Incoming RSF Trustee Alondra Nelson Elected to National Academy of Medicine

November 3, 2020

Incoming RSF trustee Alondra Nelson, president of the Social Science Research Council, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Widely known for her research at the intersection of science, politics, and social inequality, Nelson is also the Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, and independent research center in Princeton, N.J. In the press release announcing the election of new members to the Academy, Nelson was cited for her pioneering contributions to the understanding of community-based health perspectives; her groundbreaking research on the public understanding of genetics; and for illuminating the social, political, and ethical implications of technoscientific developments for health and well-being. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.  Nelson will officially join the RSF board of trustees at this month’s meeting of the board.


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