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Sterk elected to National Academy of Medicine

Claire Sterk

Claire Sterk, President

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected Emory President Claire Sterk to its 2018 class of 75 leading health scientists and 10 international members.

A pioneering public health scholar, Sterk became Emory’s 20th president in 2016 and is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health. Before becoming president, she served as the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

Sterk’s work has focused on social and health disparities, addiction and infectious diseases (specifically HIV/AIDS), community engagement, and the importance of developing women leaders.

As a leader in higher education, she emphasizes the choices and responsibilities of research universities and their real-world impact. She is leading efforts to broaden research across the university, including enriched opportunities for student research. Emory’s new strategic framework includes a heightened focus on serving both Atlanta and global communities through enhanced research partnerships.

Membership in the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Emory currently has 31 members.

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