Dec. 19, 2011
Emory Anthropologist Named AAAS Fellow
Anthropologist Carol Worthman of Emory University has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
This year 539 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. This year’s AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Dec. 23.
Worthman is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and director of the Laboratory for Comparative Human Biology at Emory. She combines laboratory, field and population research for the study of biocultural dynamics in human development, reproduction, and mental and physical health.
As part of the anthropology section, Worthman was cited “for distinguished contributions to anthropology, including reproductive and behavioral ecology, developmental epidemiology and mental health, and techniques enabling noninvasive evaluation of endocrine and immune systems.”
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.