Honors

The faculty at NYU School of Medicine are active leaders in their academic disciplines. They have been recognized with prestigious awards, and honored with membership in academies such as the Institute of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science. Listed here are national and international recognitions and honors.

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NAS

The National Academy of Sciences recognizes excellence in original scientific research or distinguished and continuing achievements in science. 

Jef Boeke Jef D. Boeke, PhD
Professor and director of the Institute for Systems Genetics (ISG)
Joseph E. Ledoux 

Joseph E. Ledoux, PhD 
Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry

Ruth Lehmann

Ruth Lehmann, PhD 
The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Biology and Medicine at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, and director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology

Dan R. Littman

Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD 
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology and professor in the departments of pathology and microbiology

Rodolfo R. Llinas

Rodolfo R. Llinas, MD, PhD 
The Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience

J. Anthony Movshon

J. Anthony Movshon, PhD 
Adjunct professor of neuroscience and physiology

Richard P. Novick

Richard P. Novick, MD
The Recanati Family Professor of Science and professor in the departments of medicine and microbiology

Ruth S. Nussenzweig

Ruth S. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD 
The C.V. Starr Professor of Medical and Molecular Parasitology in the departments of microbiology and pathology

David D. Sabatini

David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD 
The Frederick L. Ehrman Professor of Cell Biology

Richard W. Tsien

Richard W. Tsien, DPhil 
The Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience, director of the NYU Neuroscience Institute, and chair of the department of neuroscience and physiology


IOM
 

The Institute of Medicine honors those based on professional achievement and commitment to service. 

Martin J. Blaser

Martin J. Blaser, MD 
The Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine, professor of microbiology and director of the human microbiome program

Robert Glickman

Robert Glickman, MD 
The Robert M. and Mary H. Glickman Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology

Lewis R. Goldfrank

Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD 
The Herbert W. Adams Professor of Emergency Medicine and chair of the department of emergency medicine

Rochelle Hirschhorn

Rochelle Hirschhorn, MD 
Professor emerita of the departments of medicine, cell biology, and pediatrics

Dan R. Littman

Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD 
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology and professor in the departments of pathology and microbiology

Ruth S. Nussenzweig

Ruth S. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD 
The C.V. Starr Professor of Medical and Molecular Parasitology in the departments of microbiology and pathology

Danny Reinberg

Danny Reinberg, PhD
Professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology

David D. Sabatini

David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD 
The Frederick L. Ehrman Professor of Cell Biology

Richard W. Tsien

Richard W. Tsien, DPhil 
The Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience, director of the NYU Neuroscience Institute, and chair of the department of neuroscience and physiology

Dorothea Zucker-Franklin

Dorothea Zucker-Franklin, MD 
Professor emerita of medicine


IOM
 

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes distinguished achievement in respective academic disciplines.

Martin J. Blaser

Martin J. Blaser, MD 
The Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine, professor of microbiology and director of the human microbiome program

Ruth Lehmann Ruth Lehmann, PhD 
The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Biology and Medicine at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, and director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology
Dan Littman Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD 
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology and professor in the departments of pathology and microbiology
Rodolfo R. Llinas Rodolfo Llinás, MD, PhD 
The Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience
J. Anthony Movshon

J. Anthony Movshon, PhD 
Adjunct professor of neuroscience and physiology

Ruth S. Nussenzweig Ruth S. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD 
The C.V. Starr Professor of Medical and Molecular Parasitology in the departments of microbiology and pathology
Victor Nussenzweig Victor Nussenzweig, MD, PhD 
The Hermann M. Biggs Professor of Preventive Medicine
David D. Sabatini David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD 
The Frederick L. Ehrman Professor of Cell Biology
Dorothea Zucker-Franklin Dorothea Zucker-Franklin, MD 
Professor emerita of medicine

IOM
 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators are selected for their individual scientific excellence. HHMI appointments are considered one of the highest honors bestowed on a biomedical research scientist.

Iannis Aifantis Iannis Aifantis, PhD
Professor and chair of the department of pathology (Early Career Scientist, HHMI)
Jeremy S. Dasen Jeremy S. Dasen, PhD 
Assistant professor of neuroscience and physiology (Early Career Scientist, HHMI)
Ruth Lehmann Ruth Lehmann, PhD 
The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Biology and Medicine at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, and director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology
Dan Littman Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD 
The Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology and professor in the departments of pathology and microbiology
Evgeny Nudler Evgeny Nudler, PhD
The Julie Wilson Anderson Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Michele Pagano Michele Pagano, PhD 
The May Ellen and Gerald Jay Ritter Professor of Oncology in the department of pathology
Danny Reinberg Danny Reinberg, PhD
Professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology

IOM
 

Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Claudio Basilico Claudio Basilico, MD
The Jan T. Vilcek Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis and chair of the department of microbiology
Steven J. Burden Steven J. Burden, PhD
Professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology and cell biology
Moses V. Chao Moses V. Chao, PhD 
Professor in the departments of cell biology, neuroscience and physiology, and psychiatry
Vittorio Defendi Vittorio Defendi, MD
Professor emeritus of pathology
Michael l. Dustin Michael l. Dustin, PhD 
The Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Molecular Immunology and professor of pathology
Judith D. Goldberg Judith D. Goldberg, ScD
Professor and director of the division of biostatistics in the departments of population health and environmental medicine
Rochelle Hirschhorn Rochelle Hirschhorn, MD 
Professor emerita of the departments of medicine, cell biology, and pediatrics
David Levy David E. Levy, PhD
The Dr. Louis A. Schneider Professor of Molecular Pathology, professor in the departments of pathology and microbiology, and associate dean for collaborative science
J. Anthony Movshon J. Anthony Movshon, PhD 
Adjunct professor of neuroscience and physiology
Richard P. Novick Richard P. Novick, MD
The Recanati Family Professor of Science and professor in the departments of medicine and microbiology
Danny Reinberg Danny Reinberg, PhD 
Professor of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology
David D. Sabatini David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD 
The Frederick L. Ehrman Professor of Cell Biology
Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks, MD 
Professor of Neurology
Tung-Tien Sun Tung-Tien Sun, PhD 
Rudolf L. Baer Professor of Dermatology and professor in the departments of dermatology, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular pharmacology, and urology
Jan T. Vilcek Jan T. Vilcek, MD, PhD 
Professor of microbiology
Susan B. Zolla-Pazner Susan B. Zolla-Pazner, PhD
Professor of pathology
Dorothea Zucker-Franklin, MD
Professor emerita of medicine

NAS
 
Rodolfo LlinĂ¡s
Rodolfo Llinás, MD, PhD, 
received the Gold Medal from Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Cajal Medal from the Queen of Spain
Jan Vilcek Jan Vilcek, MD, PhD, was honored at the White House when he received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
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