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Immunologist and alumna Crystal Mackall, M.D. (’84)., is profiled in USA TODAY.

Alumna elected to National Academy of Medicine

Crystal Mackall, M.D. (‘84), was recently elected as a new member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Mackall was one of 100 inductees, including 90 members from the U.S. and 10 international members.

The Academy recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Dr. Mackall is the founding director of the Stanford Center for Cancer Cell Therapy and a professor of pediatrics and medicine at Stanford University. She has been credited for pioneering immune therapies for children’s cancers, and for discovering fundamental principles of human immunology and translating these insights into cutting-edge engineered cell therapies for cancer.

“This extraordinary class of new members is comprised of exceptional scholars and leaders who have been at the forefront of responding to serious public health challenges, combatting social inequities, and achieving innovative discoveries,” said Victor J. Dzau, M.D., president of the National Academy of Medicine.

Election to the Academy is among the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Dr. Mackall has been featured in Ignite, NEOMED’s human interest magazine,  and in the University’s Creating Transformational Leaders campaign.