This past year, two AAcNS members were elected to the distinguished National Acade- my of Science, Engineering and Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine. They join several other AAcNS members who have held this honor.
Edward F. Chang, MD, Chair and Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco
For deciphering the functional blueprint of speech in the human cerebral cortex, pioneering advanced clinical methods for human brain mapping, and spearheading novel translational neuroprosthetic technology for paralyzed patients.
Karin Marie Muraszko, MD, Julian T. Hoff Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan
For her expertise on the treatment of individuals with brain tumors and congenital neurologic anomalies. She pioneered localized injection therapy with immunotoxin for leptomeningeal disease, presented the first prospective analysis of cerebellar mutism after posterior fossa surgery, and characterized development of syrinx spinal cord cavities with Chiari 1 malformation.