Three alumni of the medical school were elected to the Institute of Medicine in October. They are:

Francine M. Benes, Ph.D. ’72, M.D. ’78, director of the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. The center is the largest resource for the collection and distribution of postmortem brains from people with movement disorders, dementias and major psychoses.

Howard K. Koh, M.D. ’77, M.P.H., professor of health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health, and former commissioner of public health for Massachusetts. Koh’s areas of interest include early detection and prevention of skin cancer, policy aspects of tobacco control and cancer disparities in racial and ethnic minorities.

James S. Marks, M.P.H. ’80, director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Marks develops ways to reduce or prevent the consequences of tobacco use, obesity and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.