University of Michigan School of Public Health professor Dr. Patricia Peyser has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Peyser, a professor in the department of epidemiology, is recognized for her distinguished contributions to the field of genetic epidemiology, particularly for discoveries in cardiovascular disease.
Election as a fellow, a tradition that began in 1874, is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. AAAS Fellows are recognized for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
The awards were announced today by AAAS. Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.