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Director Julia Heiman Honored as AAAS Fellow

Julia Heiman with IU President Michael McRobbie and Laurie Burns McRobbie. Photo by Ric Cradick, IU Communications.

Dr. Julia Heiman has been elected a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest scientific society.

Dr. Heiman was recognized by the AAAS membership "...for distinguished contributions to research on human sexuality and for inspired leadership in the field of sex research."

Congratulations Dr. Heiman!

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie lauded the achievements of the newly elected fellows, a record 12 from IU.

"Indiana University continues to make major contributions to science through the efforts of faculty such as these distinguished AAAS Fellows," IU President Michael A. McRobbie said.

"They not only represent IU's largest-ever class of AAAS Fellows -- recognized by their peers as among the top scholars in their respective fields and for their sustained academic excellence -- they also reflect a longstanding tradition at IU of our faculty working to improve our society by pushing the frontiers of scientific advancement."

Julia Heiman and Johan Verhulst

"AAAS includes 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science magazine has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The nonprofit AAAS (www.aaas.org) is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more."

The very first AAAS fellow from Indiana University was Kinsey Institute's former director and researcher, anthropologist Dr. Paul Gebhard!


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