Five members of the Duke University faculty, including William J. Steinbach, MD, and one staff member have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
They are among 416 new fellows this year who are being recognized for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
William J. Steinbach, MD, professor of pediatrics and chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases has been recognized by the medical sciences division for his contributions to the field of fungal molecular pathogenesis and invasive fungal infection epidemiology, diagnosis and management, particularly for aspergillosis disease and pediatric patients.
Notably, Steinbach is the fifth Duke pediatrician to receive this honor. Former elected AAAS Fellows in pediatrics include Samuel L. Katz, MD; Rebecca Buckley, MD; Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD; and Michael Kastan, MD, PhD.
This year’s Fellows will be recognized at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in February.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals, AAAS has individual members in more than 91 countries around the globe. Membership is open to anyone who shares the organization’s goals and a belief that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.