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Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe elected to The National Academy of Medicine

Nov 1
2019

Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe elected to The National Academy of Medicine View MoreBACK

AFAR is pleased to announce that Kristine Yaffe, MD, was elected to the esteemed National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on October 21, 2019.

New members are elected to NAM by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

NAM’s selection recognizes Dr. Yaffe’s her pioneering work in the epidemiology of dementia, and leadership in identifying modifiable risk factors that transformed the field of cognitive aging and revolutionized our concept of dementia prevention.

Dr. Yaffe is a 2001 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging Scholar recipient. She is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, as well as the Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Yaffe will also serve as one of four Principal Investigators for the new National Institute on Aging (NIA) Clin-STAR Coordinating Center.

Dr. Yaffe joins an roster of other AFAR experts elected to the esteemed National Academies including past grantees Judith Campisi, PhD, and Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD. Dr. Campisi was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Cuervo was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Read more about Dr. Yaffe’s election to the National Academy of Medicine here.





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