Health Science Center's Boyan, Fox inducted as AAAS fellows
Two faculty members have been awarded fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Drs. Barbara Boyan and Peter Fox were among 251 new fellows from throughout the world inducted during the recent AAAS annual meeting in San Francisco.
Dr. Boyan, who has been with the Health Science Center for 20 years, directs the Industry-University Cooperative Research Center and is on the faculty in orthopaedics and periodontics. She was awarded fellowship in the Biological Sciences Section for "distinguished contributions in calcium metabolism and the interaction of calcified tissues and biomaterials, for excellence in mentoring students in research, and for fostering collaboration between academia and industry."
Dr. Fox, the founding director of the Research Imaging Center, was honored in the Neuroscience Section for "pioneering and seminal positron emission tomography studies of human brain function and for elucidation of the coupling between cerebral metabolism and blood flow."
During the meeting, new fellows received certificates and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin.
Founded in 1848, AAAS represents the world's largest federation of scientists and works to advance science for human well-being through its projects, programs and publications. The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874. AAAS publishes the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Science, as well as a number of electronic features on the World Wide Web.