Dr. Kami Kim has been elected as a 2013 Academy Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology. Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. This prestigious honor recognizes Dr. Kim’s significant contributions to the field of microbiology. She is professor of medicine (infectious diseases), of microbiology & immunology and of pathology.
Laudable Leadership — Dr. Yvette Calderon was chosen by the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine as a member of its 2013-14 class of fellows. The program, now in its 19th year, is the only one of its kind nationally dedicated to preparing senior women faculty for leadership at academic health centers. Selection as an ELAM fellow is based on a national competition whose metrics include demonstrated academic leadership accomplishments and potential for senior leadership growth. Dr. Calderon was nominated by Deans Allen M. Spiegel and Edward R. Burns. She is professor of clinical emergency medicine, as well as associate dean for minority enhancement.
Recognizing Excellence — Dr. William Jacobs and Dr. Robert Singer have the prestigious honor of election to the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Dr. Jacobs is professor of microbiology & immunology and of genetics, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Dr. Singer is professor and co-chair of anatomy and structural biology, as well as co-director of the Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center and of the Integrated Imaging Program. He also holds the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Anatomy & Structural Biology.