American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects an Alumna
Carol C. Nadelson, M.D. (M '61), director of the Partners Office for Women's Careers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Nadelson, also a professor of psychiatry, has been a pioneer in exploring gender differences in women's health and mental health. Her early publications included those on psychological responses to rape, pregnancy and perinatal psychiatry, adoption and psychiatric issues in abortion. She and her colleagues were the first to identify rape as a risk factor for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Nadelson is among the 229 leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector elected to the academy this year. She will be inducted Oct. 9 at the House of the Academy in Cambridge, Mass.
A center for independent policy research, the academy was established in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock and other leaders. Current projects focus on science and technology, global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities and culture, and education.
Since its founding, the elected members of the academy have included George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill. The academy has about 4,000 American fellows and 600 honorary foreign members. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
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