Four faculty named to American Association for the Advancement of Science class

Four faculty members from the University of Pittsburgh have been named to the most recent class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows, one of the most distinct honors within the scientific community — and a historic one as well, dating to 1874.

They are among 564 fellows announced Jan. 26. The four faculty recognized are:

Kay Brummond, associate dean of faculty and a professor of chemistry in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Sarah Gaffen, professor in the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at School of Medicine

Steven R. Little, professor and department chair of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering as well as a faculty member in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and bioengineering, immunology, ophthalmology and pharmaceutical sciences departments

Jerry Vockley, professor of pediatrics and pediatric research at the School of Medicine and a professor of human genetics at the Graduate School of Public Health

The nominating and vetting process includes a cadre of scientists, engineers and innovators recognized for achievements across disciplines ranging across research, teaching, administration, industry, government and communications.

Read more about the work of these faculty member on Pittwire.