For Release: July 17, 2013
Contact: Derik Hertel, (603) 650-1211 or Derik.Hertel@Dartmouth.edu
Dartmouth's Jason Moore selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences
Professor Jason H. Moore of Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine has been selected as a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for 2013. The Kavli program honors young scientists who are considered leaders in their fields and have made significant contributions to science. Moore was selected this year for his expertise in translational bioinformatics and personalized medicine. Fellows are invited to attend, present and network at U.S. and international Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia, at which some of the world's brightest young scientists convene to share the exciting research taking place in their fields.
Moore presented his work, "Exploiting interestingness in a computational evolution system for the genome-wide genetic analysis of Alzheimer's disease" at the Third Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium in Bali, Indonesia in June 2013. Unlike many scientific conferences that have a narrow technical focus in a single field, the Frontiers symposia aim to bring together the world's thought leaders in a broad range of disciplines to communicate, share ideas, and foster future collaborative research.
The NAS and Kavli foundation advisory board selects Kavli fellows from among scientists who received prestigious fellowships, awards, and other honors, or who are nominated by NAS members and previous fellows. Eighteen percent of those elected to the National Academy of Sciences have been Kavli fellows. One hundred and thirty-six Kavli fellows have been elected to the NAS since the program's inception in 1989 and eight have won Nobel Prizes.
Jason H. Moore is Third Century Professor, Professor of Genetics and Community and Family Medicine at Geisel, Director of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Director for Bioinformatics at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and Associate Director of SYNERGY. "It was a real honor to be selected as a Kavli Fellow and to have the opportunity to interact with so many talented Indonesian and American scientists from diverse backgrounds," says Moore. "This was by far one of the most inspirational scientific conferences I have ever been to."
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the communities it serves through excellence in learning, discovery, and healing. The nation's fourth-oldest medical school, the Geisel School of Medicine has been home to many firsts in medical education, research and practice, including the discovery of the mechanism for how light resets biological clocks, creating the first multispecialty intensive care unit, the first comprehensive examination of U.S. health care variations (The Dartmouth Atlas), and helping establish the first Center for Health Care Delivery Science, which launched in 2010. As one of America's top medical schools, Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is committed to training new generations of diverse health care leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in health care.
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