The ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization in the United States.
Goldman will study Diamond Blackfin Anemia, a rare, childhood bone marrow failure syndrome.
Friedman will conduct research on medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor found in children.
The organization is the European equivalent to the National Academy of Sciences.
Halanych succeeds W.J. Many, M.D., who recently was named dean of the new Montgomery branch campus of the UAB School of Medicine.