Dr. John Adams named 2016 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

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College of Public Health’s John Adams, PhD is one of five leading University of South Florida researchers named to the new class of Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This year’s class also includes Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM and Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, MBA from USF Health.

With this year’s new Fellows class, USF again ranks fourth among all organizations worldwide, tied with University of Florida, in the designation of new AAAS Fellows, and joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. USF and UF lead Florida universities in new AAAS Fellows selection.


John Adams, PhD

AAAS is the world’s largest and one of the most prestigious scientific societies. Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Adams, elected AAAS Fellow in the association’s Biological Sciences Section, was cited for pioneering efforts and distinguished contributions in fundamental and translational malaria research, particularly discoveries to improve antimalarial drugs and vaccines.  Dr. Adams is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Global Health and holds joint appointments in the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine. He has dedicated his career to finding solutions for malaria, one of the leading causes of death and disease globally.

Excerpts from USF Health News. Read the full story here.