Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
This year, 401 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
As part of the Section on Biological Sciences, Korf was elected as an AAAS fellow for distinguished contributions to the field of human and medical genetics, particularly for research at the interface of discovery and translation.
This year’s fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Nov. 28 and recognized Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California.