Five Penn faculty named AAAS Fellows

Five faculty members from Penn have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are
among 388 members of AAAS awarded the distinction this year for “their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”

The faculty, which include Frederic D. Bushman, professor of microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine; Andrew Dancis, associate professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine; Robert W. Doms, pathologist-in-chief and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine; J. Kevin Foskett, chair of the Department of Physiology at the Perelman School of Medicine; and Philip A. Rea, professor of biology in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Rebecka and Arie Belldegrun Distinguished Director of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management, will be honored on Feb. 15 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Originally published on December 12, 2013