Three Pew Scholars Named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, on Nov. 25 named 338 new fellows, including Pew biomedical scholars James Bliska (1994), M. Bishr Omary (1989), and Richard Padgett (1986). AAAS fellows are selected based on their demonstrated efforts to advance science or its applications.

James Bliska, a professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at Stony Brook University, has been elected as a fellow of AAAS' Section on Medical Sciences for his studies of disease-causing bacteria.

M. Bishr Omary, a professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Michigan, has also been elected as an AAAS fellow in Medical Sciences. Omary's work focuses on gastroenterology and cell biology.

Richard A. Padgett, a staff member of the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, has been recognized as a fellow of AAAS' Section on Biological Sciences for his research into gene regulation.

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James Bliska,
1994 Pew biomedical scholar 
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M. Bishr Omary,
1989 Pew biomedical scholar
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Richard A. Padgett,
1986 Pew biomedical scholar

View the press release and full list of honorees from AAAS here: