Professor Eve Marder named to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Eve Marder ’69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM), the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, Oct. 1.
The IOM produces scientific studies for Congress, federal agencies and independent organizations about national health issues. Its members act as medical advisers to politicians and non-governmental workers and the organization runs forums, roundtables and other activities to promote discussion and discovery in medicine.
Election to the institute is based on professional achievement and involvement in critical public health issues.
Marder is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards, most recently the 2013 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007, and served as president of the Society for Neuroscience in 2007-2008. Earlier this year, she was appointed to the scientific group leading the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative, a $100 million effort spearheaded by the White House to revolutionize our understanding of the brain.
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