Distinguished USF Health Professor Kevin Kip elected 2018 Fellow of AAAS

Distinguished USF Health Professor Kevin E. Kip, PhD, was one of eight leading University of South Florida researchers named to the new class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Dr. Kip is a professor of epidemiology in the USF College of Public Health, with a secondary appointment in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Cardiology.

Elected as an AASS Fellow in the Medical Sciences Section, he was cited for “pioneering and groundbreaking research in the fields of interventional cardiology and psychotherapy, particularly for development of new treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.”  Dr. Kip is one of he world’s leading researchers of  accelerated resolution therapy, or ART, an emerging treatment that requires fewer sessions than other forms of PTSD therapy. His studies and subsequent peer-reviewed publications of ART’s effectiveness have contributed to the training of more than 2,000 clinicians internationally and helped the recovery of veterans and military service members with debilitating symptoms of trauma.

Dr. Kip also holds a joint appointment with the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa. He previously served as executive director of the Research Center and interim associate dean for research for the USF College of Nursing.

Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 416 members from institutions around the world have been awarded the lifetime honor in recognition of their  scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

This year, USF again ranks fourth worldwide for institutions with the most new AAAS Fellows elected –tied with Indiana University. USF has the highest number of new AAAS Fellows among universities in Florida, and this new class brings USF’s total number of AAAS Fellows to 65.

New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Feb. 16, 2019 during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874.