Chem alumna earns nat’l honor; credits Gettysburg for her success

Allison Campbell '85 selected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

For many scientists, selection as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an achievement to aspire to. For Allison Campbell ’85, that aspiration is now a reality. Late last year, the former chemistry major at Gettysburg College was recognized as a Fellow of the AAAS for her work in the “synthesis of thin films for ceramics and biomaterial development.”
Campbell’s success in the biomaterials field has been nationally recognized through numerous awards and honors from the scientific community. Some of her most notable research includes her study of the fundamentals of bone and teeth mineralization, which led her to invent a coating that helps artificial joints bond to bone. Her achievement in being selected as a Fellow of the AAAS, an international nonprofit organization that promotes the advancement of science globally, speaks to her true dedication to her field. She and the other recipients will be honored at an induction ceremony on Feb. 16 at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston.

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