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Date:12/11/2013

ur ability to innovate health care reform. We are so proud of Dr.'s Wittwer, Prestwich and Cannon-Albright for their work on this front, and for this recognition."

Prestwich, Cannon-Albright and Wittwer join four other U of U faculty and administrators who are charter NAI fellows: President David W. Pershing, Ph.D., a chemical engineer, Stephen C. Jacobsen, Ph.D., distinguished professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, Sung Wan Kim, Ph.D., distinguished professor of pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry and bioengineering, and Parks, a neurobiologist, former chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy and co-founder of NPS Pharmaceuticals.

The 143 innovators elected to NAI Fellow status represent 94 universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. Included in the 2013 class are 26 presidents and senior leadership of research universities and non-profit research institutes, 69 members of the National Academies (Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering), five inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, two recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Science and nine Nobel Laureates.

Deputy U.S. Commissioner for Patents Andy Faile, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will induct the new fellows during the 3rd Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, on Mar. 7, 2014, in Alexandria, Va., at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Fellows will be presented with a special trophy and a rosette pin.

The NAI Fellows Selection Committee comprises 13 Members, including NAI Charter Fellows, recipients of U.S. National Medals, National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees, members of the National Academies and senior officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and t
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Contact: Phil Sahm
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University of Utah Health Sciences
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