Since 1780 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has been honoring the world’s leading scientists, scholars, artists, business executives, and public leaders. And this fall, a University of Minnesota Medical School scientist has joined this exclusive and prestigious group.
Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D., director of the University’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, was inducted into the 225th Class of Fellows in October along with 195 other new fellows and 17 new foreign honorary members. Other 2005 awardees include the late Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, TV newsman Tom Brokaw, actor Sidney Poitier, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eric Cornell, and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Ugurbil, who holds the McKnight Presidential Chair in Radiology, is one of 28 University of Minnesota faculty members invited to join the academy over the years. Anne Pusey, director of the University’s Jane Goodall Center for Primate Research, was also inducted in 2005.