Sharon Rounds was recognized for her distinguished contributions to science.
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Sharon Rounds, MD, was elected by her peers as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific society announced last month.
The organization also elected Rounds’ colleague George Karniadakis, the Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics. They will be formally recognized in February at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Rounds is a professor of medicine and of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School and a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Providence VA Medical Center. AAAS cited her “distinguished contributions to the field of pulmonary/critical care/sleep medicine, particularly for the role of the pulmonary endothelium in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury and pulmonary hypertension.”
Rounds has been continuously supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1981. She is co-principal investigator of the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology Center for Biomedical Research Excellence and also serves as director of the Advance-CTR Pilot Projects program, both of which aim to catalyze innovative research by providing seed funding for young investigators.
Rounds and Karniadakis are part of a class of 416 distinguished researchers elected in this year’s class of fellows.