President Corey elected to AAAS membership

Center president and director joins ranks of nation's most esteemed thinkers and doers with election to American Academy of Art and Sciences' 2012 class of fellows
"I'm very proud to join the six other Hutchinson Center scientists who preceded me as members of the Academy," said Dr. Larry Corey, president and director. Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

Hutchinson Center President and Director Dr. Larry Corey has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy-research centers.

He is among 220 leaders in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, business and public affairs in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2012 class of fellows. This year's class includes winners of the National Medal of Science, the Lasker Award, the Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, the Kennedy Center Honors, as well as Grammy, Emmy, Academy and Tony awards. They will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 6 at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

"I'm very proud to join the six other Hutchinson Center scientists who preceded me as members of the Academy," Corey said. "And I am extremely honored to be in the same company as so many highly-regarded people in the fields of science, medicine and the arts."

Corey is an internationally renowned expert in virology, immunology and vaccine development, with numerous honors and awards. He is principal investigator of the Center-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network; a professor of laboratory medicine and medicine, adjunct professor of pediatrics and microbiology, and holder of the Lawrence Corey Endowed Chair in Medical Virology at the University of Washington; and an infectious disease physician at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Corey is also the author of 12 books and more than 600 scientific publications, and is a member of numerous scientific committees and editorial boards.

Center's Academy members
Six other Hutchinson Center faculty previously have been elected to the Academy:

  • Dr. Linda Buck, Basic Sciences Division
  • Dr. Robert Eisenman, Basic Sciences
  • Dr. Mark Groudine, Basic Sciences
  • Dr. Daniel Gottschling, Basic Sciences
  • Dr. Lee Hartwell, president and director emeritus
  • The late Dr. Harold Weintraub, an international leader in the field of molecular biology and a founding member of Basic Sciences.

Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has elected leading "thinkers and doers" from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the eighteenth century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the nineteenth, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the twentieth. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

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