Three School of Medicine faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.

Founded in 1848, the AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science.

The association’s mission is to “advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.” The AAAS also publishes the journal Science.

At the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in February, 503 new Fellows were lauded for their exceptional contributions to science and technology.