January 7, 2013
David Allison Ph.D.,  Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor, associate dean for science, director of Office of Energetics , and director of Nutrition Obesity Research Center  in the University of Alabama at Birmingham  School of Public Health , has been elected to membership in the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars .
“The Society of Scholars was created on the recommendation of then president Milton S. Eisenhower and approved by the university board of trustees on May 1, 1967. The society -- the first of its kind in the nation -- inducts former postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral degree recipients, house staff and junior or visiting faculty who have served at least a year at Johns Hopkins and thereafter gained marked distinction elsewhere in their fields of physical, biological, medical, social or engineering sciences or in the humanities and for whom at least five years have elapsed since their last Johns Hopkins affiliation.”
Dr. Allison was a post-doctoral fellow in Departments of Pediatrics and Behavioral Psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & The Kennedy Institute from 1990 to 1991.
Induction of new members of the Society of Scholars will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Leith Symington Griswold Hall at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. At that time, the scholars are presented with a medallion and certificate.