5 from HMS Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Scientists recognized for excellence, innovation, leadership

Five members of the Harvard Medical School faculty have been elected members of the 2023 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among the nearly 270 individuals recognized by the academy this year for their accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy, and research.

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“With the election of these members, the Academy is honoring excellence, innovation, and leadership and recognizing a broad array of stellar accomplishments,” said Academy President David Oxtoby.

“We hope every new member celebrates this achievement and joins our work advancing the common good,” he said.

The five honorees from HMS are:

  • Karen Adelman, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS
  • Benjamin Ebert, the HMS George P. Canellos, MD, and Jean S. Canellos Professor of Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Elizabeth Engle, HMS professor of neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital
  • David Pellman, the HMS Margaret M. Dyson Professor of Pediatric Oncology and professor of cell biology at Dana-Farber
  • Wade Regehr, professor of neurobiology in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an honorary society and independent policy research center that honors excellence and engages leaders from various disciplines to provide solutions to complex challenges facing the world.

The new members from HMS join a distinguished group of individuals from a wide range of disciplines elected to the academy before them, including Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Margaret Mead, and Stephen Hawking.

Adapted from American Academy of Arts and Sciences communications materials.