Giovanni Parmigiani, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 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 416 members have been awarded this AAAS honor because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Parmigiani, former Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Dana-Farber, was elected as an AAAS Fellow for his distinguished contributions to the field of applied statistics, particularly for predictive modeling of cancer susceptibility, analysis of genomic data, and analysis of cross-study replicability.
The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can be considered for the rank of Fellow if nominated by the steering groups of the Association, or by any three Fellows who are current AAAS members, or by the AAAS chief executive officer. Fellows must have been continuous members of AAAS for four years. AAAS Fellow’s lifetime honor comes with an expectation that recipients maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.
This year’s AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 29, 2018. New Fellows will be officially recognized on February 16 at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.