Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, and David M. Holtzman, MD, were elected recently to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Recognized for their major contributions in the advancement of medical sciences and health care, they are among 65 members whose elections were announced on Oct. 13. As members, Gordon and Holtzman make a commitment to devote a significant amount of volunteer time on committees engaged in a broad range of health-policy issues.
Gordon is the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distin-guished University Professor and head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology. He was appointed director of the new Center for Genome Sciences at Washington University in 2004. His honors include the Marion Merrell Dow Distinguished Prize in Gastro-intestinal Physiology, the Senior Scholar Award in Global Infectious Diseases by the Ellison Medical Foundation and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Holtzman is the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and chair of the Department of Neurology and chief of neurology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. One of the leading experts in researching the underlying mechanisms that lead to Alzheimer's disease, his past honors include the MetLife Foundation award for research on Alzheimer's Disease, a MERIT award from the National Institute on Aging and being selected as one of the Scientific American 50.