Alondra Nelson Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) as one of 100 new members for 2020.

The selection committee cites Nelson “for making pioneering contributions to our understanding of community-based health perspectives; groundbreaking research on the public understanding of genetics; and illuminating the social, political, and ethical implications of technoscientific developments for health and well-being.”

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. NAM’s membership represents a diversity of talent, with at least one-quarter of the membership selected from fields—such as law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities—outside the health professions.

The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to more than 2,200 and the number of international members to approximately 175.

Read more at National Academy of Medicine.


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