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Emory students have access to a remarkable asset: Emory faculty. Students learn from dedicated teachers who are also recognized for their distinctive research expertise.

Emory's faculty includes:

  • 46 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 32 members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine)
  • 36 fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
  • 21 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 7 fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • 8 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
  • 5 members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2 Lasker Award winners
  • 2 Howard Hughes Medical Institute professors
  • 1 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

Notable members of Emory's faculty include:

  • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
  • CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff
  • Former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Jeffrey Koplan

Recognition: 2018

American Association for the Advancement of SciencePatricia Marsteller, the associate dean of undergraduate research and scholarship and a professor of practice in the Emory College Arts and Sciences biology department, is named chair-elect of the Section on Education of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
American Educational Research AssociationVanessa Siddle Walker, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Educational Studies at Emory University, is voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
CAREER grantEmory mathematics and computer science professor Lars Ruthotto has received an award from the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. The five-year CAREER grants, among the NSF's most prestigious awards, support scientists who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research integrated with excellence in education.
Guggenheim FellowshipEmory professors Carol Anderson and C. Jean Campbell are awarded Guggenheim Fellowships to support their groundbreaking research. Carol Anderson, a historian and Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies, won a fellowship in constitutional studies. C. Jean Campbell, a professor of late medieval and Renaissance art history, won a fellowship in fine arts research.
Alexander von Humboldt Research AwardJoel Bowman, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Chemistry, has received the prestigious international Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in recognition of his lifetime achievements in research as well as his high potential for new discoveries.

Recognition: 2017

American Public Health Association AwardDabney P. Evans, assistant professor of global health at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, is selected as the recipient of the American Public Health Association (APHA)'s 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health. 
Andrew Carnegie FellowPolly J. Price, professor of law and professor of global health at Emory University, is named one of 35 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie fellowship. Each fellow receives up to $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities—the most generous stipend of its kind.
Arthur S. Agaston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention AwardPeter W. F. Wilson is the recipient of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography's (SCCT) Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award.
Econometric Society FellowTao Zha, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics, is named a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a small group of economic luminaries elected by their peers.
Mortimer Spiegelman AwardLimin Peng, professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, is selected as the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award recipient. 
Poetry Society of America awardsTwo poems by Jericho Brown, associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, earn top honors in the Poetry Society of America’s (PSA) awards.
Public Intellectuals FellowBin Xu, a Confucius Institute professor in Emory’s Department of Sociology, is named a fellow in the Public Intellectuals Program (PIP) sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

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