THREE HMS PROFESSORS ELECTED TO MICROBIOLOGY ACADEMY
Three Harvard Medical School professors, Anjana Rao, Bruce D. Walker, and David M. Knipe, were recently elected as fellows in the American Academy of Microbiology through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. The academy has more than 2,000 fellows representing all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. In the past, academy fellows have been honored with Nobel Prizes, Lasker Awards, and the National Medal of Science.
STONE ELECTED TO THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
Howard Stone, the Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Stone was recognized by the NAE “for the development of fundamental concepts and novel applications in microfluidics and for improving the understanding of small-scale, viscous-flow phenomena.”
Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.” Membership into the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
KLEINMAN HONORED BY SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Arthur Kleinman, the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology; professor of psychiatry and medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School (HMS); and curator of medical anthropology at the Peabody Museum, has been presented with the George Foster Practicing Anthropology Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) for his contributions to the world of biomedical, psychiatric, and public health. The award was created by SMA to honor those whose work has advanced the field of medical anthropology, particularly in diverse contexts.
For decades, Kleinman has pursued mental health-related policy and practice innovations in light of sociopolitical, economic, and technological changes in the United States, China, and worldwide, and has succeeded in catalyzing new paths of medical research and putting mental illness on national and international policy agendas.