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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Rogers, Quaggin elected to National Academy of Medicine

SQI faculty members John Rogers and Susan Quaggin are among four Northwestern University professors elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in this year’s cycle.

Already a member of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, Rogers is one of just 25 people to be elected to all three academies.

“At a personal level, I’m deeply honored to be selected to join this elite group but, more significantly, this recognition represents an important validation of our collaborative, interdisciplinary style of work at the interface between medicine and engineering science,” Rogers, the director of SQI’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, said in a Northwestern press release. “As someone whose core training is in the physical sciences, I’m delighted to receive this form of endorsement from the highest levels of the medical community.”

Quaggin is the director of the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute and chief of Nephrology and Hypertension in the Department of Medicine. Her research focuses on closing the gap between scientific discovery and innovative patient care for kidney and cardiovascular diseases.

“It is an incredible honor to be elected, one that I did not expect,” Quaggin said. “The work in the lab has always been inspired by my patients and this recognition spurs me on to work harder and continue to spread the message to future physicians that there is no better career than one combining patient care and science.”