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Dr. Onyebuchi Arah has been elected by the membership of the Society for Epidemiologic Research to serve as the society’s president-elect (2021-22), president (2022-23), and past president (2023-24).

Kevin Baldwin was named a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association for 2020.

Dr. Sudipto Banerjee was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2020 and was elected president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis for the 2021-22 term.

Dr. Roshan Bastani received the “100 in 100” achievement honor for women from UCLA Health.

Dr. Ron Brookmeyer served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies.

Dr. Catherine Carpenter was named guest editor of a special issue of Nutritional Epidemiology on “Nutrients: The Role of Nutrition in the Prevention of and Recovery from Infectious Diseases.”

Dr. Liwei Chen was named associate editor for the journal Trials and the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.

Dr. Kristen Choi was named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” for healthcare.

Dr. Anne L. Coleman received the “100 in 100” achievement honor for women from UCLA Health.

Dr. Alina Dorian was named vice chair of the Los Angeles County Public Health Commission.

Dr. Joann Elmore received the “100 in 100” achievement honor for women from UCLA Health.

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use, and Wellbeing in STEMM Undergraduate and Graduate Education.

Dr. Jonathan Fielding was a key member of the advisory board for the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 (Healthy People 2030).

Dr. Chandra Ford received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Black Women Physicians, and the Outstanding Academic Title for 2020 from the American Library Association’s Choice magazine for a book, “Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional,” that she co-edited; and was an editorial adviser and guest editor of a special COVID-19 edition of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal.

Dr. Patricia Ganz received the “100 in 100” achievement honor for women from UCLA Health.

Dr. Sander Greenland was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers by the Clarivate Web of Science Group.

Dr. Nina Harawa received the “100 in 100” achievement honor for women from UCLA Health.

Dr. Ron D. Hays was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers by the Clarivate Web of Science Group.

Dr. Jody Heymann received the “100 in 100” achievement honor for women from UCLA Health.

Dr. Felicia Hodge was appointed to the UCLA Academic Senate Council on Academic Personnel and the Southern Indian Health Center Advisory Board, as well as being named an honorary member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Dr. Steve Horvath was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers by the Clarivate Web of Science Group.

Dr. Michael Jerrett was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers by the Clarivate Web of Science Group, and was appointed to the Health Effects Institute Review Committee.

Dr. Robert Kim-Farley was appointed as a member of the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute for 2021 to 2024.

Dr. Jian Li was named to the National Occupational Research Agenda’s Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Other Chronic Disease Prevention Cross-Sector Council.

Dr. Jingyi (Jessica) Li was named to the MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” List.

Dr. Mark Litwin received the 2021 Sherman Mellinkoff Award from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Vickie Mays received the 2020 Carl Taube Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Mental Health from the American Public Health Association’s Mental Health Section; the American Psychological Association President’s Citation; and was named special adviser to the UCLA chancellor on Black life.

Dr. Jack Needleman was appointed to the 2021 National Quality Forum All-Cause Admissions and Readmissions Standing Committee.

Dr. Anne Pebley was named a member of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Committee on Population.

Dr. Ninez Ponce was named to the editorial advisory board of the journal Milbank Quarterly, to the board of directors for AcademyHealth, and to the AcademyHealth Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Services Research; she was also elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and received the 2020 Inaugural Data Equity Award from the Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL).

Dr. Thomas Rice was named to the editorial advisory board of the journal Milbank Quarterly.

Dr. Anne Rimoin received the Global Achievement Award from the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association.

Dr. Beate Ritz was reappointed to the California Air Resources Board’s Scientific Review Panel.

Dr. Linda Rosenstock received the “100 in 100” achievement honor for women from UCLA Health.

Dr. Brennan Spiegel’s book, “VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine,” was named one of the top eight science books of 2020 by Wired magazine.

Dr. Marc A. Suchard was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers by the Clarivate Web of Science Group, and one of his research articles was cited by the MIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics as a “Best Article.”

Dr. Paul Torrens received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Partners in Care Foundation.

Dr. Candace Tsai was named a member of the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances Committee for the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo.

Dr. May C. Wang was named to the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research program.

Dr. Nathan D. Wong was elected president of the Inter-American Heart Foundation in December 2020.

Dr. Weng Kee Wong was named a Yushan Scholar by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

Dr. Elizabeth Yano was named to the National Institutes of Health’s Steering Committee on Sex and Gender Differences for the NIH Vivian Pinn Symposium and to the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military.