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Blanche Alter and Robert Hoover Elected to Association of American Physicians

Blanche Alter and Robert Hoover.

Blanche Alter and Robert Hoover

In February 2020, Blanche P. Alter, M.D., M.P.H., senior clinician in the Clinical Genetics Branch, and Robert N. Hoover, M.D., Sc.D., Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, were elected to the prestigious American Association of Physicians (AAP), a society of America’s leading physician-scientists who exemplify the pinnacle of pioneering and enduring contributions to improve health.

Each year, individuals who have attained this excellence are competitively selected for nomination by at least two current members. Their election gives them the opportunity to showcase and share their science at the AAP annual meeting, as well as participate in discussions on issues of science and practice for the public good. The AAP seeks to inspire the full breadth of physician-led research across all fields of science related to medicine and health, and to build a community of physician scientists in support of the principle that objective science and evidence are essential foundations for improving patient care and the health of Americans. 

“It is a great honor both for them and for DCEG,” shared Stephen J. Chanock, M.D., Division Director.

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