CORVALLIS, Ore. - Anita Guerrini of Oregon State University has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

Guerrini, who is the Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Chair in the Humanities, was honored for "distinguished scholarship in the history of early modern science and medicine, and for leadership in fostering interdisciplinary scholarship in science studies."

Guerrini joined OSU's history department in the summer of 2008. Her research has focused on the history of the life sciences and medicine, as well as on environmental history. She has a Ph.D. from Indiana University and received her master's from Oxford University. She is the author of several books, and has edited numerous volumes and articles.

She has received grants or fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Huntington Library and others.

This year, 531 members across the nation were awarded this honor by the AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. They will be recognized at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2010 AAAS annual meeting on Feb. 20 in San Diego.

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Molly McElroy, AAAS, 202-326-6434