Five faculty members from the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) and one from both Penn Medicine and the School of Nursing have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the nation’s highest honors in biomedicine. They are among 90 new U.S. and 10 international members elected by their peers for accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.
The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to 2,302 and the number of international members to 192. Seventy-eight Penn Medicine faculty are among this distinguished group.
The new Penn Medicine NAM members are: Charles S. Abrams, the Francis C. Wood Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and vice-chair for research and chief scientific officer in the Department of Medicine; Beverly L. Davidson, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics, the Chief Scientific Strategy Officer, and the Arthur V. Meigs Chair in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); George Demiris, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with joint faculty appointments in Penn Nursing and in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics in Penn Medicine; James H. Eberwine, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics and co-director of the Penn Program in Single Cell Biology; Stephan A. Grupp, a professor of pediatrics who practices at CHOP; and Guo-li Ming, the Perelman Professor of Neuroscience and a member of the Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
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