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29-Nov-2012

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Contact: Tom Vasich
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13 from UCI named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

Honor is conferred for distinguished contributions to their fields

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 -- Twelve UC Irvine researchers and one administrator have been made fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

A total of 702 AAAS members are being honored this year for their efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will receive an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin on Feb. 16, 2013, at the organization's annual meeting in Boston.

The class is being formally announced Nov. 30 in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science. The 2012 UCI fellows are:

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About the American Association for the Advancement of Science: The world's largest general scientific society, AAAS publishes the journals Science, Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. The nonprofit was founded in 1848 and includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science serving 10 million individuals. AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission of "advancing science, serving society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more.

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