Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering Elects Nineteen New Members in 2008

Hartford, CT — The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering announces the election of nineteen of Connecticut’s leading experts in science, engineering and technology to membership in the Academy. The newly elected members will be introduced at the Academy’s 33rd Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 21, 2008, at the Peabody Museum New Haven with a dinner and presentations following at the New Haven Lawn Club.

The nineteen newly elected members are:
Michael Accorsi, PhD, Professor & Department Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut; Donald Bossi, PhD, President, Evora, LLC; Troyen Brennan, JD, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Aetna; Christine Broadbridge, PhD, Professor of Physics, Education Director, Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena, Southern Connecticut State University; Baki Cetegen, PhD, Professor & Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut; Jack Elias, MD, Waldemar Von Zedwitz Professor of Medicine & Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and Chief, Beeson Medical Service, Yale-New Haven Hospital; William Fitzgerald, PhD, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut; Ira Flatow, President/Executive Producer, ScienceFriday, Inc.; Andrew Hamilton, PhD Provost, Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry, Professor, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University; Kazem Kazerounian, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut; Diane Krause, PhD, MD, Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Associate Director, Yale Stem Cell Program, Yale University School of Medicine; Harlan Krumholz, MD, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Heath (Cardiology), Professor of Investigative Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine; Leo Lefrançois, PhD, Professor of Immunology; University of Connecticut Health Center; Leslie Loew, PhD, Boehringer Ingelheim Chair in Cell Sciences, Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Director, R.D. Berlin Center for Cell Analysis & Modeling, University of Connecticut Health Center; Michael McQuade, PhD, Senior Vice President, Science & Technology, United Technologies Corporation; Nancy Ruddle, PhD, John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and Immunobiology, Yale School of Public Health, Director of Graduate Studies, Yale University School of Medicine; Michael Snyder, PhD, Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University, Director of the Yale Center for Genomics and Proteomics; Mary Tinetti, MD, Gladys Phillips Crowfoot Professor of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, Director of the Yale Program on Aging, Director of the Yale Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Aging, Director of the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; Charles Yarish, PhD, Professor of Biology, University of Connecticut.

Election to the Academy is on the basis of scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence. By statute, the Academy’s membership is limited to 250 individuals.


The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering was chartered by the General Assembly in 1976 to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to human welfare and economic well being. For more information about the Academy, please see