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Release: Oct. 4, 2002
Andreasen, Greenberg to be inducted to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine faculty members Nancy
C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., and E. Peter Greenberg, Ph.D., will be inducted
as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony Oct.
5 in Cambridge, Mass. Both were named to the academy's Fellows and Foreign
Honorary Members class of 2002
Andreasen, the Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry and director of the UI
Mental Health Clinical Research Center, is one of six members of this year's
group of inductees who will give an address at the ceremony. The other speakers
are: U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts); astrophysicist Edward
W. Kolb; Philip S. Khoury, dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
School of the Humanities and Social Sciences; National Public Radio senior
news analyst Daniel Schorr; and Bard College professor and novelist Chinura
Andreasen is recognized as one of the world's leading researchers on schizophrenia
and other mental disorders. In 1997 she developed a new model of schizophrenia
based on years of research and pioneering neuroimaging data. Andreasen received
the National Medical of Science in 2000 for her research on mental illness.
Greenberg, the Virgil L. and Evalyn Shepperd Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis
and UI professor of microbiology, is internationally known for his research
on bacterial cell-to-cell signaling. His work has advanced understanding of
how bacteria organize in biofilms, communities of cells encased in a self-produced
slime that are extremely resistant to antibiotics.
The 2002 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences includes 177
Fellows and 30 Foreign Honorary Members. More information about the academy
and a complete list of inductees is available online at www.amacad.org.
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