In April, Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Chief of DCEG’s Laboratory of Translational Genomics and Director of the NCI Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory, was elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP) during its annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
The goals of AAP members include the pursuit of medical knowledge and the advancement, through experimentation and discovery, of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Each year, AAP recognizes individuals who have attained excellence in achieving these goals by nominating them for membership. Election to this prestigious association is a great honor, and members of AAP have included Nobel laureates as well as members of the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine. The organization comprises approximately 1,300 active members and 600 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada, and other countries.