University of South Florida

Dr. Sarah Yuan named Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

USF Health’s pathobiology expert Sarah Y. Yuan, PhD, is among nine USF researchers, and 450 from across the country, named new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The honor, announced Nov. 26, is one of the most prestigious among academic researchers worldwide.

AAAS is the world’s largest scientific society, recognizing research and scholarly excellence in fields ranging from engineering to health sciences. Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Dr. Yuan, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, was named a fellow in the Medical Sciences Section of AAAS. Dr. Yuan holds the Deriso Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Disease at USF Health and is a national leader in translational cardiovascular research. Her AAAS citation noted: For distinguished contributions in advancing molecular pathophysiology of trauma, sepsis, atherosclerosis, diabetes; particularly for developing paradigm-shifting theories and imaging technologies in microvascular permeability.

As an AAAS Fellow, Dr. Yuan is among some of USF’s most accomplished faculty members, representing decades of scientific accomplishments.

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