Dr. Bryan K. Slinker, Chair of IPN for a number
of years and recently named Dean for the College of Veterinary
Medicine was among the six WSU faculty members selected as new
Fellows for the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine now has four AAAS Fellows in
According to a statement from AAAS, Dr. Slinker and the others five
members from WSU are among 486 chosen as fellows this year "because
of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance
science or its applications." The official announcement of
these new members will be made in the December 19 (2009) issue of
the journal of Science.
According to the Dean's
blog announcement of the award, an AAAS Fellow is defined as "a
Member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its
applications are scientifically or socially distinguished." Examples
of areas in which nominees may have made significant contributions
are research; teaching; technology; services to professional
societies; administration in academe, industry, and government; and
communicating and interpreting science to the public. One could
argue that Dr. Slinker fits ALL of these categories, and our
congratulations go out to him on being thus recognized.