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Major Honors


Discover Emory's current and emeritus faculty members recognized for extraordinary career contributions and achievements by national and international organizations.

The Academia Europaea, or Academy of Europe, is a non-governmental association founded in 1988. Its member scientists and scholars work collectively to promote education and research.

Member of Academia Europaea
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Craig L. HillEmory CollegeChemistry2013

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780, is an independent policy research center advocating scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge. Elected members are leaders in the academic, business, and government sectors.

Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Jimmy CarterThe Carter CenterDistinguished Professor | Former U.S. President1993
Max CooperSchool of MedicineImmunology1992
James CurranSchool of Public HealthEpidemiology2015
Mahlon DeLongSchool of MedicineNeurology2009
Frans de WaalEmory CollegePsychology2008
David EltisEmory CollegeHistory2015
Shoshana FelmanEmory CollegeComparative Literature and French2010
Sander GilmanEmory CollegePsychology2016
Carl HolladaySchool of TheologyNew Testament2017
E. Brooks HolifieldSchool of TheologyAmerican Church History2011
Donald HopkinsThe Carter CenterGlobal Health1997
Melvin KonnerEmory CollegeAnthropology2016
Bruce LevinEmory CollegeBiology2004
Helen MaybergSchool of MedicinePsychiatry2017
Carol NewsomSchool of TheologyOld Testament2016
Ronald SchuchardEmory CollegeEnglish2012
James W. WagnerAdministrationUniversity President Emeritus2009
Stephen WarrenSchool of MedicineHuman Genetics2015
Carol WorthmanEmory CollegeAnthropology2015
Kevin YoungEmory CollegeEnglish and Creative Writing2016
Larry YoungSchool of MedicineNeuroscience2014

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, founded in 1848, is an international nonprofit seeking to advance science for the benefit of all people. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Rafi AhmedSchool of MedicineImmunology2009
Wayne AlexanderSchool of MedicineCardiology1995
Jocelyne BachevalierEmory CollegeNeuroscience2008
Lawrence BarsalouEmory CollegePsychology2010
Jeremy M. BossSchool of MedicineMicrobiology and Immunology2014
Joel BowmanEmory CollegeChemistry2005
Xiaodong ChengSchool of MedicineBiochemistry2012
Max CooperSchool of MedicineImmunology1994
Richard D. CummingsSchool of MedicineBiochemistry2014
Huw DaviesEmory CollegeChemistry2012
Michael DavisSchool of MedicinePsychiatry1990
Mahlon DeLongSchool of MedicineNeurology1999
Ray DingledineSchool of MedicinePharmacology2003
Dale EdmondsonSchool of MedicineBiochemistry2008
Haian FuSchool of MedicinePharmacology2014
Randy A. HallSchool of MedicinePharmacology2014
John R. HeplerSchool of MedicinePharmacology2014
Craig HillEmory CollegeChemistry2006
James HughesSchool of MedicineInfectious Diseases2001
Eric HunterSchool of MedicinePathology2002
Michael M.E. JohnsSchool of MedicineOtolaryngology1992
Fadlo R. KhuriSchool of MedicineHematology and Medical Oncology2014
Pat MarstellerEmory CollegeBiology2014
Michelle LamplEmory CollegeAnthropology2010
Steven L'HernaultEmory CollegeBiology1990
Dennis LiottaEmory CollegeChemistry2002
John LucchesiEmory CollegeBiology1988
David LynnEmory CollegeChemistry2010
Helen MaybergSchool of MedicinePsychiatry2013
Shuming NieSchool of MedicineBiomedical Engineering2012
Walter A. OrensteinSchool of MedicineMedicine and Pediatrics2017
Albert PadwaEmory CollegeOrganic Chemistry2007
Sidney PerkowitzEmory CollegePhysics2001
Harriet RobinsonSchool of MedicineMicrobiology and Immunology2007
Fred SanfilippoSchool of MedicinePathology2004
Dong Moon ShinSchool of MedicineHematology and Medical Oncology2016
Donald SteinSchool of MedicineEmergency Medicine1985
David S. StephensSchool of MedicineMedicine2014
Stephen F. TraynelisSchool of MedicinePharmacology2014
Carol WorthmanEmory CollegeAnthropology2011
Shozo YokoyamaEmory CollegeBiology2004
Larry YoungSchool of MedicinePsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences2009
Stuart ZolaSchool of MedicineNeuroscience2009

The Breakthrough Prize honors important, primarily recent, achievements in the sciences. The recognition is accompanied by a $3 million award.

Recipients of the Breakthrough Prize
NameSchoolExpertiseCategoryYear of Election
Mahlon DeLongSchool of MedicineNeurologyLife Sciences2014

The Académie des Sciences of the Institut de France, or Academy of Sciences of the Institute of France, was founded in 1666 and is committed to the advancement of science.

Member of the Académie des Sciences
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Max CooperSchool of MedicineImmunology2017

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, founded in 1953, promotes scientific research and education with a specific focus on areas including cell biology, structural biology, genetics, immunology, and neuroscience.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Investigators receive long-term, flexible funding to provide freedom to explore their research ideas through to fruition. Those selected bring innovative approaches to research and are based at host institutions across the United States.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Stephen WarrenSchool of MedicineHuman Genetics1991-2002

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors

Professors receive five-year grants and become permanent members of the HHMI community. Those selected are accomplished research scientists pursuing innovative approaches to teaching.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Victor CorcesEmory CollegeBiology2006-2010
David LynnEmory CollegeChemistry2002-2006

The annual Japan Prize recognizes scientists and engineers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology that further the cause of peace and prosperity.

Recipient of Japan Prize
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Max CooperSchool of MedicineImmunology2018

The Lasker Awards, among the most respected science prizes in the world, recognize the contributions of scientists, clinicians, and public servants making major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of human disease.

Recipients of the Lasker Awards
NameSchoolExpertiseCategoryYear of Election
Mahlon DeLongSchool of MedicineNeurologyClinical Medical Research2014
William H. FoegeSchool of Public HealthGlobal HealthPublic Service2001

The National Academy of Education, founded in 1965, honors U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.

Member of National Academy of Education
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Vanessa Siddle WalkerEmory CollegeAfrican American Studies2018

The National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit organization founded in 2010, supports academic invention, technology, and innovation. Election as a fellow recognizes a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions making a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and society's welfare.

Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Huw DaviesEmory CollegeChemistry2014
Dennis LiottaEmory CollegeChemistry2013
Jonathan J. LangbergSchool of MedicineCardiology2017
John S. Lollar IIISchool of MedicinePediatrics2015
Helen MaybergSchool of MedicinePsychiatry2015
Barbara O. RothbaumSchool of MedicinePsychiatry2017
Raymond SchinaziSchool of MedicinePediatrics2013
James W. WagnerAdministrationUniversity President Emeritus2013

Membership in the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service.

The Institute of Medicine (now the NAM) was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise the nation on medical and health issues. In 2015, the National Academy of Medicine joined the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in the newly formed National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ("the Academies").

Members of the National Academy of Medicine
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Rafi AhmedSchool of MedicineImmunology2014
Ruth BerkelmanSchool of Public HealthEpidemiology2004
Otis BrawleySchool of MedicineHematology and Medical Oncology2015
Robert F. BreimanSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health2017
Claire BroomeSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health1996
Deborah W. BrunerSchool of NursingNursing2016
Max CooperSchool of MedicineImmunology1990
James CurranSchool of Public HealthEpidemiology1993
Mahlon DeLongSchool of MedicineNeurology2004
Carlos del RioSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health2013
Raymond DingledineSchool of MedicinePharmacology2010
William H. FoegeSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health1979
James GavinSchool of MedicineEndocrinology1996
Donald HopkinsThe Carter CenterGlobal Health1987
James HughesSchool of MedicineInfectious Diseases2002
Sherman A. JamesSchool of Public HealthEpidemiology2000
Michael M.E. JohnsSchool of MedicineOtolaryngology1993
Luella KleinSchool of MedicineGynecology and Obstetrics1988
Keith KlugmanSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health2015
Jeff KoplanSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health1999
Chris LarsenSchool of MedicineSurgery2014
Allan I. LeveySchool of MedicineNeurology2017
Ricardo MartinezSchool of MedicineEmergency Medicine2004
Reynaldo MartorellSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health2002
Helen MaybergSchool of MedicinePsychology2008
Linda McCauleySchool of NursingEnvironmental and Occupational Health2008
K.M. Venkat NarayanSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health2016
Godfrey OakleySchool of Public HealthEpidemiology2003
Walter OrensteinSchool of MedicineInfectious Diseases2006
Mark RosenbergTask Force for Global HealthGlobal Health1995
Barbara StollSchool of MedicinePediatrics2009
Stephen WarrenSchool of MedicineHuman Genetics2004

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit society chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1863 to provide independent, objective advice about science and technology. Members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

In 2015, the National Academy of Sciences joined the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering in the newly formed National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ("the Academies").

Members of the National Academy of Sciences
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Rafi AhmedSchool of MedicineImmunology2009
Max CooperSchool of MedicineImmunology1998
Frans de WaalEmory CollegePsychology2004
Bruce LevinEmory CollegeEvolutionary Biology2012
Stephen WarrenSchool of MedicineHuman Genetics2011

The Nobel Prize, a preeminent international honor, recognizes singular contributions in the fields of chemistry, economic sciences, literature, medicine, peace, and physics.

Nobel Laureate
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Former U.S. President Jimmy CarterThe Carter CenterPeace2002
The XIV Dalai LamaEmory-Tibet PartnershipPeace1989

The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, recognizes "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
William H. FoegeSchool of Public HealthGlobal Health2011

The Pulitzer Prizes, established by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, recognize excellence in journalism and the arts with annual awards. 

Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Hank KlibanoffEmory CollegeHistory2007

The Royal Society of London, founded in 1660, is an independent academy that recognizes, promotes, and supports excellence in science and encourages the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Member of the Royal Society of London
NameSchoolExpertiseYear of Election
Max CooperSchool of MedicineImmunology2017