David Amaral, distinguished professor and Beneto Foundation Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the MIND Institute, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
An autism expert, Amaral joins an elite group of physicians and scientists in the National Academy of Medicine. Only 100 new members are elected each year from the U.S. He is one of 13 UC Davis faculty members who have been elected to the Academy since its founding in 1970 and the only one from UC Davis elected this year.
Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The honor recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. New members are elected by current members who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.