Three Researchers from Penn Medicine Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658April 25, 2014

Three researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been elected as new members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

The new honorees, who join 20 other Penn Medicine experts previously elected, are:

  • Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, chair of the Department of Pharmacology, and director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics,
  • Carl H. June, MD, the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of Translational Research in the Abramson Cancer Center,
  • M. Celeste Simon, PhD, a professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, scientific director and investigator for the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The Academy’s current membership includes some of the world's most accomplished leaders from mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, medicine, the social sciences, business, public affairs, the humanities, government, and the arts. Among the Academy's Fellows are more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Nancy Bonini, PhD, professor of Biology in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is also among the Penn faculty elected to the Academy. The entire list of the new members is located is here.