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Eva Schernhammer elected ÖAW member

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(Vienna, 29.04.2024) The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has elected 34 new members to its ranks. Eva Schernhammer from the Department of Epidemiology at MedUni Vienna's Center for Public Health was appointed a corresponding member of the mathematics and natural sciences class in Austria by the Austrian Academy of Sciences for her outstanding expertise.

The election of new members, divided into honorary members, full members, corresponding members in Austria and abroad, and members of the Young Academy, takes place once a year. It is essential for admission that the persons meet the highest requirements in terms of personality, scientific work and reputation in the professional world and come from different disciplines. In this year's elections, 16 female and 17 male researchers and one non-binary person from a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities, social and cultural sciences as well as mathematics, natural and technical sciences were awarded membership of the ÖAW for their outstanding scientific achievements.

The epidemiologist and expert in health research and promotion, who studies the effects of disorders of the circadian system in humans, among other things, is delighted with the honor of membership, which she sees as an award for her groundbreaking research. Eva Schernhammer is currently working with her team on her ERC Advanced project CLOCKrisk. "We want to revolutionize the prevention of circadian diseases through new approaches in precision prevention and thus offer new possibilities in the application of personalized measures," says Schernhammer.

A MedUni Vienna employee was also elected as a member of the "Young Academy": Thomas Vogl from MedUni Vienna's Center for Cancer Research.