Philip Greenberg elected to National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Philip Greenberg, professor (Medical Oncology) has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, and membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.
Greenberg is an internationally-recognized expert in cancer immunotherapy, a form of therapy that aims to harness the power of immune cells to eliminate cancer.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. The NAS was signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863, at the height of the Civil War. As mandated in its Act of Incorporation, the NAS has, since 1863, served to “investigate, examine, experiment, and report upon any subject of science or art” whenever called upon to do so by any department of the government.