February 2, 2022

VUMC’s Knollman, Ware among new AAAS Fellows

Vanderbilt’s Ware, Knollman among new American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced its 2021 class of AAAS Fellows on Jan.

Björn Knollmann, MD, PhD

26, which includes two Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members.

The 2021 fellows from Vanderbilt University Medical Center are:

  • Bjorn Knollmann, MD, professor of Medicine: For distinguished contributions to the field of medicine, particularly for the study of arrhythmia mechanisms leading to the discovery of new treatments of human disease.
  • Lorraine Ware, MD, professor of Medicine: For distinguished contributions to the field of translational research in acute lung injury, particularly for studies of novel mediators of acute respiratory distress syndrome as new therapeutic targets.

Additionally, there are five fellows from Vanderbilt University:

Lorraine Ware, MD
  • Brandt Eichman, William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair and professor of Biological Sciences and professor of Biochemistry.

Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair and professor of Biomedical Engineering, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

  • Jens Meiler, distinguished research professor of Chemistry;.
  • Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Cornelius Vanderbilt chair and professor of Psychology and Human Development at Peabody College of Education and Human Development.
  • Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering and Physics.

AAAS recognized 564 new fellows this year for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Vanderbilt has 138 AAAS fellows among its current and emeriti faculty.

The new fellows will be celebrated Feb. 19 at the association’s annual meeting, which is convening in a hybrid format in Philadelphia and online.