Senior Scholars in Aging Alfred Goldberg, PhD (Harvard Medical School, Senior Scholar in 2004), and Victoria Lundblad, PhD (Salk Institute, Senior Scholar in 2001) are among the nation's distinguished scientists have been named as new members of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Academy announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates at the Academy’s annual meeting on April 28, 2015. Those elected bring the total number of active members to 2,250 and the total number of foreign associates to 452. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.The National Academy of Sciences is an honorific society of distinguished scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and their use for the general welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology. For further information, see: http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/april-28-2015-NAS-Election.html