John M. Carethers, M.D., elected to AAAS

April 22, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

John M. Carethers, M.D., is one of four University of Michigan faculty members recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), a prestigious society that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.

Founded in 1780, AAAS is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world.

One of 213 new AAAS members, Carethers is the John G. Searle Professor of Internal Medicine, professor of human genetics and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. His research interests including familial cancer and polyposis syndromes, mechanisms of tumor progression, tumor genetics, tumor markers, DNA mismatch repair, and colorectal cancer disparities.

U-M’s other inductees are: Magdalene Lampert, Ed.D., M.Ed., professor emerita of education in the School of Education; Melanie Sanford, Ph.D., the Moses Gomberg Collegiate Professor of Chemistry in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA); and George Tsebelis, Ph.D., the Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science in LSA.

“It is an honor to welcome this new class of exceptional women and men as part of our distinguished membership,” says Don Randel, chair of the academy’s board of directors. “Their election affords us an invaluable opportunity to bring their expertise and knowledge to bear on some of the most significant challenges of our day. We look forward to engaging these new members in the work of the academy.”

For a list of the new class, which will be inducted at an Oct. 8 ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., visit: