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Release: April 30, 2002
(Photo: Left, Greenberg; Right, Andreasen)
Andreasen, Greenberg elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
University of Iowa researchers have each been named a Fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry
and director of the UI Mental Health Clinical Research Center, and E. Peter
Greenberg, Ph.D., the Virgil L. and Evalyn Shepperd Professor of Molecular
Pathogenesis and UI professor of microbiology, were among the 177 distinguished
scholars and intellectuals selected as Fellows this year by the academy, one
of the nation's most prominent learned societies and research institutions.
Andreasen, a leading researcher and expert in schizophrenia, was elected
into the Neurosciences, Cognitive Sciences and Behavioral Biology section
of the Biological Sciences. In 1997 Andreasen created a new model of schizophrenia
based on years of research and pioneering neuroimaging data. Andreasen received
the National Medal of Science in 2000 for her research on mental illness.
She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
and has twice been elected to serve on its governing council. Andreasen also
is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Greenberg, internationally known for his research on bacterial cell-to-cell
signaling, was elected into the Cellular and Developmental Biology, Microbiology
and Immunology (including Genetics) section of the Biological Sciences. His
research has advanced understanding of how bacteria organize into biofilms,
communities of cells encased in a self-produced slime. Biofilms are extremely
resistant to antibiotics. Greenberg also is an elected fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science.
"I am thrilled by the naming of Professors Andreasen and Greenberg
as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This is one of the
highest honors achievable, and it is well-deserved for Nancy and Peter, whose
careers are marked by brilliance and innovation in their fields," said
Mary Sue Coleman, UI president, who was elected as an academy fellow last
"I am also enormously proud that the UI continues to be a strong source
of academy fellows. We clearly are blessed with a faculty of national and
international distinction," she added.
Other previously elected UI Fellows include four from the UI Roy J. and
Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, four from the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences, and one from the College of Law: Francois Abboud, internal medicine;
Willard Boyd, law and President Emeritus; Antonio Damasio, neurology; Hanna
Damasio, neurology; June Helm, anthropology; Linda Kerber, history; James
McPherson, creative writing; James Van Allen, physics and astronomy; and Michael
J. Welsh, internal medicine, physiology and biophysics. Former UI President
Hunter Rawlings was elected to the Academy in 1995, just before leaving the
campus to serve as president of Cornell University.
In addition to honoring the biological sciences, the academy includes sections
on mathematics and physics; social sciences; humanities and arts; and public
affairs and business. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded
in 1780 by John Adams and other scholar-patriots to support projects in the
arts and sciences and honor those with intellectual, leadership and creative
accomplishments in many fields. In addition to electing Fellows, the academy
also elects Foreign Honorary Members, 30 of whom were elected this year.
Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members will be welcomed into the academy at
an induction ceremony to be held Oct. 5 at the academy headquarters in Cambridge,
Mass. A complete list of this year's new members is available online at www.amacad.org/members/new2002list.htm.
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