Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, Ray M. Hayworth and Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is among six UNC faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Sullivan is also an adjunct professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences.
The association, the world's largest general scientific society, elects fellows to recognize their efforts toward advancing science applications that are considered scientifically or socially distinguished.
Sullivan was recognized for his contributions to understanding the genetics of schizophrenia, smoking behavior and major depression.
Along with Sullivan, the new fellows from UNC are biologist Kerry S. Bloom, PhD; anthropologist Paul W. Leslie, PhD; chemist Wenbin Lin, PhD; computer scientist Dinesh Manocha, PhD; and physicist John F. Wilkerson, PhD.
The six are among 503 scientists awarded the honor this year. New fellows will be presented with a certificate and a rosette pin at the association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in February.
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