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Eric Engels Elected 2022 AAAS Fellow

, by Elise Tookmanian, Ph.D.

Dr. Engels, IIB branch chief and senior investigator

Eric Engels

Eric A. Engels, M.D., M.P.H., senior investigator and director of the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) was recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. He is one of 505 scientists, engineers, and innovators who have been elected to the 2022 class of Fellows for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements throughout their careers.

Dr. Engels joined DCEG in 1998 as a senior staff fellow, became an investigator in 2000, and was tenured in 2007. He was appointed Branch Director of IIB in 2017. He is an international expert on the epidemiology of cancer in immunosuppressed individuals and leads the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match (HACM) Study and the Transplant Cancer Match Study.

A tradition dating back to 1874, election as a AAAS Fellow is a lifetime honor, and all Fellows are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity. Distinguished past honorees include W.E.B. DuBois, Ellen Ochoa, Steven Chu, Grace Hopper, Alan Alda, and Mae Jemison. Dr. Engels is among seventy Fellows who have been elected from the National Cancer Institute throughout its history.