National Academy of Medicine

Dear Colleagues,


It gives me great pleasure to announce that two CIS Past Presidents, Drs. Steven Holland and Jordan Orange, have been recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine! Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.  Drs. Holland and Orange were selected for their specific contributions to individual fields, which also benefitted the entire field of medicine.


Steven M. Holland, M.D., NIH Distinguished Investigator, Director, Division of Intramural Research, and Chief, Immunopathogenesis section, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.  Elected for distinguished achievements in primary immunodeficiencies and infectious diseases, including the recognition, treatment, genomic identification, and cure of previously unexplained diseases as well as the identification and characterization of novel pathogens in those diseases.




Jordan Scott Orange, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of pediatrics, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University; and Pediatrician-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York City.  Elected for his research achievements in defining a new class of immune diseases, Natural Killer cell deficiencies, as well as other genetic immunodeficiencies.



Congratulations Steve and Jordan!!  This is a tremendous and well-deserved recognition of your many contributions to our field.  CIS is delighted that you are our own, and we are very proud of your achievements.


Roshini S. Abraham, PhD
CIS President