Dr. Joseph Wu Elected 2019 AAAS Fellow

November 26, 2019

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD, has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and earned the lifetime distinction of AAAS Fellow, in honor of his invaluable contributions to science and technology. Dr. Wu is the Simon H. Stertzer Professor of Medicine and Radiology and director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

The 443 newly elected Fellows represent each of AAAS’s 24 sections, from neuroscience and psychology to social, economic and political sciences. The honor recognizes diverse accomplishments, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations and advancing public understanding of science.

In order to be considered for the rank of Fellow, a AAAS member must be nominated by three previously elected Fellows, the steering group of a AAAS section, or the organization’s CEO. Nominations go through a two-step review process, with the relevant steering group reviewing nominations in their section and the AAAS Council voting on the final list. AAAS encourages its sections and Council to consider diversity among those nominated and selected as Fellows, in keeping with the association’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

AAAS is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to “advance science, engineering and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” The organization promotes science and technology research and applications, and works to enhance communication among and between scientists, engineers and the public. AAAS publishes six peer-reviewed journals, including Science.

Congratulations, Dr. Wu!