Eight Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators are among 212 new fellows and 16 foreign honorary members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Membership in the American Academy honors individuals who have made prominent contributions to society and to their disciplines, which include mathematics, physics, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts, public affairs and business. The Academy's broad-based membership gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and public policy research.
This year's new fellows and foreign honorary members include scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders from 11 countries. The Academy will welcome this year's new class at its annual induction ceremony on October 1, at its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The newly elected members are:
California Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, San Francisco
Harvard Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia