THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Rita Colwell

BS. (Lafayette, Indiana, 1956) MS (Purdue University, 1958) PhD (University of Washington, Seattle, 1961) Guest Scientist, National Research Council of Canada 1961-1963

Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Chairman, Canon US Life Sciences, Inc; former Director of the National Science Foundation, USA University of Maryland College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Honorary Member ScienceElected in 2010

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