FACULTY HONOR: Currie elected member of National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine

Janet Currie, the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and director of the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health and Wellbeing, was among 70 new members and 10 foreign associates recently elected to National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine. The election, considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, was announced Oct. 21 at the National Academy of Sciences' 43rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. New members include individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health.