Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar has celebrated the historic election of Subra Suresh – President of Carnegie Mellon University – to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), making him the only current university president to be elected to all three US national academies.
The IOM recognized Suresh for advancing health and medicine through his research into cell mechanics related to malaria, blood diseases and certain types of cancer.
The national academies (IOM, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering) are honorific, private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world, helping to shape policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering and medicine.
"Election to a National Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers, scientists and medical and health professionals," said CMU-Q Dean Ilker Baybars. "As one of only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three national academies, Suresh’s work reflects CMU’s interdisciplinary nature and collaborative spirit, a spirit we continue to honor both on the Pittsburgh and Doha campuses."
In addition to the three US National Academies, Suresh has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, German National Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Developing World, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy, and Indian Academy of Sciences.
He has been elected a fellow or honorary member of all the major materials research societies in the United States and India.
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