Dr. Vivian Cheung, professor of Pediatric Neurology and Human Genetics has been selected as the vice president-elect of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). With this election, she will serve as the president-elect in year two and president in year three.
Dr. Cheung is a HHMI investigator and research professor in the Life Science Institute. Dr. Cheung currently is serving on the Board of the American Society of Human Genetics, the Council of the NIH/ NIEHS and the ASCI Council.
The ASCI is an honorary society to which physician-scientists from all medical specialties belong. Members are elected to ASCI on the basis of an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. The ASCI includes physician-scientists who are active clinically, in basic research, or in teaching. Many of its senior members are widely recognized leaders in academic medicine. The ASCI supports research into basic mechanisms and/or treatments of human disease, and to the education of future generations of physician-scientists. The ASCI considers the nominations of several hundred physician-scientists from the United States and abroad each year and elects up to 80 new members each year for their significant research accomplishments relatively early in their careers.