December 20, 2011
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Three UCSF researchers will be awarded the distinction of fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February 2012 for their scientific research in reproductive medicine, statistics and stem cells.
The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling.
The association will award this honor to 539 new fellows for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished, according to the association.
The new Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Dec. 23 and in a news release. They will be recognized on Saturday, Feb. 18, during the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.
The UCSF researchers were named fellows with the following distinctions:
The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874 and is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers, according to the AAAS. Members can be considered for the honor if nominated by the steering groups of the association's 24 sections, by any three fellows who are current AAAS members or by the AAAS chief executive officer.
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