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Chang, Moore elected to National Academy of Medicine

Howard Chang

Howard Chang and Tirin Moore are among the 70 new members and 10 new international members announced Oct. 16 by the academy.

Howard Chang, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology, and Tirin Moore, PhD, professor of neurobiology, have been elected members of the National Academy of Medicine.

They are among the 70 new members and 10 new international members announced Oct. 16 by the academy, which provides independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. Chang is the director of the Center for Personal Dynamic Regulomes at Stanford, and the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Genomics. His research focuses on understanding how epigenetic tags on DNA affect gene expression and coordinate cell fate and function, as well as on the role played by long noncoding RNAs and other RNA structures in biological regulation. He is a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, the Stanford Child Health Research InstituteStanford ChEM-H and Stanford Bio-X.

Moore is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. His research focuses on neural mechanisms of sensory-motor integration and the neural basis of cognitive functions, such as attention. Work in his lab has elucidated how neural signals related to movement influence the processing of visual information by sensory neurons, and how the integration of visual and movement signals within the brain influence perception and guide behavior. He is a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, the Child Health Research Institute and Bio-X.

Election to the academy recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care or public health.