Hongjie Dai, Julie Parsonnet and Joseph Wu are among the 90 regular members and 10 international members elected this year to the academy, which aims to provide independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.
November 18, 2019
Hongjie Dai, PhD, professor of chemistry; Julie Parsonnet, MD, professor of medicine and of health research and policy; and Joseph Wu, MD, professor of medicine and of radiology, have been elected members of the National Academy of Medicine.
They are among the 90 regular members and 10 international members elected this year to the academy, which aims to provide independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues.
Dai is the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor in Chemistry in the School of Humanities and Sciences. His lab’s research spans chemistry, physics, and materials and biomedical sciences, and has led to materials with properties useful in electronics, energy storage and biomedicine. Recent developments include near-infrared-II fluorescence imaging, ultra-sensitive diagnostic assays, a fast-charging aluminum battery and inexpensive electrocatalysts that split water into oxygen and hydrogen fuels. Dai is a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, the Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute, the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Stanford Bio-X.
Parsonnet, the George DeForest Barnett Professor in Medicine, researches how microbial exposures in children affect long-term health; the role played by the skin microbiome, the microbial ecosystem that coats our skin, in the development of allergies; the effects of antimicrobials in personal-care products on infection, inflammation, endocrine function and the microbiome; and how exposure to infectious diseases influences generational changes in human physiology. She is a member of the Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute and of the Stanford Cancer Institute.
Wu is the director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor. His lab studies stem cells and genomics. The main goals are to understand cardiovascular disease mechanisms, accelerate drug discovery and apply precision medicine to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Wu is a member of Stanford Bio-X, the Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute and the Stanford Cancer Institute.
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