Published: Oct. 13, 2009 By

Kristy AnsethKristi Anseth, a University of Colorado at Boulder distinguished professor and the Tisone Professor in chemical and biological engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Anseth, who also is an associate professor of surgery at the University of Colorado Denver and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is among 65 new members and five foreign associates announced by the institute today. Membership in the Institute of Medicine recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

The institute was established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1970, and is both an honorific and an advisory organization. By charter, at least one-quarter of its membership is selected from outside the health professions. CU-Boulder distinguished professors Tom Cech of chemistry and biochemistry, and Jane Menken of sociology also are members, along with 11 faculty members at the University of Colorado Denver.

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