Peter Salovey elected to Institute of Medicine

Yale president is known for work on emotional intelligence.

Peter SaloveyPsychologist Peter Salovey has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates elected in 2013. Membership in the IOM, which is a component of the National Academies, is considered one of the highest honors in the United States for scientists and professionals in health and medicine.

Salovey is well known for his research on emotion and health, including work on emotional intelligence.  He has also worked on the development of health communications related to the prevention and detection of cancer and HIV/AIDS.

He has been a faculty member in the psychology department at Yale University since 1986. Salovey became the president of Yale earlier this year, after serving in various administrative posts at the university.

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