The Membership Committee (Danyel Tacker, Paul Jannetto, and Susan Evans) has been active reviewing membership applications and we are pleased to report that eighteen new Fellows have joined the Academy in the last year. Many of these outstanding clinical scientists were in attendance at the induction ceremony held at the annual NACB Awards and Membership luncheon in Chicago in July. It is always a thrill to hear the names read and see the new Fellows on the stage for the ceremony.
As of November 2014 the membership of the Academy is 532. There are 381 Fellows, 111 Emeritus Fellows, and 40 Associate Fellows. We have a solid retention rate of close to 94% and with the addition of the new fellows the membership is at 97% of our total this time last year. We recently held a membership drive and hope to continue to add new Fellows. We have found these efforts valuable but we also want to reach out to all of you. Please encourage colleagues to apply for membership or send nominations to any of us and we will send them a personal invitation to join the Academy.