October 12, 2009 > Institute of Medicine Elects New Members

Election to the Institute of Medicine is one of the highest honors that can be earned in the fields of medicine and health.  In recognition of their outstanding achievements, 10 members of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation circle were inducted this October:

Russ B. Altman, MD, PhD (Former Damon Runyon Sponsor), Stanford University, Stanford, California

Patrick O. Brown, MD, PhD (Damon Runyon Sponsor), Stanford University, Stanford, California

Martin Chalfie, PhD (Former Damon Runyon Sponsor), Columbia University, New York, New York

Thomas Curran, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘82-‘84 and Fellowship Award Committee Member ‘93-‘97), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tyler Jacks, PhD (Fellowship Award Committee Member and Damon Runyon Sponsor), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Alexandra L. Joyner, PhD (Fellowship Award Committee Member ‘97-‘01), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Michel C. Nussenzweig, PhD (Fellowship Award Committee Member ‘00-‘02), The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

Gary B. Ruvkun, PhD (Fellowship Award Committee Member ‘01-‘05 and Damon Runyon Sponsor), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Amita Sehgal, PhD (Fellowship Award Committee Member and Damon Runyon Sponsor), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD (Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Mentor and Former Damon Runyon Sponsor), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

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