To the National Institute of Medicine

Three members of the faculty, in three different schools, were elected to the National Institute of Medicine this year.

In PennMed Dr. William Baxt, who came to the University from UC San Diego last year as professor and chair of emergency medicine, is a national leader in regionalized trauma systems and aeromedical emergency care who also conducts research in the use of nonlinear artifical neural networks in clinical decision-making.

Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy, professor of computer information science in SEAS, was elected for her pioneering work in the design of a computer anatomy atlas of the brain and for a matching procedure to enable researchers to relate the atlas to NMR information to quantify localized brain structures. Dr. Bajcsy is director of the GRASP (General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception) lab and a member of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.

Dr. Jane Mencken, professor of sociology and demography in SAS, is one of the best-known mathematical demographers in the country. Noted for her biometric studies of the processes of conception and birth as well as her studies in family demography, she has worked on fertility in developing countries, and on National Academy studies of AIDS. The former director of the Population Studies Center, she is now on leave as a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Palo Alto.


Tuesday, November 7, 1995
Volume 42 Number 11

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