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UCSF Chancellor inducted into Academy of Arts and Sciences
Date:10/9/2010

des world leaders in biomedical research, the nation's premier graduate schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry, and an academic medical center that has ranked among the top 10 nationwide for the past decade.

The Cambridge, Mass., ceremony was part of a three-day event to officially welcome the 230th class of new fellows and foreign honorary members into the Academy.

"The Induction ceremony celebrates the Academy's mission and the accomplishments of its newly elected members," said Academy President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Berlowitz. "Through three centuries of service, the Academy and its fellows have been dedicated to intellectual leadership and constructive action in America and the world."

The 210 new fellows and 18 foreign honorary members are leaders in research, scholarship, business, the arts, and public affairs.

Among the inductees are Nobel laureate economist Myron Scholes; the Archbishop of Canterbury; Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, G. Wayne Clough; veteran diplomat and President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Robert L. Gallucci; actor Denzel Washington; 15-term congressman and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jim Leach; and former Federal Reserve System Vice Chair Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.; actor and director Liev Schreiber, and federal judge Diane Wood.

Three other UCSF faculty also will be named as fellows in the ceremony: Samuel H. Barondes, director of the UCSF Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry; Howard L. Fields, principal investigator in the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center; and Deepak Srivastava, director of the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease. They join more than 50 UCSF faculty members who previously have been named as fellows in the past.

Other new fellows are astronomer Geoffrey Marcy, who discovered more than half of the currently known extrasolar planets; chemist Joseph
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Contact: Kristen Bole
kristen.bole@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California -- San Francisco
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