The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has honored Carolyn Meltzer, MD, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Richard M. Watanabe, PhD, professor of population and public health sciences, by naming them Fellows for their groundbreaking research.

Meltzer is an award-winning researcher in neuroradiology and nuclear medicine whose work has improved the understanding of the brain’s structure and function during normal aging, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and psychiatric disorders in later life. Watanabe’s research focuses on the abnormal physiological processes and genetics of type 2 diabetes and obesity.

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.

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