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Engineering professor named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., the College of Engineering Foundation Professor, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. (Photo courtesy VCU College of Engineering)

Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., College of Engineering Foundation Professor, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Donahue was named an AAAS fellow for seminal studies identifying mechanisms underlying adaptation of bone to its mechanical environment and for developing innovative strategies to regenerate bone lost to disease, injury or aging.

“Being elected an AAAS fellow is a great honor and I am proud to join such a distinguished list of scientists and engineers,” Donahue said. “The collaborative and innovative environment at VCU is essential to conducting excellent scientific research and clearly contributed to me being named an AAAS fellow.”

This year, 416 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will receive an official certificate and a gold-and-blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Feb. 16 at the AAAS Fellows Forum in Washington, D.C.

The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874. The lifetime honor comes with an expectation that recipients maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.