newly elected members are women—the most ever elected in any one year to date.

Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,347 and the total number of foreign associates to 487. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

Newly elected members from Virginia and their affiliations at the time of election are:

Egelman, Edward H.; Harrison Distinguished Professor, department of biochemistry and molecular genetics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Click here to view the entire list of newly elected members.

Author Andrew Densmore

Andrew Densmore is the Executive Director of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

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